For many years, I had brightly colored Chinese paper lanterns hanging over the porch table to create a festive atmosphere. They finally shredded and disintegrated, so I replaced them with homemade “lanterns” made out of my cherished ethnic fabric remnants. These hanging lanterns would also make great outdoor decorations. Use little Christmas tree lights to illuminate them in you have electricity handy.
from Crafting a Colorful Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space with Color
by Kristin Nicholas