Lantern centerpiece questions

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Lantern centerpiece you can pick more than one answer
    Lantern with tea lights : (9 votes)
    43 %
    Lantern without tea lights : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Light blue lantern : (3 votes)
    14 %
    White lantern with red rose petals : (3 votes)
    14 %
    White lantern with turquoise petals : (1 votes)
    5 %
    White lantern with red and turquoise petals : (4 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 4
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    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I didn’t vote, but how about some blue and some white? I like the tea lights as long as no one knocks the latern and sets it on fire. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    That picture was my inspiration for my centrepiece too 🙂  Except I did the silly thing and decide to make it a ruffled paper lantern and stick tissue paper all over it! Talk about time consuming!!  This is how mine ended up (below).  I have a light inside but not sure if i want to use it or not and the small candles are white LED flickering tealights that I’ve stuck petals on to make “flowers”.  What size is your lantern? I originally had blue petals around the base but then there was too much blue and I’m having the ceremony/reception in a garden so a bit of greenery seemed to fit.  Are you asking if you should just change the petals around the base or both base and top?  Maybe some clear scatter crystals around the base might look nice.  Or maybe add some gray/silver petals around the base with the red ones just to have a bit of contrast.  Or a turquoise candle with a red ribbon. Love the red but I feel like it just needs something else for a little contrast.  Don’t know if any of those will help. Sorry for the large pic and extended response Foot in Mouth

    Post # 8
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @hillsab03:  Thanks hillsab03 🙂  I found the idea on Pinterest and after a couple of trials and errors with different ruffles I found that tissue paper worked best (instead of coffee filters or cupcake holders).  A lot of hot glue and time! But I loved doing it.  My lanterns were only 6inch and with the tissue paper maybe added another 3inches or so to the size.  I think you can buy LED flowers but all the ones I found were with an amber light and I wanted a white light so I bought the tealights and petals separate and again…a lot of hot glue.  Found the tutorial for them on Pinterest as well and again made my own adjustments.

    Post # 10
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I looked at a couple of different ones to get a couple of ideas:

    http://the3rsblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/project-1-week-1-ruffled-coffee-filter-pendant-lamp/

    http://www.saucyglossie.com/home-diy-try/

    http://aborrowedlife.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/tutorial-diy-chandelierpendant-lamp-from-coffee-filters/

    These websites used coffee filters but I couldn’t find any where I lived so I just bought a butt load of tissue paper, picked a random cup and used it as a sizing guide, drew and cut out my circles then used the flat base of a pencil in the middle of the circle and crumpled it all up together.  Then I’d separate them, put hot glue on the pointed but flat end and stuck it on from the top and worked my way around and around and around…it takes a while but I think it’s totally worth it.  I did my first trial with half mini cupcake liners and half with tissue paper and they both look good but the tissue papers (or coffee filters) just gave it a softer and fluffier look.  I found with tissue paper, the closer they are together, the fluffier it looks and you can’t see the lantern underneath.

    I hope this helps!

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