DIY Butterfly Lantern

DIY Butterfly Lantern | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by MASS Art and Craft via Youtube


Want a statement piece in your room? Hang this DIY butterfly lantern! I saw this on MASS Art and Craft and instantly fell in love with it. I knew I had to make it right away for my space. It sure looks amazing at night, right? Watch the video below for full instructions.



  • balloon
  • tape
  • marker
  • glue
  • yarn
  • 2.4″ by 6″ rectangles (A)
  • 2.75″ by 2″ rectangles (B)
  • 3.15″ by 2.4″ rectangles (C)
  • thick paper
  • light bulb


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Step 1:

Put some air into the balloon and tie the end. Place the tape on the bottom and trace the circle with a marker.

Step 2:

Add glue to a container and a very long strand of yarn. Dip and make sure everything is coated with glue.

Step 3:

Wrap the wet yarn around the balloon in different directions, making sure not to fill the circle. Once done, tie the end to secure. Let it dry completely. If your yarn doesn’t cover much of the balloon, just add another layer around.

DIY Butterfly Lantern Tutorial
Image by MASS Art and Craft via Youtube

Step 4:

Poke the balloon and remove it from the yarn. Gently bring it back to its original shape by pressing it inside using your hands.

Step 5:

Get one of the B rectangles and fold it in half. Draw half of the butterfly on one side and cut it out. Add some designs just like in the photo below. Once done, fold the wings. Repeat with the other rectangles.

DIY Butterfly Lantern Project
Image by MASS Art and Craft via Youtube

Step 6:

Make a cone using paper, and make sure that the tip is open.

Step 7:

Insert the wire of the light bulb into the lamp, then through the cone. Stick the cone to the lamp using super glue. Next, roll a piece of paper and wrap it around the wire.

Step 8:

Start gluing the butterflies to the lamp. Alternate the size and color of each one. You can also add butterflies to the cord if you want.


DIY Butterfly Lantern

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