Etsy does a How-Tuesday series of DIY inspiration and tutorials. I have a soft spot for tiny drink umbrellas, and this lantern caught my eye. It's kitchy, without being too tiki-riffic. You can buy little umbrellas anywhere, but if you want to be really green, you'll rescue them from coconuts at your favorite tiki hangout.
When you're ready to trade your Singapore Sling for a glue gun, there's a great DIY tutorial (with video). Or you can order a finished lantern directly from Zipper 8 Lighting. They also make some charming lanterns from book pages.
Images from Zipper 8 Lighting. Via Etsy.