Thursday, October 21, 2010

5 Decorating Ideas for Paper Lanterns

The Spring/Summer party season is upon us - and we know what that means! Paper lantern time!! When I think of paper lanterns - there are so many words that come to mind, depending on their use.

This diverse and inexpensive little lighting idea can add so much to an event - even when they're not lit. There's something just undeniably festive about them - and what I love is that they're so versatile! So without further ado, I give you:

5 Decorating Ideas for Paper Lanterns

1. Any trees nearby with branches at a reasonable height? Who says that lanterns need to be strung horizontally? Find some fishing line or ribbon in the colours that match or complement your event, and hang them at different lengths from the tree branch. 

2. Run some sturdy thin rope between structures, poles or trees
and have the lanterns light up your dancefloor or dinner tables at night! Festive and enchanting!

3. Speaking of poles - hang lanterns from bamboo poles or similar - so they light up like impromptu and exotic lampposts!

4. Hang ribbon from the bottom of each lantern to create a magical multicoloured effect - that just gives your lanterns more of an interesting twist.

5. Accessorise! Wrap ribbon around them to complement your colour scheme. Add a feather butterfly or some flowers - and ta da! You have your very own ORIGINAL design! Hang them from poles to light a path - or from the back of chairs at your ceremony/reception - and the effect is simply divine!

Moonlight and Whimsy have an ever-growing range of gorgeous paper lanterns that suit any colour scheme and we stock them in a range of sizes, colours, and patterns!

As usual you can check them out at!

Don't forget - our range is expanding all the time! If you're after a particular product and we don't stock it - drop us a line and we'll do our best to find it for you. We also have a gorgeous range of floating lanterns and a truckload of cute and unique lighting ideas. Don't miss out!

Have you used lanterns in a wedding or event? Share your story with us and we may just publish it on our blog!

Until then - live whimsically!

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