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DIY LED lights for Paper Lanterns

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#51 tdotey

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    Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:11 PM

    My reception will be starting around 6pm so I don't think it will be dark enough to do this but I wonder if the ship will let me hang them in a lounge...

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    #52 lisa_k

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      Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:55 PM

      Originally Posted by tdotey
      My reception will be starting around 6pm so I don't think it will be dark enough to do this but I wonder if the ship will let me hang them in a lounge...
      When are you getting married? I'm getting married in Feb and sunset is at 5:20ish so it'll be dark by 6.

      #53 *Linds*

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        Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:44 PM

        I love these...too bad the stupid place I am having my AHR won't let you hang things from the ceiling. I seriously went bridezilla about this yesterday. I'm still REALLY upset about it!

        Loving married life! <3

        #54 moonpalacebride

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          Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:57 PM

          OMG I love these! I'm making them for sure!

          Thanks to all of you wonderful ladies who contributed!!!! These will look awesome at my AHR!

          #55 LadyTrunck

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            Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:56 PM

            YAY!! This was actually FI's project to put inside colored vases. When I sent him the link, his exact words were:

            Holy Crap! I just received and email from YOU from Instructables?? I never thought that day would come! (he is a big tech guy and loves electronics- I am *ahem* not handy like that!)

            Then he says-- That article is actually the one that gave me the idea... so funny

            My reply-- Haha!!!! Us BDW girls are ON IT! (as you can see, this is via email)
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            #56 marny61

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              Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:26 PM

              Ana y Joses pictures are beautiful - my daughter just decided to buy paper laterns for her reception - I am so glad - just wish we had read how to make these LED lights before we purchased them!

              #57 Sylvie143

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                Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:15 PM

                OMG how beautiful! I'm actually planning an outdoor engagement party and wanted to do lanterns and I might as well re-use the lanterns for my reception! I'm excited!

                Thank you ladies!!

                #58 baj

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                  Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:19 PM

                  cool idea, thanks for sharing

                  #59 PaperBagPrincess

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                    Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:09 AM

                    Really great idea! If you are like me you'll want to try this out before buying in bulk via ebay. I live in Toronto, so I went downtown to Chinatown and got a few lanterns, then over to Active Surplus on Queen St. Be warned Active Surplus will charge you $4 for the light and $2 for the battery. Dying to try it out I paid way too much and walked out of the store happy. Good news is I brought it home set it up and had a great glow. Then I tied a sheer blue organza ribbon to the top in a bow with the ribbon hanging down the sides. To my surprise when I turned the light back on the ribbon colour reflects the light back into the lantern. So it had a really nice soft blue glow. No need to buy colour lights or lanterns. Also bling'd it up with some small stick on rhinestones. So pleased I might use small 8inch ones as centerpeices. I also think I'll be using some in the backyard this summer. I have a lot of friends with little ones and I worry when we have candles out all over the place.
                    Excellent DIY!!!!

                    #60 lisa_k

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                      Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

                      Is there anyone who made these LED lights and carried them on the plane with them? TSA regulations say all batteries have to go in the carry on. There are some rules around that, like they should be in their original packaging.

                      I was just wondering if anyone put their lights together and then carried them on an airplane? Or did you wait until you got to your destination to put them together?

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