You will need to remove the canvas from four of the wrapped canvases. Just use a screwdriver and pliers to remove each staple.
Once all of the staples are out, remove the wood frame from inside the canvas. Again, you will need four of these.
To make your lantern base, cut a piece of the cutting board a little smaller than the size of your frames.
Then use glue to cover that cutting board piece in blocks from the tumbling towers game. I made a pattern with mine as I am going to use a light coat of paint so that some of the color shows through. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Gather all of your raw wood pieces and get ready to paint them at this point. I find it is easier to paint now then to wait until it is assembled.
Add one coat of paint over all surfaces. Be sure to get the backs of your frames as well. Allow everything to dry. NOTE: If you don't like a rustic look, be sure to fill the holes before painting and give your project 2 - 3 coats of paint.
Once everything is dry, you are ready to assemble your lantern with more glue.
Add each of your pieces with glue along the bottom as well as up the sides. Allow to dry completely then add anything you want to the inside for display.