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Get out your arts and crafts kit. It's time to light up your summer evenings
When it’s summer, the days can never last too long. And while you can’t control the sun, you can keep the lights burning all night long. Click through for five ways to light up your summer nights with simple, affordable and stunning DIY lanterns.
Nothing is more versatile than that Mason jar hanging out in the back of your kitchen cupboard, so why not make something with it? How about a paper lantern starring the gorgeous Vancouver skyline?
What You Need
Follow the steps shown in DIY blogger Rebecca’s post and you’ll end up with a homemade lantern you’ll never want to blow out.
The best part about this craft is that you have to drink the wine before you can use the bottle. After you’ve sampled the grapes, you’ll be drilling a hole into the bottle and placing a strand of Christmas lights inside.
Head over to the always-inspiring Wit & Whistle blog for all the instructions on how to make this stunning lantern.
Who knew you could create something so pretty with plain old paper bags? (Yes Pinterest users, we know you knew). Cut out initials, flowers, symbols etc. into the paper bags and hang them everywhere for a customized glow.
Check out Grace Bonney’s Design*Sponge for all the details.
Make like the Egyptians with these little pyramid-shaped lanterns. They are adorable and easy to make, so get the craft supplies out and praise Ra.
Here’s what you need:
Rachelle Doorley provides detailed steps on how to make these lanterns, so make your way to Tinkerlab to get started.
Once you’ve drunk the milk (straight out of the carton, of course) you can use the container to add touches of radiance to any room or event. There are so many different ways to customize and decorate these, and they’re a great activity for youngsters with an interest in crafting.
How to Do It