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DIY Wooden Lantern Centerpiece for Your Next Soiree

Centerpiece creation can range from easy to complicated, but just because something looks hard to replicate doesn’t mean that it is. Take this super creative wooden latern centerpiece for example, it looks like something you would buy at  Bed Bath & Beyond and yet you can make it yourself with a few simple instructions. Today, Jamie Costiglio shows us how to make this beautiful wooden lantern centerpiece. Read on for more!

Make Your Own Wooden Lantern Centerpiece

This beautiful wooden centerpiece can be used in many different settings, whether its a  baby shower, birthday dinner or a even a wedding. Once you’ve mastered one you can go ahead and make as many as the event requires. You can also get creative with your design, adding silver, gold or even little trinkets on your lantern.


  • (1) 1 x 10 pine board @ 9 ½ in.
  • (3) 1 in. square dowels @ 36 in.


  • Miter saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill & drill bits
  • Nail gun
  • 2 in. finish nails
  • Wood glue
  • 1 ¼ in. wood screws
  • Sander

Step 1

Make the side panels.

Step 2

Attach cross supports

Step 3

Attach final nail side panel

Step 4

Attach the base.

Jaime teamed up with Home Depot to create 48 wooden lanterns for a wedding. You can check out the complete step by step plan here, or see Jaime’s quick video tutorial here 

Jaime created 48 lanterns for a wedding.  She used both 3/4″ and 1″ wood dowels, varying the height and width of the lanterns a bit for visual effect. If you plan to make only one then you can decide on a particular size, but if you want to stack them in the middle of a table the way Jaime did hers, you’ll definitely want to vary the heights.

If you create them all at one height you will have to place them in a row on the table. Oh, and this would be dependent on the types of table being used at the event. Long rectangular tables will work if you want to place them in a row but, this will not have the same effect for trestle or small round tables.


Were you able to follow this creative wooden lantern tutorial? Share your feedback with us in the comment section.


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