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DIY Candle Lanterns for Fall

These DIY candle lanterns for fall are an easy way to add instant fall decor to your home.

You can make them with any color paper to match your decor.

These DIY candle lanterns for fall are an easy way to add instant fall decor to your home. You can make them with any color paper to match your decor.

DIY candle lanterns are one of my favorite ways to decorate each season. These fall lanterns continue the leaf theme that I am obsessing with this year.

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Paper lanterns are super easy and inexpensive to make so you can DIY an instant centerpiece or vignette for your fall decorations in no time. Use paper to match your current decor or have fun adding in new colors without breaking the bank.

These DIY paper lanterns for fall are the perfect way to decorate without breaking the budget. Make them any color you want. Housefulofhandmade.com

This month has been a crazy one at our house.

I am working on a big project for our new patio, helping my soon-to-be sister-in-law with her upcoming wedding, then enjoying a weekend away at the wedding, followed by running the book fair at my son’s school, then finishing it up with my daughter’s birthday party!

I don’t know how I am staying on top of it all. But today I decided I needed a break from the craziness and created the perfect simple fall decor piece.

Falling leaves is the perfect way to decorate for fall. These easy DIY candle lanterns can be made in less than 20 minutes. Housefulofhandmade.com

I’ve been obsessing over creating DIY candle lanterns out of paper ever since creating these DIY paper Halloween lanterns and these DIY paper lanterns decor. There are just so many fun ways to make candle lanterns that I can’t get enough.

So when I needed to add some more fall decor to our home, without taking too much time or money, I decided some more paper candle lanterns for fall would be perfect!

Instant fall decor for your home! Whip up these DIY candle lanterns out of paper today. Housefulofhandmade.com

As much as I love spray painting my paper lanterns to create fun new looks, I decided to keep it simple this time and used a linen look cardstock instead.

I love the slight texture of the paper. It creates such a soft look which is perfect for my rustic fall decor.

I love these DIY candle lanterns! Free Silhouette cut file from Housefulofhandmade.com

Then to create a super simple table centerpiece, I added the DIY candle lanterns to a wooden tray and sprinkled on some rustic potpourri.

Of course I only use flameless candles in my paper lanterns (no need to start a fire), but they give the DIY candle lanterns a really nice effect. Perfect for a cozy fall day.

Easy fall centerpiece ideas! These easy to make paper lanterns are perfect for fall. Free file from Housefulofhandmade.com

HOW TO MAKE DIY CANDLE LANTERNS

Supplies:

Start by cutting out the pieces you will need for your lantern. You will need 2 of the side pieces and one of the two pieces needed for the top. I used my Silhouette Cameo for easy and precise cuts.

Use your Silhouette to create easy fall decor. Download the free DIY candle lanterns file from Housefulofhandmade.com

Fold all the pieces along the dotted lines.

Learn how easy these DIY paper lanterns are to make. Perfect fall decor ideas. Housefulofhandmade.com

Glue the side pieces together at the side tabs so they form a box. I love hot glue for all my paper crafts. It will dry fast and hold tight on the porous paper.

Turn a couple pieces of cardstock into the perfect fall decor! Easy DIY candle lanterns from Housefulofhandmade.com

Fold the top of the side pieces so they form a pyramid on the top. Glue the tabs to secure.

Step by step instructions for making DIY candle lanterns. Housefulofhandmade.com

Now it’s time to make the top. Start by folding the square base and glueing it together at the tab. Then fold the triangle top and glue it together at the tab.

Easy to make DIY paper lanterns are the perfect budget decorating idea. Housefulofhandmade.com

Quickly place a bead of glue on the top of the box and secure it to the triangle pieces.

I love the details on these DIY paper lanterns. Get the free printable from Housefulofhandmade.com

Add glue around the bottom of the topper and quickly press it onto the candle lantern.

Beautiful paper candle lanterns are perfect for fall centerpieces or decor. Housefulofhandmade.com

Cut the vellum paper into 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares. Glue these onto the sides of the paper on the inside. Now all that is left is to go decorate with your new fall DIY candle lanterns.

I love these DIY candle lanterns! Free Silhouette cut file from Housefulofhandmade.com

They will look amazing anywhere you need to add a bit more fall to your home! I sure do love quick and easy decor ideas.

Instant fall decor for your home! Whip up these DIY candle lanterns out of paper today. Housefulofhandmade.com

Create stunning fall decor on a budget with these easy DIY candle lanterns. The falling leaves are perfect to add a touch of autumn to your home. Housefulofhandmade.com

DIY Candle Lanterns for Fall

Yield: 1 Candle Lantern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1-$5

Add instant fall decor to your home with DIY candle lanterns that are made out of paper! You can make them with any color paper to match your decor.

Materials

  • Fall candle lantern cut files or printable PDF
  • Textured cardstock
  • Vellum paper
  • Battery powered candles

Tools

  • Silhouette Cameo cutting machine 
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting out the pieces for your lantern. 
  2. Fold all the pieces along the dotted lines.
  3. Glue the side pieces together to form a box.
  4. Fold the top of the side pieces to form a pyramid on the top.
  5. Glue the tabs to secure. Fold the square base and glue it together at the tab.
  6. Fold the triangle top and glue it together at the tab.
  7. Place a bead of glue on the top of the box.
  8. Secure it to the triangle pieces.
  9. Add glue around the bottom of the topper and press it onto the candle lantern.
  10. Cut the vellum paper into 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares.
  11. Glue these onto the sides of the paper on the inside. 
  12. Decorate and enjoy!



Did you make this project?

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Here’s to a wonderful fall!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

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