DIY Lantern Candle Holder – An Inexpensive and Elegant Lantern

Simple and inexpensive, these DIY lantern candle holders would make lovely additions to any room.
Simple and inexpensive, these DIY lantern candle holders would make lovely additions to any room.

Lantern candles are a great way to add a touch of elegance to any space in the home. They are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, and can really help to dress up a room. lantern candles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can easily find one that will fit your needs. They also come in a variety of colours, so you can choose one that will complement your home’s décor.

The right lantern can do more than just light up a room – it can create an ambience that sets the tone for the entire space. If you’re placing lanterns outdoors, go for the brighter ones to make the most impact. But don’t forget to consider the size of the lantern in relation to the area you’re trying to light up. Too big or too small and the lantern will stick out like a sore thumb.

Because it's do-it-yourself, you have free rein on the color, size, and shape of the lantern candle holders.
Because it’s do-it-yourself, you have free rein on the colour, size, and shape of the lantern candle holders.

Of course, you’d need something to put those candles in. There are a lot of ready-made candle holders, some sold at $50 apiece. But instead of buying a lantern candle holder, why not make your own? With a DIY project, you get free rein on what you want to do with it – size, shape, and colour. You can inject your own personality into the design.

When choosing a lantern candle holder, it is important to consider the pros and cons. Lantern candle holders can be a great addition to any home, but there are some things to keep in mind before making a purchase or even making one.

One of the many advantages of using lantern candle holders is the elegant atmosphere they can help create. When used thoughtfully, lanterns can contribute to the overall ambience of a room and set the tone for an enjoyable evening. They also emit a warm, inviting glow that is perfect for entertaining guests or unwinding after a long day. For these reasons and more, lantern candle holders remain a popular choice for homeowners and decorators alike.

However, there are some things to keep in mind when using lanterns to avoid any potential fire hazards. When using a lantern, be sure to place it on a stable surface where it cannot be easily knocked over. It is also important to keep the lantern out of reach of children and pets. If you are using a lantern with a real candle, be sure to blow out the candle before leaving the room or going to bed. By following these simple safety tips, you can enjoy the beauty and atmosphere that lanterns provide without any worry.

This project is pretty simple and inexpensive. You would need a few woodworking skills but it’s no rocket science. If you can’t operate an electric saw, ask for help. The bottom line is, this project is doable. So have fun making lantern candle holders!

To start, you will need to gather the supplies we had on our list below. Once you have all your supplies, you can check out the video below to guide you through the step-by-step process of making your own Lantern Candle Holder. What are you waiting for?

Materials needed for a DIY lantern candle holder:

  • Wood
  • Gorilla glue
  • Screws
  • Wood stain


  • Measuring tape
  • Clamp
  • Round saw
  • Electric drill
  • Sandpaper


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You can get step-by-step instructions here…



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