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One afternoon as I was shopping in Walgreens I came across some tea light garden lanterns. I eyed these lanterns several times as I was there shopping. Eventually an idea came to me to make these lanterns into fairy houses.

Lantern House Supplies

Supplies Needed:

  • Lantern
  • Burlap
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Soil
  • Succulents
  • Fairy Door
  • Fairy
  • Floral Wire
  • Wire Cutters

I found all of my supplies a various store in my area. The sphagnum moss can be found in your local pet store in the lizard section. Burlap can be found at any fabric store. The succulents I bought at Lowe’s. The fairy door I used I found at Hobby Lobby.

I lined the lantern with burlap fabric and filled with dirt. After filling with dirt I began to cut holes in the burlap for the succulents to be placed in.


Now you can start adding succulents and sphagnum  moss to your lantern.

Succulents in Lantern

Add the succulents and moss to the top and three sides of your lantern. If you are not adding a door to your lantern like I did you will want to cover all four sides with succulents and moss. Once you fill each side take floral wire and secure your succulents into place. Do not tighten the wire to much as you may prevent your succulents from growing.

Lantern with Door

Here is what my lantern looks like with only the top finished and a door in front. When I am finished adding my succulents and moss to the sides I am going to glue my door on to the lantern just in case I decide to hang my lantern.

Lantern on Chair