Paper lanterns have been a great source of inspiration for a number of DIY lighting projects. Because they are super lightweight they make a great base to glue things onto – and they are cheap!
Here are some of our past posts that show DIY lighting using paper lanterns:
- DIY Paper Fortune Teller Lights
- It’s so FLUFFY! DIY Coffee Filter Lantern
- A Simple DIY Idea: The Vintage Map Paper Lantern
Allison of The 3Rs Blog has used a paper lantern to create her DIY paper flower pendant light. There are two unique things about how she made this light. First she used a paper punch to make all those flower petals easily and quickly. Second, vellum was used instead of paper, which gives the lamp a more refined look and produces a better glow. You can follow along with here tutorial here.
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