Yes this post is titled DIY hanging lanterns and my lanterns aren’t even hanging in the picture. That’s okay, you get the idea that you definitely could hang them. The glass jar is glued in place and that’s a battery operated candle so no fear of fire.
A DIY tutorial to make a hanging wood lantern. Build this wood framed hanging lantern using my simple plans.
Let’s make these hanging lanterns because I’m sharing the free plans down below. This project actually started with the hanging planter project I posted a few days ago:
The hanging planter is the same exact shape and design concept except larger. I thought this build would be perfect for a faux lantern.
The glass jar is actually a sconce shade secured in place with E6000 glue. You can make this lantern for less than $15.
- lumber $3
- hardware $5
- glass shade $5
Below are step by step instructions to build the hanging lantern. Always use all safety precautions when operating power tools.
- 1 – 1x2x8 pine board
- 1 – 2×4 @ 3 ½”l stud scrap
- glass jar
- 1 ¼” eye screw
- wood glue, E6000 glue
- 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws
- 1 1/4″ finish nails
- 4 – 1×2 @ 9”l (sides)
- 1 – 1×2 @ 9”l (top long piece)
- 2 – 1×2 @ 3 3/4”l (top short pieces)
- 1 – 1×2 @ 7 1/2”l (base long piece)
- 2 – 1×2 @ 3”l (base short pieces)
- 1 – 2×4 @ 3 ½”l (base)
Step 1: Attach base cross pieces to base using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.
Step 2: Attach sides to base cross. Use wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.
Step 3: Make top cross piece. Using pocket holes attach short pieces to long piece with wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Step 4: Attach top to sides using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.
Finish as desired and add center eye screw for hanging. Lastly glue glass shade in center using E6000 glue.
Our Pinteresting Family says
They turned out great!
Gina (Lady Goats) says
I don't think I commented on your IG post on these, so I had to come over and tell you that I FRIGGIN' LOVE THESE!!!
That is all :o)
I just made a set of the lanterns and a set of the hanging planters! They turned out great! Thank you for the pattern.
Love hearing that, thanks Jessie. Such a fun project.