I love decorating with fresh flowers for any party, occasion and honestly, every single day! Luckily, I also love carnations, which makes it easier to have fresh flowers around more often and not go into debt!
The Boho Themed party last week included a hanging floral lantern. Fresh flowers were perfect for the boho theme- I added flowers to the cake as well- gorgeous!
How to Make a Hanging Floral Paper Lantern
Ribbon/Thread for hanging
* I used these lace paper lanterns because they have holes in them. You can search for eyelet ones as well. The pre-made holes make it a lot easier, but you can also poke holes in any plain lantern yourself as well!
The instructions to make the lantern are so easy- cut down your flowers and stick the stem through the hole! Repeat until you receive your desired pattern.
The tricky part: I wanted only one side of the lantern with fresh flowers which means it cannot hang straight- you need to apply an anchor of some sort!
Get creative! For the boho themed party, I used a mini champagne bottle to weigh it down. Other options- Tie it to a tray- put utensils or pens in the tray to sign guest book. Tie it to a pretty candlestick, a picture frame with a menu in it... Anything that will weigh it down and make the lantern hang evenly for you!