Let me take you to Casablanca for these easy DIY Moroccan lanterns, inspired by the ornate and colorful lanterns of Morocco! With a simple painting technique, you can customize lantern glass with any exotic design you want, or use one of our free printable templates. Follow along as I show you how to make your own DIY Moroccan lanterns!
DIY Moroccan Lanterns Supplies:
- Darice 6″ Filigree Lanterns.
- Glass Paint.
- Liquid Leading for Glass (or Black glass paint).
- Mod Podge Sheer Colors – Red, Yellow and Aqua (alternately, use Gallery Glass Paints).
- Small Paintbrush.
- Printer and Moroccan Lantern Pattern Template.
- Masking Tape.
Click the image below to see the Moroccan lantern template. This template will work for lanterns with approximately 2″ x 3″ windows.
Step One. Print Moroccan lantern templates and cut out.
Step Two. Tape your chosen template to the lantern window, with design facing outward. (Note: you might want to print four of the same template and tape them to all four of the windows during this step.)
And you are done! Place your new DIY Moroccan lanterns anywhere in your home to add a colorful and exotic look to your decor.
With this technique, you can create any lantern glass design you can dream of (or print out on your computer!)
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.