These Christmas Lanterns turned into tiny holiday houses are so adorable as simple decor for Christmas!
DIY Christmas Lanterns
A few days ago my friend Jamie shared a picture of the cutest Christmas Lanterns that she found on Pinterest. As soon as I saw it it basically brought up every time I ever dreamed of a fancy dollhouse as a kid (and then even thought of making one for my girls), but it just wasn't a project we'd ever had the time or money to tackle.
But when I saw this Christmas lanterns idea?
Oh my word. I knew I could maybe just do this.
Because these Christmas lanterns weren't an entire doll house, but just a simple glass room really, I figured this project might just be doable. (And since we're all home almost all of the time right now, I might as well enjoy a little happy home inside my home)!
Christmas in Heaven Lanterns
Some folks create these tiny welcoming rooms as a way to remember a lost loved one – a way to “save them a seat” to be with them on Christmas. There's even a sweet little poem that goes with it:
Christmas In Heaven What do they do?
They come down to Earth to spend it with You.
So save them a seat Just one empty chair.
You may not see them but they will be there.
It's something lovely you could make for yourself OR a friend or loved one who's lost someone – and it's such a sweet thought!
How To Make Christmas Lantern Decor
This is probably one of the easiest projects I've ever put together – and so fun! I've been to the Dollar Tree recently and already knew that they didn't have anything “special” enough for what I wanted. So I headed to Hobby Lobby, snatched up my supplies, and set to work.
(The sweetest lady was with me in the dollhouse aisle and I'm convinced she was making the exact same project. Every time I got near any of the cute miniature Christmas lanterns supplies, she scooted a little close . . . clearly I'm on to something over here!)
Here's what I used to make my DIY Christmas Lantern! (Scroll down further for a few other options for lanterns and dollhouse decor)
- Distressed Terrarium (I was looking for Christmas lanterns, but for this project the size of this terrarium is just perfect!)
- Miniature Wreath
- Miniature Couch Set
- Decorative Mini Christmas Trees
- Miniature Christmas Gift
- Tiny Christmas Star Lights
Then I just brought everything home, set to “decorating” my little glass house, and this happy little home project was done.
My son came home from college and here's how we hung out. He talked. I crafted. It was golden. 🙂
The only real “crafting” I did was to spray paint the red sleigh grey, because my happy little silvery house just wasn't quite up for a bright red sled.
So there you have it ~ my happy little “home” inside my home this Christmas ~ just a fun way to do something different in your home this year, and a great simple Christmas lanterns craft!
Share Your Christmas Lantern Ideas!
If you have made one of your own Christmas lanterns I would absolutely love to see your pictures! And maybe I will even include some of them here if you'll give us permission?
I think it would be so fun for everyone to see different little room decor and get inspired with all of your ideas! If you're willing to share your picture – email [email protected] with the subject line “christmas lantern picture”. 🙂
More DIY Lantern Supplies:
- This Adorable Rocking Chair!
- Melissa & Doug Red Striped Living Room Set
- Calico Critters Living Room Suite
Tiny Trees & Lights:
Have you started dreaming up DIY projects for Christmas? You can see more of my favorites here, here and here. I'd love to hear what you've made are hoping to make this year! Leave a comment to share ~ I love hearing from you!
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