Ken Wingard has a DIY that will light up your home and your kids' faces.
DIY Christmas Lanterns
Christmas Decor
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DIY Christmas Lanterns - Home & Family


  • Large lantern
  • Dollhouse furniture
  • Miniature Christmas décor like wreaths, bottle brush trees and garland
  • Miniature Christmas lights and ornaments
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Gel adhesive tabs
  • Scissors
  • Optional:
    • Miniature chandelier
    • String
    • Small wooden dowel


  1. First, arrange the larger furniture pieces inside the lantern. Decide what the back wall of the Christmas scene in the lantern will be, usually, the side opposite the door works best. Place a large piece of miniature furniture there like a fireplace mantle, French doors or credenza.
  2. Place any small decorative details like wreaths, trees, garland, kitchen or living room accessories as desired. PRO TIP: You can use gel adhesive tabs to add a wreath or other decorative element to the walls without permanently sticking to the lantern or ruining it.
  3. Glue the pieces in place if you’d like the keep the lantern as is permanently, if not leave everything unglued to change out pieces seasonally or annually.
  4. If you want to add a chandelier, tie a piece of string to the chandelier, around a small dowel and place the dowel on the opening in the top of the lantern.
  5. Add to your décor and enjoy!

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