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Recycled lanterns for summer nights

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It's summertime! We're talking mid-summer! The nights are short, but they're hot. It's the perfect time to light up a casual gathering with DIY recycled lanterns.

There are a few guidelines for making successful DIY lanterns from upcycled materials. First, the materials need to be fire-safe. They also need to be stable, so that the lanterns do not turn over easily.

So many old things can be given new life as candle holders, especially as DIY tealight holders. Just make them sturdy for the outdoors, and set them down on something fire resistant.

These are so cute! Decorate an empty can with patterned paper and Mod Podge.

An antique jar makes a perfect, casual outdoor candle holder.

An intrepid crafter and blogger created this upcycled candle chandelier. Let me be honest: It's a really cute idea, but I'd definitely use flameless candles in something that hangs so close to foliage.

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Chaya Kurtz writes for Networx.com and Hometalk.com.

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