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Creative Ways of Hanging Paper Lanterns Indoors: Plus DIY Lamp Ideas, and Where to Buy Everything

Below are some unique ways to hanging paper lanterns indoors, creative DIY projects that have used paper lanterns, and resources for where to buy the materials for all of this.

1. Creating a floor lamp

A long bent branch can be used as a stand to create an arc floor lamp. It can be planted into a pot of sand or soil, or cement can be used to create a solid base. The lightweight paper lantern then hangs off of the end of the branch, while the cord is wrapped around the branch and plugged into a wall. Another option is to use a fishing pole. Have a look at the photos below:

branch arc lamp

fishing pole arc

Idha Lindhag via Desire to Inspire 

2. The branch wall light

In Anne-Claire’s bedroom we see piece of driftwood has been attached to the wall above the bed. A pendant light has then been wrapped around the piece of wood and hangs down. The same can be done with a paper lantern.

wooden bedroom lamp

 

3. Creating a paper lantern chandelier

paper lantern chandelier

A paper lantern chandelier

This can be done in a number of ways. If you have track lights with hanging light fixtures, then paper lanterns can be simply fitted onto these lights. Another idea is to hanging a number of paper lanterns around a ceiling light fixture. That the light from that one fixture will make the lanterns softly glow. The best option, one that will require some electrical work, is to have a number of lights hanging down from the ceiling in one area which you can then fix one lantern to.

branch pendant light

You can also hang a branch and have paper lanterns hang off of it

 

DIY Projects

Because paper lanterns are so light weight and inexpensive there are a wide range of different and unique DIY projects based on them. Here are some creative DIY projects that have been done using hanging paper lanterns:

paper lanterns

Resources

Here is where to buy all the supplies to create your own paper lantern lighting indoors:

Where to buy:

You can find a range of paper lanterns here.

And you can find electric cords at the link on the left.

 

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Creative & Cool Candles: From Projectors to Votive Candle Holders

Here are a range of cool candles and unique votive candle holders.

The Bravit Molecular Candle

The Bravit is designed by Christoph van Bommel. The wax base is relatively thin and the one wick spreads out to form molecular structures allowing the candle to burn with 5 flames at a time. Is it chaos, beauty, or both?

From his site:

“The soul of the candle appears: the wick, hidden and charmless – stands out and draws attention: Will it burn? What path will it take? What will be left?”

The Bravit Candle

The Bravit Candle

DIY Coffee Can Candles

This DIY lantern tutorial by Maggie Makes uses coffee cans, a hammer, a nail, a stencil design and candles to make unique and decorative votive candle holders.

Coffee Can Votive Lantern

A coffee can votive lantern

Coffee Can Votive Lantern

Creative Candles: Hand Gestures

L’atelier WM, a design group in Paris, has designed a range of hand gesture candles.  Because of their fine detailing, these unique shaped candles look absolutely life like – source.

Hand Gesture Candle

Hand Gesture Candle

Rocking Votives

Pigeon Toe Ceramics have create these simple yet beautiful colored votive candle holders. The exterior has a nice egg like texture, while the inside is smooth and glazed with a choice of 15 different colors. They can be bought here for $36 each.

Colored votive holders

Colored egg votive candle holders

Colored votive holders

Colored egg votive candle holders

Luminology

The Luminology range of unique candles has a similar style as the Rocking Votives above. Made by Pigeon Toe Ceramics these are “porcelain vessels” that take their inspiration from backyard fire pits. The unique wick gives the candle a modern styling. These beautiful candles can be bought here with prices starting from $18. You can even mix and match the glazing color and the fragrance.

Luminology Candles

Beautiful candles by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Luminology Candles

A Luminology Candle

Kerr Lanterns

The Kerr Votive Lantern is another candle design by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. They are miniature mason jars made from porcelain which glow softly when a votive candle is lit inside. These hanging votive candle holders are available here for $36.

Hanging candle holders

The Kerr votive candle holders

Hanging candle holders

The Kerr votive candle holders

Lumen Shadow Projectors

In our post 3 Designer Lighting Profiles: Shadow Projectors we highlighted the Lumen Shadow Projectors by Adam Frank. They are not technically candles as they are fueled by oil, but they are unique and creative pieces. They are available here for $48.

Lumen Shadow Projector

Lumen Shadow Projector

 

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