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DIY Pineapple Lanterns Are The Perfect Summer Patio Decor

Summer has officially arrived and that means one thing - long, lazy days spent getting a tan in the garden. If your outside space is looking a little drab from winter, then don't worry. We're here to save the day with some adorable ideas on how to get your garden party-ready in no time, starting with these beautiful pineapple lanterns that you can make yourself.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="750"]DIY Tropical Lantern Via Lia Griffith[/caption]

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Tropical themed parties have been a longstanding staple of summer for years, but 2018 is taking tropical and turning it into a full-fledged trend. Everywhere you look there are leaf-print patio cushions, green candles, and other island delights that we're living for. If you're looking for the perfect thing to spruce up your garden but you don't have a lot of spare cash, grab a glue gun, some card and allow us to educate you.

All you need are scissors, a glue gun, gold glitter card, green card and battery powered tea-lights and you're ready to follow Lia Griffith's handy how-to on her website page. All credit goes to her for this nifty (and wonderfully glittery) idea. You don't need to be ultra-crafty, as long as you can cut relatively straight you'll have beautiful pineapple decorations that you can use again and again. We all know how important mood lighting is at a party, and these bad boys will get you that Miami glow in just a few minutes. Once the hard work is over you can kick back with a pina colada and enjoy the spoils of your labor, while your guests gush over how clever you are. Doesn't that sound like the perfect summer night?

Lia recommends that you use a fair amount of glue to keep the green leaves upright at the top of the pineapple to ensure they don't end up tilting to one side. It's important to note that you should never use real candles in these beauties, they'll go up in flames and you'll end up having an impromptu BBQ!

We love Lia's idea, and cannot wait to try it out for ourselves.

Will you be trying this DIY? Or have you turned your hand to something crafty this summer? Show us your pictures in the comments!

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