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5 minute Fairy Lights lantern decor

Can you believe we’re in the last full week of October already? Next Monday is Halloween and then we’re in November …. just like that, wow. Well, it’s still Fall, but we’re kind of coming closer and closer to the holidays, so I thought I’d show you my 5 minute fairy lights lantern decor! I’m loving fairy lights everywhere this time of year and these will still be lovely during Christmas I think.

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If you’ve followed along for a bit, you’ll remember my Ikea lanterns, and how I’ve styled them differently each season. During the summer, I was into the nautical style and decorated them using ropes. Earlier in the spring, I gave them a quick restyle with faux plants. The fun of this is, that all of this took no longer than 5 minutes, same with this one!

I love, how I can get a totally different look and vibe, by quickly changing the inside of these lantern. So for this 5 minute fairy lights lantern decor, it was no different.

I had the fairy lights at hand and just arranged them inside the lanterns. I decorated my Ikea Bekvam step stool with them and added this dried out wild artichoke I found out in the country at our weekend getaway. It was everywhere and I think it looks so beautiful! Plus, it gives the whole decor a Fall vibe, don’t you think? 

5 minute Fairy Lights Lantern Decor











This is how they look at night… For the holiday season I will simply take out the dried plant and add a little holiday detail to the step stool I think… but there’s still some time to go, so for now it’ll stay like this.

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  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    30/10/2016 at 22:24

    I am a huge fan of string lights and they look really great in your lanterns. I think they add a romantic look where ever they are used. I have colored Christmas string lights above my kitchen cabinets, nestled in the decor. When we have friends over I plug them in, it makes the house cheerful and warm.

    I love the price on these lights too, and that they don’t need a plug! I need a few strands!

    • Katrin
      31/10/2016 at 07:40

      I like the idea of having the lights above your kitchen cabinets, I totally want to copy that!!! and yes, these kind of lights just give a great atmosphere to any space! Thank you for stopping by Nikki!

  • Jessica
    30/10/2016 at 18:52

    My girls would love these in their bedroom! So pretty and simple enough that even I could do it. 😉

    • Katrin
      31/10/2016 at 07:38

      Thanks Jessica!

  • Christina Makri
    29/10/2016 at 17:48

    So simple but soooooo beautiful!!!

  • Pili
    29/10/2016 at 09:15

    Lovely idea Katrin, they look so pretty and cozy all light up at night. You can have them that way at Christmas too with some fake snow inside.

    • Katrin
      29/10/2016 at 21:20

      Thank you Pili, that is a great idea, can’t wait to decorate them for the holidays!!!

  • Sarah - Craft Invaders
    28/10/2016 at 18:27

    Such a pretty idea Katrin, would look wonderful in a window 🙂

    • Katrin
      28/10/2016 at 19:29

      Thank you Sarah, yes it would be amazing in a window! In Germany we have window shelves on every window, I really miss that here, for decorating it would be perfect!

  • Kim~madeinaday
    26/10/2016 at 16:27

    Lovin that crazy spiky flower! Great idea and super cute display. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

    • Katrin
      26/10/2016 at 20:10

      Thanks so much Kim!

  • Sabrina
    25/10/2016 at 21:25

    Aw, these look so cute. I can see myself doing these for Christmas.

    • Katrin
      26/10/2016 at 10:52

      Thank you SO much Sabrina!

  • Debrashoppeno5
    25/10/2016 at 12:20

    I love the way you have styled the lanterns. The lights add such a nice glow and warmth to your space.

    • Katrin
      26/10/2016 at 10:52

      Thanks so much Debra! I just love the little lights everywhere!

  • Jas @All that's Jas
    25/10/2016 at 01:33

    Such a great idea. I like the look of the wild artichoke. Perfect for fall. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do for Christmas 🙂

    • Katrin
      25/10/2016 at 07:16

      Thanks Jas, those artichokes were everywhere, I really like them too!

  • Keri
    24/10/2016 at 18:00

    Katrin, these lanterns with the lights in them look so pretty!! I really like the idea of using Christmas lights in home decor for all year round. I like the dried out artichoke in the jar. You’re right it does give it a fall feel to the scene. It looks great Katrin!!

    • Katrin
      24/10/2016 at 22:03

      Thank you Keri! I’m a bit obsessed with those little lights and even if it’s not Christmas yet but it gives me a cozy feel!

  • Ellen
    24/10/2016 at 16:50

    Your Ikea lanterns are winners in every season and I have them too! I will “borrow” this idea for mine. I really love the dried wild artichokes- amazing!! Everything arranged on the Ikea stool looks perfect, I need one of those. Thank-you for this lovely post, as always.

    • Katrin
      24/10/2016 at 22:02

      Hey, how fun Ellen that you’ve got the same lanterns! I love them and as you know by now, like rearranging them each change of season pretty much. Thanks so much for your visit, I appreciate it! The stepstool is fun too!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    24/10/2016 at 16:24

    The lantern is so pretty all by itself and by adding the lights you make it so much prettier. Just the perfect amount of warmth for a chilly fall day.

    • Katrin
      24/10/2016 at 22:00

      They did look great when it was pouring outside the other day and me next to them on the sofa with a hot coffee! 😉 Thanks Mary 🙂

  • ana@carpe_diem
    24/10/2016 at 09:21

    Looking great! I like those lanterns, they are great for any season or occasion, indeed

    • Katrin
      24/10/2016 at 21:59

      Thanks so much Ana!

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    24/10/2016 at 08:04

    Hello Katrin,
    this is such a lovely idea! As it seems we’ll not be able to decorated our living room much (all stuff from the basement appartment etc. is still standing around and we’ll not be able to fix floodingdamages before Christmas), these would look lovely and brighten things up a bit. By the time Christmas is getting near I could put some of the Christmasbaubles inside… Thank you for sharing this idea with us! It’s simple but absolutely brilliant and lovely!
    Enjoy the new week,

    • Katrin
      24/10/2016 at 21:59

      Danke Marjan!! I hope that your flooding damages will be fixed soon for you! Die Laternen sehen bestimmt auch mit Weihnachtskugeln toll aus, kann ich mir richtig vorstellen!!