Please note: This post is in collaboration with creative teen blogger Kym from Lavenwild. We have decided to share some easy Fall Decor DIYs. Check out her blog! She has inspired me to do this post. I love doing DIYs but I just never post them, I’m hoping to start now.
Before I get into the DIY and how to create it, I wanted to share with you why I love this cute and simple DIY. Every year, the week of Thanksgiving I travel to see family. It’s a family tradition on my mom’s side of the family that we all meet up, my great grandma, my grandparents, my great uncles, and their children (cousins). We all live all over the U.S. but for Thanksgiving, we always come together. We typically rent a house and most of us stay there while others may stay at a hotel. On Black Friday, we do a vote on where the next Thanksgiving will be held. I really enjoy this tradition and to me, it’s always great seeing my family. One thing that I find missing though in the houses that we rent is a little seasonal decor to help celebrate the season. (My mom and I always do fall decorating at the beginning of October and we leave the decor out until after Thanksgiving.)Yes, when we go out and about I see the holiday decor but we do typically stay in a few days and hang out. So, I like to find a little something to put in my room (and maybe other places in the house) when we are traveling that represents the holiday/season. I don’t do anything too big because it must comfortably fit in my suitcase. This year, I came up with this Thanksgiving Holiday lantern. I honestly have a thing for lighting and lanterns, so this is perfect. Plus, they are so small I can take several.
Let’s get crafting!
Fall/Thanksgiving Lantern DIY Instructions
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Two or more flowers of your choice. Since this is a fall themed DIY I used the orange flowers and the orange bush
- 1 Tealight jar you can find here
- 1 Artificial Nest you can find here
- 1 Tealight candle you can find here
- Glue Gun (and a hot glue) you can find here
Starting off with the Tealight Jar, I hot glued the bottom of the jar and attached it to the to the artificial nest. It should look like this:
Once you have that, you can start cutting/arranging your flowers and start hot gluing them onto the nest.
Like this: (Arrange the flowers how you see fit.)
Keep gluing your flowers until to have made it all around the perimeter of the nest and jar. It should look like this once finished:
Add your tealight, and then enjoy! (So simple, but I love it!)
I hope this project has inspired you (if not I’m Sorry)! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming in the near future. Also, please check out my friend Kym’s blog: Lavenwild. Kym is extremely creative and I think you would enjoy her page!