(Closed) Paper Lanterns + Fairy Berries… thoughts?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

@mu_t:  im not 100% it will work. fairy berries arent very bright/put off as much light as the paper lantern lights. might be worth a shot though? i have never seen a paper lantern up close so idk if the bottoms are enclosed? if not enclosed how would you attach the berries?

Post # 5
45646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mu_t:  Here’s an old post that contains several links to tutorials for “throwies”. These are battery operated LED lights that require no cords or electricity. The lights burn for 3 days with the batteries, so you can hang them whenever you choose and not worry about an on and off switch.

Lighting for paper lanterns: throwies

Post # 7
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We got our lanterns from PaperLanternStore, too.  They were about $120 total for 60 various-sized lanterns.

Then we rented 60 remote-controlled LEDs to place inside the lanterns, which ran $3/unit, or $180.  They didn’t output a lot of light during the late afternoon, but they looked AWESOME in the evening.  The remote made it very easy to turn them on and off.  No cords necessary!

So 60 lanterns, plus lantern lighting = $300.

The LED units looked like this (obviously not to scale – they fit in the palm of my hand and easily into the paper lanterns):


Our tent at the end of the night during clean-up.

Post # 8
45646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mu_t:  You can make the throwies ahead of time.You just slip a piece of paper between the battery and the connection so the battery isn’t drained ahead of time. Pull out the paper and hang the lantern.

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