Prepare for the summer – we will give you a quick tutorial for a DIY garden lantern with the kids. This idea will surely give much pleasure to the children – and is quite cheap. You can hang this decoration over the garden table and accentuate it. If you are after fresh decoration ideas for a kids birthday party, you can use this well. For the colorful lanterns you will need the following materials / and of course the help of the children – the more, the merrier / – Lantern / white, the basic model / iridescent water colors in gold, silver, or bronze shade, water colors and a simple spray bottle / optional /.
DIY Garden lantern – step by step instructions for colorful decorations
If you have all the materials already, you can start making the lantern. You can change the children into their play clothes – they will surely get to stain their clothes and water color can be washed off only with difficulty. Follow the DIY Garden lantern instructions. First apply a thin layer of bronze, gold or silver iridescent water color on the lanterns / like shown on the pictures /. Let this dry. When the spray is dry, the children can still spray the lamps with water colors. Alternatively, you can paint them.
Practical and beautiful decorations for the outdoor area
Apart from this simple idea for a DIY Garden lantern, we offer some alternatives for original decorations that you can create with the help of the children again. Here are some original proposals – cut out paper butterflies and paste them on the lantern. If you are ready for crafting a lantern with lace, it will look romantic – perfect for a wedding in vintage style, for example – or for a child’s birthday! For a garden with a rustic look, you can easily hang the lantern on a tree branch. You can finish it with water color paint and add accents with several different colors. Get inspired by these creative suggestions – maybe you will find the right design for you.
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