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DIY Paper Lantern Ideas

Paper Lanterns provide a great accent for any event.  Hang them in a photo booth, in the corner of a room or use them as a centerpiece on a table.  There are hundreds of ways to decorate lanterns to coordinate with your theme…the possibilities are endless!  Below are a few examples to give you inspiration for your next DIY project.  If you would like to replicate any of these looks, check out the links to PartyCheap where you can find the materials to do so.  Happy Decorating!

“Boho” Paper Lantern

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Make a few and display these lanterns at any Bohemian, Luau or rustic inspired party.  Like mentioned before, you will have a lot of the Kraft Paper left over to use on other projects.  Visit some of our other posts such as Backdrops, Tassels & More and DIY Rustic Decorations for some ideas.

Glittered Paper Lantern

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Make a few and display these lanterns at any event.  Choose a coordinating glitter color to match a particular color scheme for Birthdays, Bridal Showers, New Year’s Parties and more.  For other decorations to match perfectly with your new Glitter Lanterns, visit PartyCheap and search for New Years, Glitter, Birthday, etc!

Mini Umbrellas Paper Lantern

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Make multiple Umbrella Lanterns to use at any Luau Party or Spring/Summer event.  For other decorations to coordinate with colorful new lanterns, visit PartyCheap and search for Luau!

Flowered Paper Lantern

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These one of a kind Flower Lanterns would be the perfect addition to any Spring/Summer, Outdoor, Garden or Bridal event.  Choose a lei color to coordinate with you other decorations for an elegant, beautiful look.  Visit PartyCheap for more items to match your theme!

Doily Paper Lantern

For instructions on how to make our Doily Paper Lanterns as well as other Paper Doily projects, visit our post on DIY Rustic Decorations.

As always, have fun Creating The Party!

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