Dress Up Paper Lanterns With Watercolors

Next-level party lighting for practically nothing.

So, you're hosting an outdoor party that needs a cheap and stylish lighting solution with quintessential summer charm? Look no further than the humble paper lantern. It's classic and beautiful as is, but what if we took it up a notch with watercolor paint and some freehand designs? Take a look:

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Light up your entertaining space in style with these watercolor lanterns.

So gorgeous, right? Plus, they aren't just destined for your outdoor space. You can string these beauties up anywhere!

Throwing a party tonight? You can have these ready pronto! You only need a few supplies: white paper lanterns, watercolors, water, paint palette and paintbrushes.

Be creative and mix hues to create your desired patterns. There's no right or wrong technique here. Try these ideas:




Once you're finished, add LED lights above and/or behind the lanterns to illuminate the watercolor designs. When guests ask where you got them, take a bow.

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