July 19, 2011

An Easy Outdoor Lantern DIY

I've been wanting some glass candle lanterns to hang under our outdoor umbrella ever since I saw the West Elm store display below. I've also been wanting to try decoupaging some votive holders like these from BHLDN. So I combined the two inspirations and picked up some lanterns in the wedding section at Michael's ($2.99 each before coupon), got out my Mod Podge and some fabric scraps and made some sweet decoupaged lanterns.  

Also on my outdoor DIY list is this BHLDN flower vase. Chug some wine, then tie wine bottle onto stick with twine? My kinda DIY. Plus, they sell for $68 for a set of four on BHLDN. 


  1. these are too cute! and oh so creative.
    i love them!!

  2. Those look amazing! I hadn't ever thought of using leaves before. My wife and I are having an outdoor party in a few months and we've been looking at different decorations. I like the look of lanterns. The lighting from candles is much better than large, artificial lighting. Thanks for the ideas! http://www.giftsdecorandmore.com/dept-45230