(Closed) Lighting Paper Lanterns with Throwies

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Wow – great instructions!  I am wondering though – what is the magnet for?  Do I need the little magnet if I’m going to suspend them inside a  lantern using a thread or something like that?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

these are so fun.  it made me think of my days when i was in college (electrical engineering major), i went to radio shack all the time for lab materials!  what a great idea!  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

WOW FACE!!!!!!!  I gotta try this too!!!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

very cool.  you can also buy them (premade) from lunabazaar.com

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Cool! 

and I looked at lunabazaar, and didn’t see any… I mean, there were led lights, but I didn’t see throwies.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

This is with just one LED?  Just wondering, because I notice some of the websites that sell pre-assembled lighting use three.  I have a headlamp with three and it seems to be that would be really bright.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Thank you soooo much for this great post. I have been trying to figure out how to cheaply light 100 chinese lanterns for my wedding in 2 months. I had given up, but thanks to this post, I just ordered LEDs and batteries from ebay. Yay!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The premade ones are cool but spendy.  I can see springing for premade if I wanted a dozen lanterns for a garden party, but not for a whole reception hall!  Thanks so much for the tip!

Post # 14
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Wannabee

Thanks so much for sharing this. I too had totally given up on lighting up my lanterns. One question though, how did you attach the throwies to the lantern? Since these will be hanging from the ceilings of my reception hall, I don’t want throwies falling down on my guests!

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2008

It looks great!  I’ve been meaning to post my throwie lantern experiment, but haven’t gotten around to it.  One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll probably need (at least in my experience) one battery per LED. Everytime you add an LED to a battery, they all get less bright, and my the time I had added three LED’s to one battery, they were pretty much useless.  I used fishing line to suspend my throwies, and it worked really well.  Also, try to order LED’s online if you can.  RadioShack has them, but they are way more expensive than online or my small local parts place.

Good luck! 

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