24 In Winter

Winter animal lantern decor

It’s time for a new lantern update!! I’m going to show you my easy winter animal lantern decor today, let’s see what you think!!

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If you’ve followed me for the past year or so you probably remember my Ikea lanterns.

I’ve styled and decorated them differently a few times now, you can see the last one here.

I love fairy lights and even though the holidays are over, I think it’s still nice to have them on at night or as soon as it gets dark, but I used different ones now for my lanterns. These are thinner and really almost don’t show when they’re turned off. I guess these are the “real” fairy lights! Anyway, I did want to add something else to them, so I quickly made some winter animals to put inside.

Winter animal lantern decor

I started by drawing a wolf and a polar bear with pencil, then traced it with a thin black pen. 

winter animal lantern decor


winter animal lantern decor

I cut them out and glued them onto a thicker cardboard.

winter animal lanter decor kreativk.net


winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net

And then all I did was place them into each lantern filled with fairy lights, no glue, just leaning against the back glass.

winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net


winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net


winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net


winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net


winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net


winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net


winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net

If you like it, pin it!

Winter animal lantern decor kreativk.net

An easy way to add a little winter touch to these lanterns and they glow beautifully at night!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!



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  • Susanne
    20/01/2017 at 03:45

    Wow!! Your polar bear and wolf are amazing!! Such an easy winter decor project 🙂

    • Katrin
      20/01/2017 at 07:05

      Thanks so much Susanne!! Have a great weekend!

  • Sandra Garth
    20/01/2017 at 01:33

    Super creative and you always find lots of uses for the decor you have.

    • Katrin
      20/01/2017 at 07:04

      Thank you Sandra!!

  • Amber Harrop
    16/01/2017 at 22:40

    These are fantastic Katrin I can’t decide which is my favorite the bear or the wolf – thank you for sharing with I am Pinnable

  • Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods
    16/01/2017 at 13:34

    I love that you drew the artic animals instead of hunting all over to find just the ones you wanted! Great (easy) winter project!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    {BIG hugs}
    ~ Ashley

    • Katrin
      17/01/2017 at 07:16

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Ashley!

  • Laurie
    16/01/2017 at 05:19

    You are skilled! lol, I’m afraid of what my animals would look like if I attempted to draw them myself. I always love your projects! Pinning to share! Thanks for being a part of Snickerdoodle!

    • Katrin
      16/01/2017 at 11:30

      Thanks so much Laurie! I did have to erase a few times, lol 😉

  • Leanna
    16/01/2017 at 02:08

    Hi Katrin: These are simply gorgeous you talented lady. I rolled my eyes at the “just draw” oh sure no problemo. I can come up with something similar with several hours a couple of examples and my trust eraser. Just draw has nothing to do with it lol. It shows just how talented you are lady. These are stunning. Leanna

    • Katrin
      16/01/2017 at 11:28

      hahaha, I drew them with pencil first too Leanna, and did have to erase a few times!! Thank you 🙂

  • Maya
    14/01/2017 at 11:59

    These are so original Katrin! Those lanterns look fantastic with your drawings and truly one of a kind.

    • Katrin
      14/01/2017 at 23:29

      That’s so nice of you Maya, Thank you!

  • jodie filogomo
    14/01/2017 at 00:03

    Katrin—these are amazing! And I love how you said you “just draw” these animals! Girl, I’m in no way that talented—I’d have to find a great picture from a magazine to use, LOL

    • Katrin
      14/01/2017 at 23:29

      Thank you Jodie, I do draw them with pencil first to be able to change things up before I use the pen… Using magazine pics is also a great idea I think!!

  • Michelle
    13/01/2017 at 07:47

    You really do have the most amazing touch when it comes to decorating and drawing Katrin. I can’t believe how effective the wolf and bear pictures look are in the lanterns. Simply gorgeous

    • Katrin
      14/01/2017 at 23:28

      Thank you so much my friend, I’m lovin these lanterns you know!

  • Mary - the boondocks blog
    12/01/2017 at 17:37

    This is such a cute idea Katrin. I love how your imagination works. Such a lovely addition to the lanterns to make us want to cozy up to our throws and drink some hot cocoa.

    • Katrin
      12/01/2017 at 21:45

      Thanks Mary, they do give a winterly vibe!!

  • Lynn Spencer
    12/01/2017 at 13:55

    Can I just tell you how much I love these lanterns!!! I bet they look great when it’s a bit darker too. What a very clever idea. You can piggyback off of that idea for the whole year…Those lanterns were a fantastic investment.

    Hugs, Lynn

    • Katrin
      12/01/2017 at 20:25

      Thanks friend, I really love these lanterns and yes, they look great at night with the animals inside and these fairy light…I could have them everywhere, now in winter especially!

  • Keri
    11/01/2017 at 15:57

    Katrin, these lanterns look awesome!!! Your drawings are beautiful and you are very talented!!! This is a smart way to give the lanterns a winter touch.

    • Katrin
      11/01/2017 at 20:36

      Thanks friend, I’m happy how they turned out!

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    11/01/2017 at 09:26

    Dear Katrin,
    what a lovely idea. It looks great. And it’s not all that difficult to make (as long as you can draw)…
    Enjoy this day,
    P.S.: My joungest would loooove the wolf – I’m more fond of foxes.