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.