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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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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