The DIY Wood Lantern Lamp has such a captivating charm, it has become a popular choice for many homeowners. These lamps are made of rustic materials like wood and metal and come in a variety of styles and designs to suite any home or garden decor. They are made to withstand being outdoors for all kinds of weather conditions, and can be displayed outdoors on porches, decks, patios, and even on your front porch.
There are some instructions you will need to follow if you choose to build your own DIY Wood Lantern Lamp. Before you do any wiring, cut the pieces you intend to use in the lantern together with an allowance for each piece to fit. Use carpenters saw or a router. If you prefer, glue the pieces using strong marine grade glues. Use wood dowel or a wood glue stick to screw the pieces together.
If you have a circular table or other shaped surface, drill pilot holes before drilling for the wires or screws. Use a wood glue stick or wood dowel to screw the Brad nails into the wood. Use enough Brad nails to hold the lantern together but not enough to cause damage to the surface you are going to display it on. You may choose to paint the lantern to match your home or the other colors in the room where you plan to display it. If this is the case, paint one side of the wood to coordinate with the other side.
Use the carpenters saw or router to cut the pieces that you will use to assemble the diy wood lantern. Use enough Brad nails or wood glue to hold the pieces together but not enough to cause damage to the surface you are going to display it on. Using the router, drill tiny holes in the center of each piece. Then use the drill press to glue the pieces together.
These types of wood lanterns can be displayed on a wood pillar candle stand. The holes that are drilled in the center of each piece to allow the pillar candles to hang. To display these lovely lanterns in a unique way, use them as a footrest. Light up one side of the diy wood lantern and slide the footstool over to the opposite side. You now have a matching footrest on your table or porch.
For the last step of assembly, glue all of the pieces together and then string the cord through the eye of each bead. The final step is to light the wood lantern. Plug in the battery and light up your diy wood lantern. Carefully walk around your home while adding the string of lights and watch the beautiful glow from your diy wood lantern.
With a little creativity, you will be able to find other ways to use your diy wood lanterns. Perhaps you can make an arrangement out of some of the bulbs that are available. Create a floral arrangement out of some of the gorgeous ones available. A lot of people love to use their diy wood lanterns for decorations at holidays such as Halloween and Christmas. Use them as centerpieces at the dinner table or in your front porch to add beauty and elegance to the holiday decor.
Decorating with DIY wood lanterns is something that many people enjoy. With just a few simple tips and ideas, you will be able to create some truly unique decor. A great place to get some ideas is to go online and look at some of the various lantern choices that are available. There are so many different styles and shapes to choose from. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see what you can come up with, it really is easy!