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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.

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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.

See more at The Inspired Room.


Winter Wonderland

Can you even believe these pretty lanterns are made out of paper? This takes origami to the next-level.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.


Berry Awesome

Cranberries and fresh cut juniper look stunning tucked inside a set of mason jars—especially when they’re illuminated with candlelight.

See more at Yellow Bliss Road


All The Ornaments

These DIY ornaments are a little larger in size, making them the perfect container for a set of string lights.

See more at Home Stories A to Z.


Winter Wonderland

Pretty up your holiday table with the soft glow of this DIY centerpiece. Epsom salts create a snow-covered effect on mason jars.

Get the tutorial at Remodelando la Casa.


Pining For You

If you don’t want to spend a ton on holiday decor, you can dress your existing lanterns up for Christmas. Add a pinecone and some string lights inside and you’re good to go.

See more at Our Southern Home.


Vintage Vibes

Instead of standard string lights, light up your front yard with mini lanterns. It’ll add an ethereal, vintage vibe to your holiday decor.


Keep It Classic

Create a festive entrance with plaid blankets and classic red lanterns on your porch. You could also use the lanterns to line your drive or walkway.

See more at Good Housekeeping


Keep Calm & Plant On

Make lanterns stand out more by putting them inside planters. Fill with pine branches and pine cones for a red and green entryway.

See more at On Sutton Place.


Candy Cane Lane

These paper lanterns are stupid easy to make. Choose red and white paper for a candy cane theme.

See more at The Craft Train.


Stupid Simple

Not even joking, you can make this lantern in 5 minutes flat. When holiday chaos hits, this will save your life.

See more at Practically Functional.


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.

See more at On Sutton Place.

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