How to Make the Easiest DIY Candle Lanterns

A while back I updated a pair of hanging lights in my kitchen. 

Recycled Candle Lantern at Dusk


ceiling fixture hanging from ceiling

I wrote all about how easy it was to hang these lights from pot lights in my ceiling. 

If you click the green links in this story it will take you to the next story > Instant Pendant Lights

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You can read all about my lucky find that lead me to replace these lights > Farmhouse Style Hanging Kitchen Lights

After my new lights were hung I was left with these glass shades and I knew I would use them again someday. 

ceiling lights taken down

As I set off to find a project to work on this morning I remembered these shades and I used them to created the absolute easiest DIY project ever!

Step #1. Clean the shades using a wipe.

lantern shade

Step #2. Go find a couple candles and small dishes.

light fixture and candles

Step #3. There is actually no step #3... 

unless of course you count lighting the candle. 

candle under light fixture

This was by far the easiest Sunday morning DIY project I've ever done! 

Gone are the days of those early morning 5 hour projects like this one > Repurposed Kitchen Island

And more recently, our complete kitchen makeover! 

light fixture lantern with candle

I put the glass lanterns out to the deck and there they will be enjoyed by everyone! 

You can read all about the new deck > Replacing the Deck.

fixture in basket outdoors

candle lantern and overlay

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Candle Lantern with repurposed planter

Take a look at that fun repurposed pedestal planter in the background >  Repurposed Pedestal Planter.


candle lantern with silverware organizer on table


    lit candle lantern on table

My DIY work is finished for the day thanks to this easy repurposed candle lantern project! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .