(Closed) lit up paper lantern centerpieces – how??? help!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can’t see the picture 🙁 But I’m assuming you could use flameless LED candles to create the “lit up” effect.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Michaels sells these little bullet lights that are battery powered. That might work (they even work in water I believe).

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@futuremrsk18:  I used to work at the Michaels corporate office in the marketing department and I worked with Jo (the craft lady who is one of the judges on Craft Wars and all of the Michaels craft videos). She showed us those one time when she was using them for a project and we thought they were the coolest thing EVER! 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m doing this for my wedding and I am using throwies strung on fishing line and attached to the metal expander insert so that they distend to the middle of the lantern. They are super cheap and easy to make (I recommend getting the batteries and LEDs from Ebay – I paid $20 for about 100 batteries and 200 LED 10mm white diffused lights).

Also, I’m not putting a vase into the middle of the lantern to hold the flowers as while working up prototypes I found that when the lanterns are lit up from within, you can see the shadows of the stems quite clearly though the lantern. So I am clipping the flowers at the stem and hotgluing them to the top of the lantern (which looks to be what the other bride did in the photograph you posted).

Here is the link to the other board that I commented on regarding the centerpieces:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/paper-lantern-centerpiece-question

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