Looking for an easy tutorial on making DIY wood lanterns?

You can check out my blog post on rustic lanterns here;

or you can follow the tutorial from The Stonybrook House and make these adorable white ones from scrap wood.

I won’t steal her thunder any more than to say I made these DIY wood lanterns entirely from scrap wood.

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I cut down some extra plywood sheeting I had to ¾” strips and then made the lengths a bit longer than the tutorial – I went with 20″, 16″ and 14 ½”.

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The glass “hurricanes” are just dollar store vases and you can skip them altogether (per the tutorial) if you want.

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Make them in black, in white, in red, go with a stain (if you’re not using plywood) – anything goes!

These were made to surprise a friend, but I have my rustic lanterns sitting in my porch planters out front.

Make these DIY wood lanterns in a  smaller size and use them as decor on your mantle or on bookshelves – they really are simple and fit just about anywhere.

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As a side note; if you are planning on building these DIY wood lanterns for outside – make sure to use outdoor appropriate paint so that they will last.  You’ll also want to consider battery operated candles if your lantern’s roof is too close to the candle flame.

… unless you like the charred look.

Click over to The Stonybrook House for the step-by-step.

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Have a great one!

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