Lovely DIY Lanterns: an alternative to chinese paper lanterns

DIY string lantern
Photo from Pickles

Oooh la la DIY lanterns…

Love the look of paper Chinese lanterns but not near an IKEA where you can get them cheaply?

This seriously inexpensive and super easy thread lantern is a chic and elegant alternative to DIY paper lanterns. Oh, and did I mention they're super inexpensive and easy to make.

Make a bunch of different sized lanterns and hang them from your tent or reception area. You can use different sized balloons to create a sweet, whimsical look ala Martha.

Check out the full set of instructions at Pickles. {I first saw  this at Apartment Therapy}

Here's another version and set of instructions from Cheap Fiancee