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Retro DIY Patio Lanterns

Updated February 22, 2019
Retro DIY Patio Lanterns
Retro DIY Patio Lanterns
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Luminate your porch on a summer evening with these snazzy Retro DIY Patio Lanterns! This project is not only a bright idea, but it's also an easy paper craft that can be completed in one evening. This tutorial will show you how to easily take a basic set of outdoor string lights and quickly transform them into cute patio lanterns! By covering mini solo cups with paper, you can instantly make adorable and affordable patio lanterns. You will light up every time you turn these DIY outdoor decorations on!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Type of Paper UsedScrapbook Paper



Find more innovative lantern ideas in our collection, How to Make a Paper Lantern: 11 DIY Paper Lanterns.

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Summer? Does anyone think they would work for the winter holidays? I can just see these lighting up the doorway or strung alongside the walkway on Thanksgiving or Christmas 0r New Year's Eve. Just change the colors to suit the season and that's all there is to it. It's an awesome idea and so simple to do! I have to try it.


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