Coastal Christmas Lantern Ideas | How to Style & Fill Lanterns for the Season

How to use your candle lantern(s) for a Merry coastal Christmas season.
coastal beach theme Christmas lantern ideas

Here are some ideas how you can transform any Candle Lantern into an enchanting Coastal Beach Theme Display Lantern for the Christmas holiday season. A simple & easy way to bring seasonal cheer to your home is to fill lanterns with what you find in nature, such as pine cones and pine tree twigs, for example (where I live in Florida there are plenty of those). Then add a few shells or a Starfish and a few shimmery Blue Christmas Ball Ornaments to your lantern.    

Best Christmas Lanterns

This coastal Christmas lantern idea from Pier 1 shows a lantern filled with shells, starfish and battery operated String Lights. A lovely simple look. The lantern is part of a Coastal Christmas Vignette that includes a Mini Driftwood Tree.

Coastal Christmas Lantern Ideas
Top a candle lantern with a beautiful bow for the Christmas season as seen on Etsy.

Beach Terrarium Air Plant Lit

Original source of this cute Christmas lantern idea is no longer available. A small open Candle Lantern with Rope Handle showcases an Air Plant Display and a seashell. The Mini Beach Terrarium is lit with fairy string lights, a look that works year round.

Coastal Christmas Lantern Ideas

A few beach finds and shimmery ball ornaments is enough to transform a lantern into a coastal Christmas decoration.

Christmas Lantern with Cone Tree

The Mini Coastal Cone Christmas Tree gets its glow from some flameless votive candles.

Another great idea that works well if you have Lanterns with a Nautical Vibe such as Pottery Barn's Rope Handle Lanterns. Fill the lantern all the way to the top with shiny Christmas ball ornaments.

Coastal Christmas Candle Lantern Idea

And, of course, you can style your coastal Christmas lantern with a candle. Depending on how you fill your lantern, you might want to use a battery operated candle.

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