(Closed) Spray painting paper lanterns?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

We didn’t spray paint em but we used hot glue guns to decorate them with beads and rhinestones. The glue didn’t ruin the paper.

My worry is will it allow the light to come through? maybe you can do a trial, there are lanterns at the dollar tree, maybe  you can  do a "mock up".  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would imagine that they spray paint would ruin the paper. Luna Bazaar has tons of different colors. Surely you could find colors that you like!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Maybe you could dye the lanterns. Dip them in some sort of dye and set out to dry. Then you wouldn’t get the opacity that paint would probably cause. Of course it might not work if the lanterns are treated with any type of water repellent or plastic coating as a finish.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
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  • 10 years ago

lanters+water= disaster…

lanters are usually made with rice or tissue paper and they both melt in water…don’t dye them. Like someone said….TEST, TEST, TEST! 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I heard that putting a bit of watercolor paint or food coloring in water, then using a spray bottle to finely mist tissue paper could work for just a bit of color. HOWEVER, if you’re looking at doing anything other than giving a pink or blue tint to a white lantern, or something subtle, I wouldn’t try it. I’m going to do this for my plain white tissue pomanders though. Don’t know how rice paper would react.

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