Paper lanterns for summer parties

A bit of a cheater’s post today as I blogged about paper lanterns last Autumn but lots of you said that you wanted to be reminded about it for the summer….so, here you go!

These lanterns are the perfect two minute project that you can use for glorious summer parties in the garden (or even a wedding).

You need:

White paper bags from Amazon (25 for £2.40 – I just cut off the handles)

Battery operated tea lights from Amazon

Scissors/hole punch/craft knife if you want to create a design but you can just use plain bags

N.B. You may need a few stones to weigh the lanterns down if it is windy


There really isn’t a tutorial, all you need to do is cut out your desired design (hearts, initials, flowers) or use a hole punch, like I have below. Pop a few tea lights in each bag – you will probably need at least four per bag – and weigh down with stones if you need to.

Paper lanterns by Apartment Apothecary

Paper lanterns by Apartment Apothecary

Have you got any lovely summer parties planned that you could use these for?

Katy x





    • katy
      27th July 2014 / 11:29 am

      They’d look sweet on your roof terrace, Katharine x

  1. 19th July 2014 / 6:51 pm

    I missed your post in Autumn, so I’m happy you posted again, a lovely idea x

    • katy
      27th July 2014 / 11:28 am

      Thanks, Emma. I just need to organise a party now 😉

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