25 Ways you Can Decorate with Lanterns

25 Things to Fill a Lantern on the Craft Warehouse Blog

Lanterns are being seen all over the decorating blogs, magazines and Pinterest. There’s a good reason – lanterns are super versatile and easy to decorate with. You can add almost anything to them. If you’re having trouble visualizing how you will use that empty lantern in your home, we have some ideas for you.

Lanterns can be used to simply hold a light or they can be the showcase for every seasonal decor change in your home. Here are 25 things you can use to decorate a lantern. We gathered these images from our own archives and from our Lanterns Pinterest board.  Many of these can be combined. Try number 1 with number 5 and number 18. Or number 3 with number 4 and number 11. Have fun! Most of these items, including a quality selection of lanterns, can be found at your local Craft Warehouse store.

  1. One large electric candle
  2. A few small electric candles
  3. String of small battery operated lights
  4. Pinecones, pine leaves, acorns, autumn leaves
  5. Ornaments
  6. Memorabilia from a vacation
  7. Sand and seashells
  8. Faux succulents
  9. Figurines
  10. Faux moss and ferns
  11. Small gourds
  12. Little house/car and bottle brush trees
  13. Nativity scene
  14. Any faux flowers for all seasons
  15. Sea glass
  16. Vintage items to display
  17. Faux cranberries or rosehips
  18. Fake snow
  19. Vintage bottles
  20. Faux pastel colored Easter eggs
  21. Birds nest
  22. Mini Christmas tree
  23. Candy conversation hearts
  24. Birds
  25. Family photos

25 Uses for Lanterns year Round