Outdoor Decor: 5 Beautiful DIY Paper Lantern Projects

I know what you are thinking: paper and outdoors?? Well, perhaps not permanantly, but for those non-rainy summer gatherings, you will want your outdoors do be as fun and welcoming as your indoors. Paper is inexpensive, comes in a bazillion varieties, and makes a big impact! Here’s a big tip: start with a ready-made paper lantern and gussy it up a bit!      

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1. Belinda at the Happy Home Blog used doilies to make this stunning statement,above.

2. Martha takes a page from Belinda’s book by covering lanterns with colored tissue paper for an entirely different effect. (Top image)

3. Craftynest spruced up her paper lanterns with white flowers and pom-pom fringe.

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4. If you aren’t into round lanterns, how about square? This project from Blush and Bashful  is simply paper bags with flair.

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5. Lastly, this lighted pennant garland from Once Wed is another fun way to change up typical string lights around the patio.

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Hopefully these cheap and easy DIY’s will get you in the mood for a little summer socializing. You know you want to host a party now…