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!