Good morning! It’s actually spring! I’m so happy we will be seeing some warmer weather! We still have some rain, but at least it’s warmer! I am finally able to get a few projects done since I can work in the garage now.
I always have bits and pieces laying around and usually, I can come up with a project sooner or later. 🙂 I have had these shutters for awhile and decided to make a lantern from them. Actually, my husband made it, I just came up with the idea! I think he did a great job!
The first step was to attach the shutters together. Steve used 1 x 2’s to attach the edges on both the top and the bottom of the shutters.
He also added 1 x 2 pieces across the top of the shutter and used a leftover piece of flooring for the bottom.
Four more pieces were added around the top edges with 45 degree angles to finish it off. Steve used some pallet wood scraps.
You can see here that more 1 x 2’s were added to the edges.
I love how it turned out! It is very tall and makes a great statement piece. I used Minwax Wood Varnish Golden Oak on the wood pieces. I couldn’t believe how closely it matched the shutters.
The candle looks great flickering through the shutter slats.
I added a few more coastal touches- another lantern with fairy lights, a couple of starfish, a couple of oars, a whale and a fisherman net.
It makes me ready to go to the beach!
I’m so glad you stopped by today! Thank you! I hope you all have a great week!
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2 thoughts on “Make Your Own Shutter Lantern”
What a clever project! I’ve used shutters for many things—but I’ve never thought of a lantern before! You are AMAZING!
Thank you Karianne! It’s always a happy day when you stop by my blog! I love so many of your projects too!