Post # 1
So, this is kind of a strange question, but has anyone ever heard of or seen the pretty paper lanterns used on the ground? I love the look of the colorful paper lanterns, but for my outdoor reception it’s incredibly difficult to hang them. Our reception is taking place on this large circular patio and I was thinking to outline the edge of the patio using paper lanterns with tea lights in them. Seeing this in my head is one thing, but is this possible/pretty in reality? Thanks for the input!
Post # 3
They have some that are made to be on the ground, or you can get batterie powered ones. I would worry about a tea light lighting the very flamable paper on fire.
Post # 4
yeah if you did tea lights, definitely do the LED ones. Also, I think they would look pretty on the ground but might need to be secured in some way.
Post # 5
As long as the surface is dry, you certainly could use them on the ground and you can use tea lights in them- the same way you use tealights in luminarias.
You will likely need to weigh down the lantern with something so it doesn’t blow around. You could hang a small jar filled with sand from the frame of the lantern and place the tealight inside the jar. This will weigh down the lantern and protect the flame.
Paper lanterns were used on the ground here:
and here: http://www.cobistyle.com/index.php/blog/entry/light_and_bright/
Here is an idea to stack paper lanterns into a column:
This is another way to use paper lanterns when you can’t hang them, You secure a hollow pipe upright in an umbrella stand, fill the pipe with bamboo garden stakes and attach a paper lantern on the ends.