5 Favorites: Paper Lantern DIYs by

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 11, 2013

5 Favorites: Paper Lantern DIYs

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 11, 2013

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?

Stacked paper lanterns in Vanessa Bruno's apartment

Above: A stack of lanterns illuminates a corner of Vanessa Bruno's Paris apartment. Photograph by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer. For instructions, go to Vanessa Bruno's Stacked Paper Lanterns.

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.

Ombre Pink Paper Lamp Shade by Susanna Vento, Remodelista

Above: A rosy-hued ombre paper shade from Finnish interior prop stylist Susanna Vento. For instructions, go to DIY: Ombre Pink Paper Lamp Shade

Regolit Pendant Lamp Shades

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.



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