Instructables: exploring - workshop - lantern - featured Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:29:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Laser Cut Paper Lantern
Laser Cut Paper Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> DragonMike I designed this lantern to be laser cut from heavy paper, I use 160gsm which is twice the weight of office copier paper. The lantern is intended for use with an LED tea light and isn't safe for use with wax candles or other naked flame. To make this lantern you will need access to a laser cutter. Th...
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Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:32:50 PST
Yogurt container lantern
Yogurt container lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jeff Hantman This Instructable will show you how to make a simple lantern by reusing a 24 oz. yogurt container. I started using 123D Design (download for free here) to build armatures for my sculptures, which are similar to the structure I made for this lantern. I included the two PDF's needed to start buildin...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:02:59 PDT
Dandeline Lanterns
Dandeline Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Ever since I shared the first set of lanterns here on Instructables, I have been thinking about how to make them even easier and more accessible. To be honest, it’s not that easy to find the perfect size drinking glasses…Today I am excited to share a new solution – see how we can make these magical...
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:35:25 PDT
Lantern Stand
Lantern Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmateurBuilder I combined solar lamps and wooden simple construction for my backyard entrance.Solar lamps have been developed lately and offer a nice way of lighting during the night, without electric connection and cost, beyond the initial purchase. Pallet wood I used the known pallet wooden beams to create ve...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:59:05 PDT
Tin Can Lantern
Tin Can Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> LocutusOfBorg Today, I'll show you how to create a beautiful lantern out of a recycled tin can. This costs basically nothing, and the results are great! I hope you like making it! Gather Materials For this step, you need to gather all your materials. They consist of:Tin CanHammer NailAnd that's it! You can lik...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 16:11:03 PST
Flip Lantern
Flip Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdonoclift This is a very simple lantern that looks both charming and intriguing. No buttons, no cables, no wall warts; just a jar. An ordinary upturned jar just begging to be flipped the correct way up, and when it is, the whole room is lit with its mysterious cool glow, just like magic! These lanterns make e...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:20 PST
Super hero graveyard tombstones
Super hero graveyard tombstones - More DIY How To Projects]]> ManCaveTutorials This are yard grave stones. I am using them as decorations for my lawn during this years Halloween. (October 2014) Supplies First you will need to gather supplies to make the graveyard tombstones. You will need the following. -wood-poster board-spray paint various colors-pencil pen marker-scissor...
By: ManCaveTutorials

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:54:14 PDT
Dimensional Paper Lanterns
Dimensional Paper Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 I love anything that glows at night! These 3-dimensional blossom lanterns / candle holders are made from 3 things everyone has – old drinking glasses or vases, paper, and candles! They are super easy to make, in fact, this is the easiest ible I have ever written! =) Materials and tools Materials...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:19:23 PDT
Medieval lantern
Medieval lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eldalote Hello friends!Today I'll show you, how I made this medieval style lantern! I made it as a cool camping equipment for larp and historical events. What you will need? rawhide (I used canvas, but I hope I'll have some rawhide from my friend soon) wood plank wooden sticks wire leather thread a...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:48:44 PDT
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Light, So Easy And Cheap
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Light, So Easy And Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 Hello today I'm going to show you how I made this awesome lamp shade for under ten dollars! Also if you could vote for me for the contests if you like the ible that would be awesome! :) so let's get to it, Materials So in order to make the lamp you need:-A paper lantern (I got mine on eBay, but y...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:07:29 PDT
Vintage Look - Jungle Lantern
Vintage Look - Jungle Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoonLanding A simple photography inlay lantern built out of 3D printed parts for home decoration, mood lighting and pure awesomeness!Overall it's a 30 minute DIY project (excluding printing time). The Parts You need very little parts since the main body parts are 3D printed.Here is the bill of materials:- 3D...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 00:44:10 PDT
Press Fit Wooden World Tree Lantern in Walnut
Press Fit Wooden World Tree Lantern in Walnut - More DIY How To Projects]]> reinventmdh For my earth day weekend I wanted to do a project on the laser cutter.  I decided create a wooden lantern out of walnut that would accept a snap clip pendant cord available at most hardware stores.  I also experimented with colored paper & veneer. Create your Vector Files Use a vector graphics or...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:34:12 PDT
Wright Light -I made at TechShop (
Wright Light -I made at TechShop ( - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmngray01 This is my Wright Light Base (Named in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright since it has a similar style). I'm making it for our entry way indoors. You can create it out of cardboard or wood. I love to recycle, so I used all recyclable materials that were being thrown out or from leftover projects. I w...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:33:54 PDT
Firefly Jar!
Firefly Jar! - More DIY How To Projects]]> pawanvs99 Its cheap and easy! Make your weekend useful by decorating your garden with as many jars of fire flies hanging from the trees! It takes less than 10 mins to make one of these. So try it out! What you need! Any colour festival led lights will do! (its all right if some leds don't work) ...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:29:06 PST
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy!
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 For under ten dollars I made this very stylish but simple color changing light fixture. It was soooo easy to make and the result is a great eye catcher! Gather Materials Ok so to start this project off we need:-A white Chinese paper lantern (dollar store or I bought a 12" one off eBay for $1.25...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Bedside Lantern
Bedside Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> neduz This lantern is based on a no-brand lantern, much like the tall version of the Rotera lantern from Ikea. It's about 38 cm high. Instead of the 10 battery powered leds, I placed a 30W hallogen light bulb in it. Warning: this instructable involves wiring mains electricity and a hot light bulb, it ca...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:41:16 PST
Stylish Half-bottle LED Lights
Stylish Half-bottle LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> kukubee Hello everyone! I want to show you how I converted some daily used objects into a stylish array of four LED lamps that can be used anywhere in the house. I made them for the kitchen table, and they look so good that I will make another set for my desk. These are not capable to replace your standar...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:37:28 PST
Toro Stone Lantern Solar Garden Lamp Conversion / Hack
Toro Stone Lantern Solar Garden Lamp Conversion / Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> lettersman Add a little light by combining a solar powered  LED  to your traditional Japanese Toro Stone Lantern. I found this lantern while clearing some overgrown shrubs in my back yard. I decided it would make a perfect day and night feature to the end of my deck. Now it's set up by my bedroom window and i...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 20:32:57 PDT
Rubik's Cube Lantern
Rubik's Cube Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> Elemental LED Hi, this is Scott with Elemental LED. I am an LED enthusiast and woodworker. I was browsing through the Elemental LED web page, and I was checking out the Flexible LED Strip Lights: Solid Colors when I was inspired to make a Rubik's cube lantern. Elemental LED has a variety of colors of strip light ...
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:04:37 PDT
How To Make Soda Can Lanterns
How To Make Soda Can Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> ethanb34 This instructable will show you how to make a japanese lantern out of a soda can. Materials Needed you will need:  1 or more soda cans an x-acto knife marker or pen candle (optional) Start by cutting of the top of the can so it is completely open. Cut The Slits Draw and cut slits every 1.5...
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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:18:55 PDT
Copper Lantern
Copper Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> rstraub A couple years ago I started looking for crafty things to do with the scrap wire from projects around my house.  This is one of the cooler things I came up with.  A decorative copper lantern for flower gardens or whatever.  Takes a couple hours and basic tools to fabricate. Materials 14 or 12 gau...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:12:47 PDT
How to Make an Easy Electric Lantern
How to Make an Easy Electric Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer My wife came home the other day with an old paraffin lantern that she had found at the local Op Shop.  Now this thing hadn't worked in many moons and she wanted me to "get the thing started" so instead of trying to fix something that was clearly never going to burn a wick again, I decided to "electr...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 00:32:08 PST
The Spirit Lantern (Green Fire 2.0)
The Spirit Lantern (Green Fire 2.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Green Gentleman Green fire is ubiquitous on the web, and making it is remarkably straightforward - provided you are not led astray, as I was, by ... let's call it poetic license. Now, after having had a rather disappointing Halloween at chez Green, when I read that a purported "chemistry teacher" found using isopr...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 21:53:59 PST
Quasicrystal Star Lantern
Quasicrystal Star Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> playful-geometer The following instructable will show you how to build what I for fun have called a "Quasicrystal Star Lantern" as a nod to chemist Dan Shechtman who recently won a nobel prize for his discovery of crystals that exhibit aperiodic geometric tiling. For more information about how the pattern on the fac...
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Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:43:02 PDT
Melon Lantern aka Chinese Lantern
Melon Lantern aka Chinese Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> 1ofakindwork I had this great idea of making a summer melon lantern, after some research I found that I'm not the only genius out there.  This is my step by step experience with a spin on the traditional Chinese Melon Lantern.   Supplies Supply List: 1.  Nice watermelon.  (TIP: Try to find something that fit...
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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:04:10 PDT
Lovely hanging lanterns
Lovely hanging lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lissastrata The inspiration for this project comes from when the kids needed light up in their tree fort.  I thought about some hanging lanterns up in the tree, but it needed to be safe.  Flickering LED lights to the rescue!   This version of the lantern is more indoorsy.  The good news is that one forage thr...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:30:03 PDT
Wire Lantern
Wire Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The Wire Lantern is project #3 from 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer. This is a great way to make use out of all of those seemingly useless old computer cables. It looks nice during the day and enlivens a room by casting interesting shadows at night. All you need to make this is string, a ...
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Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:23:54 PDT
Papercraft LED Lantern
Papercraft LED Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeff-o I read various design blogs on a daily basis, seeking inspiration for my next project.  On one such day, I came upon the work of Yoshinobu Miyamoto, an architect and skilled papercraft artist from Japan.  Please take a moment to check out his fantastic designs. Many of his papercraft polyhedra are ...
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Wed, 6 Oct 2010 22:53:28 PDT
Mobius LED Lantern
Mobius LED Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> susannes We describe how to build a color-changing lantern out of two interlocking mobius strips. The lantern will not illuminate your space enough to read by, but you will can use it as a decorative lighting feature to set the mood for parties or everyday. collecting the materials You will need the foll...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:29:30 PST
Mobius Lantern
Mobius Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> susannes These steps will show you how to make your own Mobius Lantern with color changes. collect your materials! You will need the following materials:-- Mylar-- string or transparent fishing line-- tricolor LED-- or other microcontroller-- battery pack, ...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2008 09:24:51 PST
Pyramid Lanterns
Pyramid Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> nagutron For Burning Man 2007, my friends Stephen and Mary wanted to create some beautiful standing lanterns that would glow at night. They asked me to draw some designs for them, so I've written up how they did it as an Instructable. The pictures below are the lanterns in various locations: In our living r...
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Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:28:08 PDT
Can Lanterns
Can Lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> TangMu Recycle your used drinks cans into potential fire hazards!! A modern take on the paper lantern... now even shinier _ Materials needed You will need: Any size or shape of drinks can (Preferably unopened as of yet as we need the flat top to balance the tea light on) Something to put said contents o...
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Fri, 30 Jun 2006 10:07:52 PDT
9V Lantern
9V Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> joe I had two goals with this, one don't solder and two make it like post over on gizmodo showing a 9V Lantern. I had recieved a few emails about making things without soldering, I guess to some thats intimidating. So here I skipped that complicated soldering process... Parts Parts: 9v battery flashl...
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Tue, 10 Oct 2006 23:03:06 PDT