4 Ways to Decorate a Lantern for Christmas
How many ways can you fill an open-sided lantern for holiday decorating? So many ways. Here are 4 Christmassy ideas – you may have some of these same items in a box in your basement.
Bottle Brush Trees, Part 1
I love these little trees. For a subtle look, I put 3 trees in muted colors in a jar and added some fake snow. I found that putting more snow on the outside of the lantern looked better, but, warning, this stuff can get messy.
Bottle Brush Trees, Part 2
Make a mini rainbow forest! All my colorful trees are packed into the lantern with a little dried moss to cover the bases.
Jar of Ornaments
I collect vintage ornaments and found another way to display them with the same jar I used for the bottle brush trees. I filled the jar with small round glass ornaments and topped them with a bright pink vintage beauty. It was pretty but needed something more. So I added colored battery-powered fairy lights. To hide the battery box, tape it behind or under the table.
Candle + Berries
Of course, candles are what you’d typically put in a lantern. For a holiday mood, add a ring of wooden cranberries. I didn’t like the way the red looked against the copper lantern, so I covered the bottom with dried moss. The added texture is a bonus, and you can use moss year-round.