Spring Lantern Ideas

spring lantern ideas

I’m at the Dallas market this week so it’s always a good time to pick up spring lantern ideas. Have you ever purchased a pretty lantern and just set it somewhere in the room and thought you were done with it? Me too! Well, here are a couple of ideas to inspire you to spruce up that lantern!


You can never go wrong with using candles in your lanterns. Unless you use real candles! That’s a no no))) Battery candles have come so far in the last few years and they are wonderful. Some are made out of wax, and even though they are battery-powered, you can actually blow them out! I’ll list a couple that are available on Trendy Tree. They have timers and remotes. They are not the ones you can blow out)))


Another spring lantern idea is to use pretty seasonal blooms. Even just plain greenery makes a statement. You can decorate your lantern with just a couple of simple blooms, or do something more dramatic like this peony swag.

peonies on a lantern

Succulents are perfect for spring lanterns too. I love their soft subtle shades of gray-green.

spring lantern idea with succulents

Here are a few suggestions for succulents that are in stock right now at Trendy Tree.

Wood Beads

Using wood beads on a lantern was new to me! Today in one of the Dallas Market showrooms, we saw this lantern with a candle and a topper, but what caught my eye was the bead garland. Now, this lantern is decorated for winter, but the topper could be changed out and spring ribbon or floral used instead. I mainly wanted to share it because using the wooden beads would work for a spring lantern or any season at all.

lantern topper with wood beads

Wood bead garlands can add texture and dimension to your decorating. They look good just laying on a table or bookcase and I love the way they look on the lantern above. They are not very expensive either! The ones listed above at Trendy Tree range from $8.50 to $15.97. They are very versatile. I have a couple in my house that I use year-round but now I’m going to try one on one of my lanterns too.

I love the way they used a wood block as a riser for the candle too. That also could be a year-round look, and not necessarily for the winter season.

I’ll be at the Dallas Market for a couple more days so I’ll be on the lookout for more trends to share.

What’s your favorite way to decorate a lantern? Share with us, we would love to hear from you. We’re always looking for new spring lantern ideas!

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