Come Diwali and you start thinking of ideas to make your homes dazzle with light and colour. This Diwali, we present some simple DIY lantern ideas. Whether they’re simple paper cut lamps or exquisite bottle and jar lamps, it doesn’t get easier than this.
Take a large cardstock sheet in a colour of your choice. Use a ruler or geometric compass to draw shapes on it. Remove the paper inside the shapes with a paper cutter and twist the sheet into a conical or cylindrical (below) shape, sticking it with glue. Hang the holder inside. If you like round shapes, stick colourful tissue paper discs or half-cut paper doilies all around paper lanterns and brighten up the ambience.