Picture Frame Lantern 

I have been wanting to try this project for quite a while but haven’t gotten around to it until now. 


This project requires 4 picture frames and a top and bottom.  I again had Dillon cut the top and bottom pieces for me out of a wooden fence board that was laying around. 

I removed the glass and back of the frame and then painted all the frames.  I also base painted the top and bottom the same colour. 

I waited, and waited, my least favorite thing, for the paint to dry. 

Once it finally dried I hot glued the 4 picture frames together to form a box.  A box without a top or bottom but still a box.

Next I hot glued the bottom to the “frame box,” and the little handle Dillon cut me out of a piece of 1 x 1.
I wrapped some elastics around the box to hold everything in place while I ran a bead of glue over all the seams.

When the glue was well set, I painted over the glued seams so they matched.  When that was dry, I applied a coat of sealer and let that dry. 

Now all I needed to do was put the glass back in the frames and fill the lantern!


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