ISSUE 35  |  The Organized Life

10 Easy Pieces: Hanging Votive Lanterns

September 02, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

The days are shorter but the evenings are still warm. Extend the season with flattering candlelight at outdoor cocktail parties. Yes, that’s an order.

Here are 10 of our favorite hanging votive lanterns (which can do double duty as tabletop tea light lanterns):

Above: A brass Geo Glow Lantern with glass panels measures 3 inches square (plus handle) and is $10; pre-order from Anthropologie (available November 10).

Above: A small Copper And Glass Votive Lantern has an open top and padded surface protectors on its base; $13.63 from Oliver Bonas.


Above: A burnished Copper Small Lantern with an oversized ring handle is on sale for $99.95 from Crate & Barrel.

Above: A glass Rope Handle Hurricane lantern is suitable for indoor or outdoor use; it is currently on sale for $34.95 from Terrain.

Above: Inspired by the shape of a Mason jar, a small Rock Lantern is made of glass and has a rope handle. It is £19.50 from Garden Trading. 

Above: From Ikea, a beige metal  Mí¶rkt Lantern suitable for both indoor and outdoor use measures 10.75 inches tall and is $14.99. 

Above: A polished Chrome Lantern can be hung in a sheltered area; it is £8 from Wilko.

Above: A Small Rectangular Coach Lantern measures 24 centimeters high (including the handle); £40 from Cox & Cox.

Above: Ikea’s galvanized Rotera Lantern for tea light candles is $3.99.


Above: A Galvanized Steel Hanging Lantern with a rope handle has glass panels and is $9.99 from Target.

 Feeling crafty? No need to wait for winter to make DIY: Botanical Ice Lanterns. For more flattering lighting, see 5 Quick Fixes: Outdoor Lanterns.