Have you ever been to a wedding that left you speechless?Where every detail was perfect and authentic and effortless and surprising and… did I already say perfect? I’ve been to a few of those weddings and have noticed that they each have something in common: DIY charm. I love seeing the personal touch, the love, involved in the decorations, food, or music. It creates a “realness” to the event that I adore.
So today we wanted to share a DIY that would be perfect for a backyard ceremony, reception or party. We asked LA artist and display guru Mallory Lawson to show us how to make flameless candlelit love lanterns. I love the idea of these lanterns lining a path or sitting atop tables in the backyard with layered in flowers, various candles, or tall vases. Keep reading to see how to make these simplistically cool triangles of light.
Supplies & Tools:
1/4″ Balsa wood square dowels
Vellum paper or translucent fabric
Hot glue gun
Japanese hand saw
1/16″ drill bit
Part 1: Building The Frame
1. Using the Japanese hand saw, cut balsa wood dowels to measure 12 inches. You will need six 12″ pieces.
3. On a flat surface, arrange three pieces of the drilled balsa wood so that they create a triangle. Making sure that the drilled holes line up, wire each joint together. This is the base of the lantern.
Part 2: Covering The Frame
1. Using your translucent material of choice, cut out three 14″ x 14″ x 14″ triangles.
2. Using your hot glue gun, adhere one end of your cut material to the base of the triangle. Pulling firmly, adhere the two other sides of the material to the corresponding side of the frame. Wrap excess material around wood and adhere to ensure all wood is covered. Cut off any additional excess material that is not glued to frame. Material should be taut on frame.
Be sure to use only flameless candles inside of the lanterns!
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