There are lots of ways to dress up plain paper lanterns, but this is a really fun and easy idea – glitter!

How to make fabulous DIY glitter lanterns

These would be pretty for birthday parties, the 4th of July (think sparklers), Christmas (silver bells), New Year’s (ball drop)… and of course you could make them in any color you like. A little messy, perhaps – but so fabulous!

How to make fabulous DIY glitter lanterns

It’s very, very easy to make these glittered lanterns. Hop over to Two Delighted for instructions!

Reposted gratefully with permission from Megan and Colleen of Two Delighted.


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    Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 7:42 am
    Christina @ I Gotta Create! says:
    Fabulous!! I just pinned these beauties. :)

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      Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
      Heather says:
      Yay! I'm glad you like them Christina! : )
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    Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 11:51 am
    Clare says:
    I love these :)
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    Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 10:34 am
    Dana says:
    They look great! However, I liked to see them with the light on!
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    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 11:48 am
    Kishie Bushnell says:
    Can the Japanese lantern be collapsed and stored once the glitter has been applied?
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      Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 1:23 pm
      Heather says:
      I'm not sure, but I wouldn't think it would be the best thing to do - I imagine it would knock off a lot of the glitter!
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    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    Laura says:
    Love it so simple and so elegant thanks for the tips always come handy