I’m always looking for ways to brighten the dark nights. This charming cottage lantern, made from easy-to-use wood veneer—my new favorite craft material—will add a warm glow to your home all year long! It’s like a gingerbread house that lasts forever.


Text by Lova Blåvarg + Photography by Susanna Blåvarg

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Download the template here:

SUPPLIES:
transfer paper
stylus or ballpoint pen
1 millimeter or 1.5 millimeter wood veneer
craft or utility knife
matches
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
LED tea lights
  1. Download and print out the template from on this page or create your own design. Transfer the template onto the veneer using transfer paper with a stylus or ballpoint pen.
  2. Cut out the pieces using a regular craft knife. Cut some matches for the windows.
  3. Glue the pieces together, starting with the bigger pieces and moving onto the doors, shutters, and chimney.
  4. Once the glue is cool, use the craft knife to carefully remove any excess glue you don’t want to be seen.
  5. Light with LED tea lights so there’s no risk of fire.

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I’m always looking for ways to brighten the dark nights. This charming cottage lantern, made from easy-to-use wood veneer—my new favorite craft material—will add a warm glow to your home all year long! It’s like a gingerbread house that lasts forever.
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