A Great Way To Get Rid Of Scrap Wood ~ DIY Rustic Wood Lanterns

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I don't know about you, but I have tons of scrap wood and this little project was a great way to use some of it up! We made rustic wood lanterns for our mantel.
Cost: $0
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They turned out so nice, we decided to make a few more as presents for Christmas.
  • a great way to get rid of scrap wood diy rustic wood lanterns, crafts, diy, woodworking projects
Hubby was a miter/table saw maniac! He cut all this up in one afternoon!
  • a great way to get rid of scrap wood diy rustic wood lanterns, crafts, diy, woodworking projects
We glued, clamped, and nailed the frame together. Then attached it to the base. A nail gun made quick work of this project.
  • a great way to get rid of scrap wood diy rustic wood lanterns, crafts, diy, woodworking projects
These are the lantern top pieces we assembled together.
  • a great way to get rid of scrap wood diy rustic wood lanterns, crafts, diy, woodworking projects
We attached the top, gave them a coat of paint, and installed a hook on the top. They were so adorable with the red bows!
  • a great way to get rid of scrap wood diy rustic wood lanterns, crafts, diy, woodworking projects
These are the ones on our mantel. We just love the way they came out! I might even make some larger ones for the porch this summer.
Stop on by The Stonybrook House, for all the measurements and details.

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    • Dee
      Dee Tomball, TX
      on Jan 8, 2016

      That is so cool. Love lanterns. Now if I could only learn how to build one or two. Fabulous job.

      • Bryan's Workshop
        Bryan's Workshop Japan
        on Jan 8, 2016

        Really cool and original! I throw our pieces all the time, I think are too small to work with. I will totally be doing this now! Thank you! Hugs from Japan!