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Easy DIY Wooden Lantern

Lanterns have become popular in modern farmhouse decor. I believe lanterns can add interest to any decor style.  When the invitation came to participate in a recent Youtube decor challenge using lanterns, I was hesitant to join because I did not have the type of lantern that I thought was worthy of sharing.  So I decided to make my own. I searched the internet for examples of simple do-it-yourself lanterns and soon gained enough knowledge where I felt confident that I could produce a decent-looking lantern. Honestly, I was looking for something easy to make. This was not going to be my life's work, right? Materials Used The materials used: Wood Strips for Sides - 18" (4 ) Wood for Top and Base - 6"x 7" (2 ) Wood for 2nd Top Layer  4"x 5" (1) Wood Glue Wood Filler 1" Nails (or wood screws) Wooden Finial (with pre-fitted screw) T he Process I used scrap wood from my garage to fashion the top, bottom and sides. Hubby helped me make the cuts.  I used wood