Hanging Flower Lanterns

Monday, October 3, 2011

This project is fun to do and very affordable. It is however time-consuming and a lot of glue gun swearing is involved (ok...I don't swear, but I sure wanted to). 
You can use it for room decor or for special parties and events.


Hanging Flower Lanterns

I've seen lost of cute ideas in the blogosphere that are similar, especially for wedding decor. This project does not use Styrofoam balls, but just plain old regular paper lanterns. Those styrofoam balls can get very pricey and if you want to make more than one, it can easily add up to something that costs way too much for a DIY endeavor on a budget.

Because I have no pictures of the process, I used this awesome tutorial over at The House of Smiths that used the styrofoam balls. Shelley is seriously talented and I follow her blog with a little too much passion I'd say.  Use the same steps, but replace the balls with paper lanterns. 

For this project you will need:

Paper Lanterns

Paper streamers

Hot glue sticks and the aforementioned glue gun
a roll of tape
and a measuring stick

Go to the rest of the tutorial here.

And Voila! You have some super cute inexpensive Hanging Flower Lanterns. 

These are hanging in my little girl's room now.

Happy crafting, Lindsay

Thanks Linds for this super cute project. 

Linking to these awesome parties 

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  1. Wow, Lindsay. These are beautiful. If Emma sees them, she'll want them, and I'm not sure I have the time to make them right now. But maybe for Christmas . . . hm...

  2. Those are so pretty! I'm going to check out the tutorial, thanks for sharing!

  3. They are so pretty and festive and just liven up a room. Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower from Handmade Tuesdays. Vicky from www.messforless.net

  4. Those are so cute I can hardly stand it.I think I can get paper laterns at dollar tree. Thanks for sharing!

  5. How unique and beautiful..I love LOVE it..I would love for you to pls link and share this via my linky party today ~ Pin Inspitational Thursdays via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinspirations-pinterest-inspirational.html TY. ps: officially following ya :))

  6. Those turned out so cute!


  7. love it..had this in my to do list for months..thanks for the push forward :D

  8. oh my goodness those are beautiful!!! I love the colors. and it is such a fun idea and cute thing to have over a bed. Thank you so much sharing and for linking up to our party Show and Share this week! Come on back this Wednesday to link up your current projects.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  9. Oh my gosh!!! Thats adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing :)


  10. These are really cute - wish I had picked up all of the paper lanterns that were everywhere this Summer! If I can find some, I will be doing this ASAP - maybe for my friend's baby shower?? Thanks for the idea!

  11. You have been officially Pinned! This is adorable! Wish I had the time to make something this cute. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-5.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  12. Thank you for such sweet words!

  13. Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today! You can grab a button if you'd like!


  14. Wowee, those are soooo fun! I am totally pinning this idea. And I'd be thrilled if you'd share it here:


  15. Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have, in my link party at



  16. How Did You Hang It To The Ceiling?

    1. I just used regular push pins, as they are pretty light.

  17. Love this neat twist on the tissue paper laterns!!! It fits just perfect with the room!
    Thanks so much for linking up to LSJ's first link party!

  18. Love this project!!!!!
    I currently have a Crafty linky party going on, i would love you to link this project up !!!
    Claire xox

  19. What a fun project! I like the idea of paper lanterns as a base...clever and inexpensive. Nice project and great blog. Saw you over at A Diamond in the Stuff and happily following you via GFC.

  20. I love these! I've been meaning to make some of my own for awhile, bu I never thought to hang them!

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays, going on now through Wednesday! Hope to see you there!

  21. Pretty and such gorgeous colour!

  22. These are so cute. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It goes through Sunday night and then starts again on Wednesday if you miss it today.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  23. I'm so glad you found a cheaper solution! I have made some of these, and have wanted to make more- now they are in the budget! Thanks a million for the tip. I'm here via Positively Splendid, and your blog is awesome. I just started following, and would love if you stopped by my brand new blog, and took a look around. If you like what you see, follow me too! http://www.feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com
    Have a good Sunday!

  24. These are very cool! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Hi Iuliana,
    I have featured your Hanging Flower Lanters Post on this weeks blog. Head on over and grab the featured blogger button.
    Thanks so much for sharing your post last week with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. They are so cute. The link party is open now for this week.
    Debi Bolocofsky


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