The malls are filled with bright decorations as Raya ends its course and Lantern Festival approaches. We took a stroll around the Lower Ground of Mid Valley’s concourse area, and found ourselves immersed in the wonders of colorful plastics and, surprisingly enough, organza. Yup, even lanterns have found their way into fashion, with new materials to spare and battery operated lights to delight.
But of course, Lantern Festival is a treat for the kids. So we figured, why not compile a selection of DIY lantern projects for you and your family to enjoy with? Not only cost efficient, but you’ll be the pride of the parade with just a simple token of creativity.
First are these dainty soda can lanterns found on Ruffled.com. Made of basic recyclables found on your kitchen shelves, a few of these in a variety of shades would surely brighten up any lawn.
And then there’s a paper lantern project by Bridesmaid.com which features sweet lanterns made of paper bags. A definite eye candy of a home deco for the night of moon and cakes.
Last but definitely not least, if you’d like a DIY lantern that’s safer for the fingers and easily brought into your home as any ordinary day deco, check out this tea light lantern project by Projectwedding.com. Versatile and long-lasting, these little lighted beauties will make a charming collectible in any homey room.