Easy Spring Lantern Lights

If you're like me you have some lanterns leftover from Christmas that can be made-over for the Spring. 

It is a simple project so grab your old lanterns, some spring decor and a dollar store solar light or two and follow along! 

Take a look ...

cement chick and overlay

At Christmastime I made over a teal lantern I had sitting out on the deck all summer. It was filled with pinecones and bells. You can read about it by following the blue link. 

Christmas lantern with bells and pinecones

Now that it is Spring it will be easy to transform the Christmas lantern for a new season. I actually have a couple of lanterns, one has a candle light inside and the other is an empty lantern. 

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I'll start with the empty lantern... I began by removing the top of the lantern with tin snips and replaced it with a Dollar Tree solar light. All I had to do was to remove the stick and pop it on the top of the lantern. The lighted part is up in the top.

solar light on top of lantern

I filled the bottom of the lantern with Spanish moss and little pieces of faux lavender from various other projects. 

moss in bottom of lantern

Next, I added some cement chicks that were sold in a set of 3 at the Target Dollar Spot but you can add whatever you have around the house. I also added some of the cute little mushrooms I had leftover from a recent Spring dough bowl project

lantern with flowers and mushrooms and chick


I did the same with the candle lantern. This lantern has a plastic battery powered candle inside which is perfect for outdoors because it isn't a wax candle that will melt in the sun. 

candle lantern with cement bird

I filled the second lantern with all the same little treasures and they look adorable. 

lantern with bird and mushroom in moss


I sat the lanterns out on my deck to test them out and sure enough the lights looked amazing and lit up all the cuteness inside. 

lanterns at night

lantern with solar light

The best part of this project is that you can use what you have at home already and you don't need to go out and buy any expensive materials with the exception of a little inexpensive moss. 

spring lanterns filled with Spring decor

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Spring lantern and overlay

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lighted candle lantern


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. .