Make This DIY Firefly Outdoor Solar Lantern

Easy and Cheap Solar Lantern Lighting Idea

Lighting can be expensive, which is why I decided to create my own outdoor solar lantern to add a little bit of character to my patio.  This lantern is so easy to make and looks adorable when the darkness falls.  I got the lantern from the local dollar store, but you can use any other type of candle holder, jar, vase, or object with an open top to create this custom light.

I used a frosted glass spray paint to help blur the string lights so they look like little fireflies. I think the muted feel totally gave the lantern that finishing touch!

The final result looks so great on an outdoor patio table or hanging from a tree.  You could even create a bunch of them and line your walkway with a firefly glow.  Or how about using them in your event or wedding decor?  The options are endless!

Here are the supplies you’ll need to create the solar lantern:

And here’s how I did it… so quick and easy!

Press play below or click here to watch.

How would you use this solar light? I’d love to see your creations. Be sure to tag me on Instagram: @wonderforest.

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By Dana Fox

Founder of the Wonder Forest blog and brand and bestselling author of the Watercolor With Me book series.

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