Coyote Fences are Made from Latillas = Tree Branches randomly wired together to create an outdoor enclosure. Coyote fences are simple to build, stand strong, and are great for protecting animals from, well, Coyotes.
You Won’t Believe How This Latilla Lantern Lights Up a Summer Night!
The look of Coyote Fences is classic Santa Fe. Rustic and simple with artsy-elegance.
All Made with Latillas.
How About a Lantern Version of the Iconic Coyote Fence?
A Latilla Lantern!
First, take a Walk through the Yard and Gather Sticks (“latillas”) – about 12 – 18 inches is good.
Begin with good pile of Sticks for the lantern. Straight, Bent, Tall, Short, Forked.
All Will Work Together.
Next, find a Base for the Lantern. A plastic bowl (minus the lid) is perfect.
About 8″ in diameter and 3″ high.
Now the fun part. Start building the “fence”.
Hot Glue binds the sticks together and Attaches the Sticks to the Base.
Slow and steady wins. And listen carefully…the Sticks will tell you where they need to go. 🙂
Keep building around the bowl. The hot glue can be cleaned up once all the sticks are firmly in place.
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. Amazon LINK.
Add some short sticks for support braces on the structure as you move along.
A Lantern is beginning to Appear!
The Top of the Lantern is left Open to the Sky.
The Sticks Touch each other Creating Tons of Movement and Sculptural Design.
Done! Let the Piece Rest and Give the Glue Time to Harden to Create a Stable Lantern.
A Candle will always Give off a Powerful Light in the Darkness.
Yankee Candle. So many beautiful Colors and Fragrances – Pick Your Favorite!
I Love Bahama Breeze. Amazon LINK.
Carefully lower the Candle into the Base from the Top of the Lantern.
The Lantern is Pretty Indoors. But Let’s Enjoy the Light Outdoors on a Serene Summer Night.
Magic Appears in the Candle Glow.
The Latilla Lantern is Fast and Easy to Build.
With Stunning Santa Fe Elegance All Summer Long.
Love the Magic!
Annie on May 27, 2021
Thank you for sharing and including the safety feature of the candle you used (😉I think some people missed that part)
it’s beautiful and earthy, just what I love.
Doodle T and Me! on May 27, 2021
Hi Annie - thank you for your kind words...I found that the lantern is safe because the branches are at least 18 " tall and stand far above the flame - also the flame is in a glass candle holder and does not go above the rim of the glass holder. I recently tried a citronella candle that was in a pail - the flame was not protected by the rim of the pail...there were no igniting fire issues, but the flame looked like it got bigger as it burned and kind of scary - I replaced the citronella candle with the Yankee Candle glass candle holder candle and we're back in business. Happy Outdoor Dining! Jeanne - Doodle T and Me!