12 DIY Paper Lanterns that will Brighten Your Home

When I think of paper lanterns, the image that comes to mind is the Chinese paper lantern I would make as a child at school. While there are a lot of clever takes on that, the internet has a ton of unusual and creative ideas you can follow to make your own paper lanterns. Here are a few:

3 Dimensional Paper Lanterns

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Learn how to make it here.

Cathedral Paper Lantern

Stained “Glass” Lanterns

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Follow the tutorial here.

Petal Paper Lanterns

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Learn how to make it here.

Illustrated Paper Lanterns

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Follow the steps to make it here.

Pastel Painted Lanterns

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Learn to make it here.

Tropical Lanterns

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Follow the tutorial here to make it.

Star Wars Paper Lanterns

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Learn how to make it here.

Tissue Paper Lanterns

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These aren’t strictly paper lanterns as they require glassware as well. Learn more about how to make it here.

Fall-Themed Lanterns

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Follow the tutorial here.

Hanging Paper Cutout Lanterns

Beauty and the Beast Lanterns

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Learn how to make it here.

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