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

The Stonybrook House
by The Stonybrook House

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.

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  • Pch43114761 Pch43114761 on Jun 17, 2019

    What size wood did you use for the thicker top piece. The one that is angled

  • Debra Debra on Jun 30, 2019

    How did you cut the angle of the top piece I’m a little confused ??

  • Michelle Boydston Michelle Boydston on Nov 11, 2022

    Lanterns are one of my favorite collections ever! The bigger the better!! I absolutely love this and can’t wait to make my own. I’m assuming these are open lanterns? No worries I was just wondering as they are my favorite lantern shape. What a beautiful sentiment and metaphor about Jesus and how He loves us!! I’m excited to try this project!! Did you use a brad nailer? Thanks for sharing your project it’s so beautiful!

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