Cheap, easy, fast: our five favorite DIYs involving inexpensive paper lanterns (easily sourced from Ikea or your local party supply shop). What could be easier?
Above: A black drip-painted paper lantern suspended from a rope in the West Hollywood home of Chris McMillan (hairdresser to the stars, including Jennifer Aniston), photograph by Tim Street-Porter via the LA Times.
Above: A genius lantern cluster from Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy; photo by Eric Striffler via the NY Times. For instructions on creating something similar, go to Big, Beautiful Paper Globe Chandelier.
Above: Danish textile and product designer Ditte Maigaard, who runs the Ditte Maigaard Studio, created this splash-painted trio of lanterns; go to DIY: Japanese Watercolor Lantern. To see more DIY products from this inventive Dane, go to Made by Maigaard.