As my husband and I continue to decorate our new vacation home in the coastal town of Rockport, Texas, we are always on the lookout for new DIY craft ideas to help us save money. Hubs and I also love the bonding that working on a project together provides. When I saw this crochet lantern video tutorial by DIY On The House on YouTube, I knew these lanterns would be perfect for our deck. I decided that I could handle the crochet part of the project, and I gave hubs the job of drilling holes in many of the numerous seashells we collect on the beach. The idea was to lace the shells throughout the crochet work to give us more of a beachy, nautical look.
Materials For Crochet Lanterns:
- Free pattern download
- Twine or yarn
- A crochet hook (appropriate size to match the gauge of yarn)
- A pair of scissors
In this crochet lantern video tutorial by DIY On The House on YouTube, you will learn how to make these lanterns from start to finish. You begin by crocheting a circle that will be the bottom of the lantern basket.
Then you continue following the crochet instructions and attach your work to a ring. Then you will add the jar and chain and hang in the desired location.
This crochet lantern idea turned out so cute and when I added the shells, it looked completely awesome.