Make These Easy DIY Wooden Lanterns, Perfect for Weddings, Outdoor Parties, or Even Indoor Decor
It’s almost that time y’all… backyard party time!
The weather is starting to get so pretty here in Alabama & that means I do absolutely everything possible outside.
Last year I transformed our patio into an oasis, perfect for dinning & entertaining.
The only thing missing was the soft glow of candlelight.
And outdoor candles look extra glamorous in lanterns.
I chose to make my lanterns 12″ tall but you can manipulate the dimensions to whatever size you want!
First, cut (4) 2×2 board to 12” each. These will be the leg pieces
Next, cut (2) 1×6 boards to 6” each. These will be the bottom & top pieces
Start by assembling the legs to the bottom base piece
Now apply wood glue, then clamp
Screw 1” screws in through the bottom base
Add 1×6 topper to the top using wood glue & finishing nails
Next, add 1×4 accent piece to the top center using wood glue & nails.
Use scrap 1×2 pieces for small leg pieces. Attach using wood glue & nails.
Screw the finial into the accent piece on the top.
Finally, it’s time to paint the lantern! I went with flat white but feel free to get crazy with the paint colors or even stain.
As a finishing touch I added moss to the base using a hot glue gun.
That’s it, Easy DIY wooden lanterns!
They are perfect for our outdoor dinners & give off such a romantic glow.
Plus they were super cheap to make!
These ones fit nicely on our DIY outdoor dinning table, but I think I might make some taller ones next!
Let me know what y’all think & where you are gonna put yours!
You can also find more DIY wooden lantern ideas here!