If I had the chance to get married again, to the same man of course, I would definitely be making these wood lantern centerpieces for my wedding. This is a very simple DIY project perfect for any skill level and makes a huge impact in the reception space.
Make your own wedding table decor with beautiful DIY wood lantern centerpieces. Perfect for any event – holiday party, special celebration – and super easy to construct.
Such a fun project that you can make well in advance of your wedding day and have them ready to go. A wonderful DIY wedding decor idea perfect for that special day or for any event really – a shower, holiday table, special party, birthday. Speaking of DIY wedding decor ideas you should check out this mini lantern favor wall, self-standing wooden arch or exterior planter to fill up that outdoor space.
For this wedding I made 48 lanterns using both 3/4″ and 1″ wood dowels. I also varied the height and width of the lanterns just a bit to create visual interest. You definitely don’t want three lanterns all the same size in the middle of the table unless maybe it’s a long straight table and you place them in a row.
I partnered with my friends at The Home Depot blog for this project and I’m sharing the complete step by step plans over there. You can find all of the supplies to make these lanterns at your local Home Depot store.
Updated 2/17/19: I have added the free plans for all four sizes of wood lanterns here. The construction process is the same regardless of size however the cut lists for the four sizes will vary.
I guarantee your guests will love the wood lanterns with glowing candlelight so much so that many of them will want to take the lanterns home. Yes we had a few guests at this wedding asking to keep the lanterns, fine by me only because it’s less to store and I can always make more :).
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