Post # 1
I’ve been reading the thread from a few years ago about lighting paper lanterns with throwies. These seem to be a great and cheap way to light paper lanterns. However, I want to add an on/off switch to them. A few bees link to a page with on/off instructions, however, that page is no longer available. The bees made an on/off using cardstock or scrap fabric. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks!
Post # 3
Can someone explain throwies to me?! LOL I feel ridiculous asking, but I’d like to use them for paper lanterns too. How? What? My brain isn’t processing correctly…
Post # 4
I’m doing this for my paper lanterns too, but my in-laws are being super generous and are making them for us.
They experimented with using little pieces of plastic for the on-off switch, but from what they said, it sounds like a piece of cardstock works best.
Here is a link to Mrs. Tiramisu’s tutorials – we found this really useful in figuring out how to do it. To be honest though, it just took a lot of trial and error (and we’re not quite there yet!)
Post # 5
THanks for the link! I have been looking for those for a while!
Post # 6
bakerella, here is a link to how we did lighting for our paper lanterns. The “throwies” are the LED lights with batteries taped to them that we used for the 10″ lanterns. We did not do on/off switches, because a) I have heard that they often make the contact not as good once the lanterns are turned on, and b) the lighting will last for at least three days, so we were able to just make them all the day before and let them burn.
Post # 7
I made throwies as well for my lanterns, but I would suggest an on/off switch. I made my throwies 2 days before the wedding, and everything I read said they should be fine for up to 100 or so hours…well not the case for me. They were dim and pretty much gave no light at all.
Def go with the on/off switch. Also, I remeber watching a tutorial for the on/off switch on youtube too.