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

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.
They turned out so nice, we decided to make a few more as presents for Christmas.
Hubby was a miter/table saw maniac! He cut all this up in one afternoon!
We glued, clamped, and nailed the frame together. Then attached it to the base. A nail gun made quick work of this project.
These are the lantern top pieces we assembled together.
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!
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.

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
16 Ways to Maximize Storage And Organization In Your Home
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
No Way! These Pops of Color Were Made With Dollar Store Items!
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
18 Adorable Bird Feeders You'll Want To Make Right Now
30 Fun Ways To Keep Your Home Organized
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
31 Coastal Decor Ideas Perfect For Your Home
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
The Stonybrook House

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions

Join the conversation

4 of 23 comments
  • Rebecca Louk May
    on Mar 20, 2019

    My daughter wants lanterns like these. I hope I can do it.

  • Kathie Allen
    on Oct 3, 2019

    Love this what does the tag say

    • The Stonybrook House
      on Oct 15, 2019

      I found it!!

      This lantern is a symbol of how you have helped to light our path on our Christian journey.

      We handcrafted this lantern out of reclaimed wood and made something new out of it just like Christ takes our lives and makes them new in Him. There are flaws in this lantern and rough areas, nowhere near perfect. But that reminded us of how Christ uses our flaws to His Glory. We pray you have a blessed Christmas! Thank you for being such a blessing to us!

Your comment...