If basic string lights aren't cutting it for you, then it's time to add some Christmas lanterns to your holiday display. They can function as a centerpiece, light up your yard, or just add some extra glow to corners of your house. Whether you want to totally DIY a lantern from scratch, or just want to dress up your existing lanterns for the holidays, we've got ideas for you on this list.
It Takes A Village
This creative display takes multiple zinc houses and turns them into a winter village. Use copper string lights for a more vintage vibe.
Can you even believe these pretty lanterns are made out of paper? This takes origami to the next-level.
Cranberries and fresh cut juniper look stunning tucked inside a set of mason jars—especially when they're illuminated with candlelight.
All The Ornaments
These DIY ornaments are a little larger in size, making them the perfect container for a set of string lights.
Pretty up your holiday table with the soft glow of this DIY centerpiece. Epsom salts create a snow-covered effect on mason jars.
Instead of standard string lights, light up your front yard with mini lanterns. It'll add an ethereal, vintage vibe to your holiday decor.
Ice, Ice Baby
Bet you didn't know you could make a lantern out of ice. Minds = blown.
Candy Cane Lane
These paper lanterns are stupid easy to make. Choose red and white paper for a candy cane theme.
Traditional, But Not Boring
Traditional decor doesn't have to look staid or dated. Fill white lanterns with red ornaments and tie with red bows for a fun accent.