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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008 08:39:35 PM »

Also, another inexpensive way to light them is to use DIY "LED throwies." If you google it you'll find lots of ideas & instructions. Also on instructables.com and if you search for "LED paper lanterns" there's a really good post about using diffused white lights for a soft effect.

I *really* wanted to hang these for my reception...until they told me they wanted $800 just to rent a lift to hang them. :-(
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2008 11:47:48 AM »

I purchased my paper lanterns at IKEA.  They have different sizes and they are dirt cheap.  $2.00 for the smallest ones, $4.00 for medium and $6.00 for really big ones.  They only come in white though.  I shopped around for awhile and they were the cheapest I could find -- cheaper than any Chinese-goods wholesaler or Chinatown stores that I came across.  

Although this thread is old, in case anyone else comes by I'd like to add a great online resource I know about for cheap paper lanterns: www.lunabazaar.com. They have 12 colors of bulk paper lanterns, small for $1.50 each, medium for $2.25 each, and large for $3.50 each. They also have tons more colors of higher quality lanterns and even designer paper lanterns. I love this store!

In my experience, the photos aren't necessarily the most color accurate [the lanterns I thought were orange arrived and were school bus yellow] but we painted them with orange watercolor paints and they ended up being perfect.
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