When you think of paper crafting projects, creating lighting projects like lamps and lanterns for your home may not immediately come to mind but they should. The translucency of paper works perfectly with the glow created by bulbs, LED lights, and battery powered candles.
Take care not to use real candles in your DIY lanterns, these projects are hot but we don’t want your house to be! Several of these projects use up-cycled materials such as grocery bags and egg cartons so I say these lamps get the “green” light on your DIY list as they are both beautiful and economical. If you are considering shopping for lighting for your home, check out these 15 paper lamp and lantern tutorials first and add a personal, handcrafted touch to your home instead.
Paper Lamps-The finishing touch to a room when decorating is often lamps and lighting. Instead of buying a lamp, you can create your own decorator piece that matches your decor perfectly with these five tutorials.
Paper Lanterns-These DIY paper lanterns are so versatile they can be used inside and out. They can be used as home or party and wedding decor. Make just one or display them in multiples for added impact. From old book pages to scrapbook paper, chances are you have the supplies on hand to create these lanterns today!
Floral Lights-Soft floral petals created with paper lend themselves perfectly to these DIY floral lamps and lanterns.
Have you created a lamp before?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.