The festival of lights is nearly here and it’s time to light up your home! Add some handmade charm to it with these easy DIY Paper Lanterns for Diwali.
Many festivals make use of lights for decorations, but Diwali is a festival that absolutely celebrates lights on their own!
Come Diwali and you’ll find them in all forms all over Indian streets and in Indian homes. You’ll find earthen clay lamps, intricate lamps made of brass or copper and even colorful and light paper lanterns.
And so we’ve decided that it’s the best time to make our own DIY paper lanterns for Diwali! You can either use these as they are, or place some lights inside – make sure you don’t end up burning paper!
10 DIY Paper Lanterns for Diwali
These paper lanterns from Motte are so pretty! With colored bits peeping out from the white background, they’ll look lovely with lights inside.
Want Diwali lights that double up as garden decor? Try out these easy paper lanterns in multiple colors to add some colorful whimsy.
Got craft sticks and wax paper? Great, that’s all you need to make these pretty lanterns from The Joy of Sharing. Those mandala designs in particular add to the Diwali feel.
How gorgeous is this butterfly paper lantern from My Poppet? We just love those colorful butterflies that are popping out and sharing the light inside.
These cut out paper lanterns from A Piece of Rainbow are so pretty and detailed. Just imagine how they’ll look with pretty lights shining inside.
Even if you don’t have lights shining from inside the lanterns, it doesn’t matter – not when the lantern itself is all glittery and shiny!
Get out the paints and pom poms, it’s time to make these pretty painted lanterns from Handmade Charlotte! After Diwali, you can reuse these lanterns as pastel spring decor.
Red Ted Art has a lovely and unique idea for Diwali lanterns, making use of black paper instead of the usual white. Can’t wait to see how lovely these will look!
Top Buzz gives us a detailed DIY video on how to make these colorful lanterns. These have a beautifully intrinsic Indian look about them that just scream Diwali!
Newbury Town Library shows us that festivals need not be about wastage – instead, you can make the best out of waste with these plastic bottle lanterns.
Aren’t these just gorgeous? I can imagine how beautiful these would look all lit up and placed in strategic corners around your home. Choose ones that’ll fit in with your festival decor and enjoy the beautiful festive ambiance!