Hello everyone, operation summerification has begun at the Nest. A happy, easy beach lanterns DIY was just the thing to get my summer house decorating started.
I am a bit late to start summerizing my home. But that’s okay. For me summer starts in June, so I guess that makes me right on time.
I have been looking forward to start working in some Summer decor, I have had ideas swirling in my head for months.
These diy beach lanterns were one of them.
Of course this is yet another simple, and easy decor project that gives you quite a bit of bang for your buck. What else could it be, I have ‘simple decorating’ edged on my forehead.
Just gather up some clear glass vases and jars, add a layer of sand, fill it up with shells and sea stars and add a candle. It is the grouping that makes the impact. Although a single one looks great too.
I found these glass jars with HOME texts at one of our discount decor stores, they were only a few bucks and too cute to leave behind. They look good just by themselves, but I love them turned into beach lanterns like this. (To be exact they are from Action a discount store in the Netherlands).
Those sea fans are just the perfect backdrop for my beach lanterns. To me they have summer written all over them…..
As you can imagine, lighting up these lanterns adds a lot of coziness to our living room. The tea light in the big lantern is nestled in the sand, so no fire risk there. In the smaller one I have added a little glass container, if you look closely you can see it sticking out at the top. I nestled that small jar in between the shells. Using an insert like that not only makes using the lantern safer but it is also much easier to change out the candle.
I love this big Home Sweet Home jar. You might remember seeing it here when I used it in my alternative way to display tulips, but it also has been used quite often already as a regular vase. Now she is a lantern, gotta love versatile decor objects.
Sand, shells and sea stars…..
Operation summerification has begun!
Btw if this post has got you in the mood for more summer decor you might want to check out all the beautiful Summer Home Tours that sweet Gina – Shabby Creek Cottage has been featuring all week. So much summer beauty, they have all gotten me inspired to keep my little summer operation going now that I have started it.
So stay tuned for more summer projects.
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