(Closed) Paper Lantern Centerpiece Idea….Will it Work?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think with the foam you could hide a vase in there for extra support! But the idea sounds really good! Will you decorate the branches any?

Post # 4
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The paper lanterns are delicate, since the paper is a bit thicker than tissue paper consistency – and if you place them on a vase, i would also think about the water and that the lanterns don’t get wet. Are they going to be lit? If so (and probably so since they are a lantern), then the branch idea won’t work. 


Post # 5
47279 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not clear on your end concept, but if you are thinking of using the paper lanterns as a base for the branches without a vase being involved at all, I would think you need some weight at the bottom to keep those lanterns from toppling over .

I would measure the diameter of the hole in the bottom of the lantern and head out to a garden center or home building store.I would look for something that diameter that has some weight to it-like a small patio stone. I would glue the floral foam to the stone( or whatever else you can find to serve as a heavy base) , place the lantern over that, then insert the branches.

Imagine this with a lantern substituted for the pot:

Here’s another alternative viaMarthaStewart:http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=c538d5da85c37110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=vases&rsc=header_4


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