How to Make Cute DIY Photo Frame Lanterns For Mother's Day

by Rosaenidn

Here’s a super simple last-minute DIY Mother’s Day gift. With just a few tools and materials, I made a photo frame lantern. Read on to see how easy this project was!

Photo frame lantern as a Mother's Day gift
Photo frames
Photos of family

Tools and materials

  • 4 frames of the same size
  • 4 photos
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Package of LED tea lights
Removing the backs

Step 1 Remove the backs

I took off the cardboard backs of each frame.

Inserting the photos into the frames

Step 2 Insert the photos

I put the photo I wanted into each frame. I closed the tabs to keep the image in place.

Applying the hot glue
Gluing the frames together

Step 3 Glue the frames together

Then, I glued the edges of the frames and stuck them together so they formed a square box form.

Battery-operated tealight
Adding a tealight candle
DIY photo frame lantern

Step 4 Add a tea light candle

I turned on a single tea light and added it to the inside of the frame box.

DIY photo frame lantern

It’s that simple! Anyone would love this DIY photo frame lantern as a gift–try it for Father’s Day, too! Let me know if you think your Mom would love this gift!

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  • Robin Robin on May 06, 2024
    What glue for the frames ? What kind?
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