Friday, August 21, 2009

Dreaming of Moroccan lanterns

Punched tin lanterns at Le Tanjia restaurant in Morocco. Photos by Vicki Shultz via Design Amour. They retail at about 600 euros, which is about a million dollars.

I'm trying to figure out a DIY version. I mostly posted this now so as to have something other than a voyeur squirrel to feature for Hooked on Houses' Friday blog party. In the meantime, there's this at World Market for $30 for the big one.


  1. $30? Holy smokes, run there now and buy one! At least one!

  2. Hmm... maybe you could use that stiffening fabric goop and wrap a piece of lace around a balloon so that it'll dry in that shape, then pop the balloon and pull it out. I'm not sure where to go from there, but that might be a start...

  3. I was thinking that direction, too. Because I sure don't want to poke all those little holes myself.

  4. $30! Really?

    Can't wait to see your DIY version!


  5. hi there,
    These lanterns are lovely!
    I design moroccan fashion tunics/accessories, and import lanterns and decor accesories.
    Please have a look and visit my blog if you are interested.

    Many thanks.

    Maison Marrakech