Picture frame lantern


I was recently looking for something decorative to put on one of our kitchen shelves and came up with a great solution that was super easy and inexpensive.  

This month’s DIY quick craft is a frame lantern. When it comes to crafting, finding the time can be a challenge — this lantern took me less than five minutes and cost about five bucks to make! 

What you need

  • Four picture frames (I used 4×6 frames, however, you can also use four 8 x 10 frames to make a larger lantern)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Battery operated candle or votive holder and candle

What to do

  1. Remove the backing on all frames. You’ll only use the frames and glass inserts 
  2. Hot glue the glass inserts to the picture frames (use a small amount)
  3. Glue the edge of each picture frame together to form a box (the top and bottom will be open) 

You can keep the picture frame inserts and insert a photo or add vinyl clings to the glass for a decorative holiday piece. If you have time, you can also paint the frame holders.


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