Wednesday, January 25, 2017

From this to that: Picture frames into candle lantern

DIY picture frame candle lantern:
I had a bunch of frames laying around and luckly had four frames that were all the same.
  • 5 picture frames with at least four matching ($1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Candles to decorate
First pop out all the backings to the frames. 
Hot glue each frame together, making sure to glue more on the inside when the square is set up to make it more stable. 

For the top use the fifth frame and break it down into four pieces.
Two of the pieces will be longer so I easily broke them down to the same size. Hot glue each side into a pyramid shape. 
To cover some of the glue marks I glued on black ribbon. 
I set it up in my bathroom and added various candles. 
When I lit the candles I was concerned that the topper would catch on fire. I burned them for a couple of hours and the top was only semi-hot but I wouldn't leave this alone just in case.