(Closed) Lighting for paper lanterns: throwies

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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!)

http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/04/03/if-only-i-had-majored-in-event-lighting-instead-of-biology/

http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/06/17/lighting-lanterns-with-led-throwies/

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

THanks for the link! I have been looking for those for a while!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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.

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