Converted Lantern Planters

Converted Lantern Planters
Converted Lantern Planters

In the Designer's Words:"Try using lanterns as planters around your home this summer. Shop your own garage or head to your local lawn and garden center to find a lantern that is perfect for your space.Grab your supplies and get started on your own outdoor project today.   If you are excited about using lanterns as planters, be sure to check out the wide variety of lanterns at your local store!"

If you are a big outdoor crafts enthusiast, you know that DIY planters and terra cotta pot crafts can be pretty limiting. There are only so many ways you can make clay pot crafts work in new and exciting ways. That is why these Converted Lantern Planters are so unique. Simple to create and adding stunning new dimensions to your green space, these garden crafts can be created quickly and are surprisingly easy to make. You will love adding these unique outdoor DIY ideas to your home. If you do not have an old lantern to use, try browsing your local Goodwill or Salvation Army.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Lanterns
  • Coco liners
  • Potting soil
  • Plants


  1. Line each lantern with a portion of the coco basket liner. The small lanterns each used a half of a liner each while the large lantern used almost two full liners.

  2. Once you have covered up all of the holes with your lining, just add in potting soil and any plants that you love.

Why You'll Love This Gardening Craft

1. Upcycle old lanterns: Instead of letting old lanterns collect dust in your garage or attic, repurpose them into beautiful planters for your outdoor space. This craft project allows you to give new life to items that might otherwise be forgotten, adding a unique touch to your garden.

2. Creative and customizable: With Converted Lantern Planters, you have the freedom to get creative and customize your planters to suit your style. Whether you prefer a rustic farmhouse look or a sleek modern design, you can easily adapt this project to fit your aesthetic. Add a pop of color with painted lanterns or keep it simple with natural finishes.

3. Easy and budget-friendly: DIY projects don't have to be complicated or expensive, and Converted Lantern Planters are a perfect example of that. With just a few simple supplies and a little bit of time, you can create stunning planters that will enhance your outdoor space. Plus, by shopping at thrift stores or using items you already have, you can save money while still achieving a high-end look.

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#BestIdeaEver I just love the look.

What a great idea. The stores are just filled with all sorts of beautiful lanterns, in many, many colors.Turning them into planters makes them more versatile. They will be heavier when filled, so the carrying handles will come in handy.#BestIdeaEver.


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