32 DIY Garden Lantern Ideas To Add Life To Your Outdoor Space

Take a look at these 32 DIY Garden Lantern Ideas. These outdoor lanterns can add life, festiveness, and warmth to your space in the night.

1. DIY Hanging Jar Lantern

Hang a bunch of these lanterns on your patio or balcony to enjoy the warm summer nights. The steps are simple and available at A Cultivated Nest!

2. DIY Rustic Wood Lantern

With some carpentry skills involved, this DIY lantern project can add warmth to your sitting area. The tutorial is here.

3. Knotted Hanging Lantern

Knotted Hanging Lantern

Make this knotted hanging candle for a rustic decoration using twine and glass jar. It looks great against the backdrop of plants. Check out the tutorial at Martha Stewart.

4. Mason Jar Lantern with Beaded Handle

Mason Jar Lantern with Beaded Handle

This beaded handle lantern is colorful and attractive, a fun project to complete with your kids! Learn more here.

5. DIY Solar Lights

DIY Solar Lights

Combine glass jars, glass frost paint, and small solar lights to complete this inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY project. View the instructions here.

6. DIY Rope Lanterns

Create this beach style rope lantern in no time using twine, rope, hot glue, and a few more supplies. We found the idea at Made In A Day.

7. Fabric Lantern

It’s super easy! Enhance the look of ordinary paper lanterns just by gluing your choice of fabrics together on them. For more details, click here.

8. DIY Rustic Lantern

Another rustic lantern idea, which is not much different from our DIY number two. The article is here!

9. Wax Paper Lanterns

Create pretty candle lanterns by tracing real flowers and greenery on the wax paper. We found the idea here.

10. Nature Inspired Lanterns

Nature Inspired Lanterns

Make these nature-inspired lanterns out of common things available in your yard like twigs, leaves, pine needles, etc. The eHow.com has a detailed tutorial on it.

11. Mason Jar Tiki Torches

Mason Jar Tiki Torches

This 5-minutes DIY can be done using citronella torch fuel, wick, and mason jar! Get the detailed tutorial here.

12. Fairy Lantern

These fairy lanterns can spark up your imagination in the night. Keep them in the garden, or in the kid’s room. Visit eHow for the DIY.

13. Outdoor Cube Lanterns

Outdoor Cube Lanterns

Use dowel rods and other materials to create these colorful cube lanterns. Perfect for any outdoor decoration! The tutorial is available at Homedit.

14. Tin Lantern

This upcycled low written tin can lantern craft is perfect for creating a romantic setting around you in the night. Check out the tutorial here.

15. Ice Lanterns

One of the gorgeous garden lantern ideas. These magical and swirly ice candles are perfect for making any holiday decor special! This DIY is available at Craftiments.

16. Paper Bag Lanterns

Paper bag lanterns are one of the most basic DIY outdoor lanterns that you can create in no time! Find the required steps here.

17. Paper Flower Lanterns

Paper Flower Lanterns

Grab a few mini paper lanterns and decorate them with splendid mini paper flowers and laces. Visit Studio DIY for the tutorial.

18. Frosted Garden Lanterns

This lantern idea is different from all the others on this list. It’s super easy yet super amazing! You just need to use frosted glass spray to complete this project. The trick is here.

19. Polka Dot DIY Garden Lanterns

Polka dots and mason jars are all the rage these days. Combine them in this project to create polka dot DIY garden lanterns. Visit The Sway for the steps.

20. Outdoor Lantern DIY

If you’re a macrame fanatic, don’t miss this DIY outdoor lantern idea! The tutorial is here.

21. DIY Hemp Lantern

DIY Hemp Lantern

Twines, balloons, glue, and string lights are all you need to create lanterns like these! The instructions are here.

22. DIY Floral Lantern

Use paper lanterns and paper flowers to recreate the project above! They look great during wedding festivities or birthday parties. Here’s the tutorial.

23. Faux Metal Star Lanterns

Faux Metal Star Lanterns

On A Piece of Rainbow, learn how to make faux metal star lanterns using paper cutouts.

24. Outdoor Tuna Can Lantern

Employ tuna cans, spray paints, and a few other materials are required to create this contemporary lantern for your garden! Click here for the tutorial.

25. Cafe String Lights from Birthday Party Hats

This DIY is just a three-step project that you can complete with your kids as well! You will need birthday hats, string lights, and scissors. Click here for the tutorial.

26. Cupcake Lanterns

Cupcake Lanterns

This is a short-term project but a cute one. Make these cupcake liner lights by following the instructions here.

27. Grapevine Lighting Balls

Take a look at these 32 DIY Garden Lantern Ideas. These outdoor lanterns can add life, festiveness, and warmth to your space in the night.

This detailed article here has all the information you need to create these grapevine light balls for your garden.

28. Hanging Jar Lanterns

An excellent idea for balcony gardeners. Hang these jar lanterns on the railings and give a boost to your balcony garden decorations. Visit Crafty Nest for the tutorial.

29. Canning Jar Lights

DIY Garden Lantern Ideas

Large sized mason jars and light cords are used to create these decorative DIY garden lanterns. Get the directions here.

30. Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

These tiki torches provide an appealing modern look to the backyard. Also, it’s a great way to recycle old wine bottles. Head over to Design Sponge for the tutorial.

Also Read: DIY Wine Bottle Ideas for the Garden

31. Outdoor Lantern from Clay Pot

Diy Outdoor Lantern from Clay Pot

A clay pot transformed into an outdoor lantern. You can also do this to plastic pots and woven baskets. Visit The Art Of Doing Stuff for the instructions.

32. Twine Wrapped Vase Lantern

A flower vase converted into a twine-wrapped lantern. Take inspiration from this video to make one for yourself.

Bonus–DIY Moroccan Lantern

DIY Moroccan Lantern

Kate from the Design Sponge created this Moroccan lantern from glass jars.

Which one of these garden lantern ideas is your favorite? Also, check out more DIY Lantern Ideas here!


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