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#1 bsktcase

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:57 AM

Do you know what I mean? :funny1:

I'm trying to find some cheap paper lanterns..those big round hanging lights that give off a muted glow. I want something I can plug into an outlet as opposed to setting up some hard wiring. I saw some small ones on Target's website but I'd prefer all white/ivory. http://www.target.co...lanterns&page=1

#2 HoopsTer

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 01:02 PM

Do you know what I mean? :funny1:

I'm trying to find some cheap paper lanterns..those big round hanging lights that give off a muted glow. I want something I can plug into an outlet as opposed to setting up some hard wiring. I saw some small ones on Target's website but I'd prefer all white/ivory. http://www.target.co...lanterns&page=1



Oriental Trading Company is a great place to start for DIY wedding/craft/party stuff!!!

http://www.orientalt...hallpartial&N=0

#3 georgi

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 01:05 PM

I got that catalog in the mail yesterday at work. It told me to go online and look at things for weddings and showers. :funny1:

#4 Jersey Thug

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 03:14 PM

why not go for LED (battery-operated) ones? no wires needed at all, that way :) i use them for my campsite at festivals.

for starters, the 10" are $4.75 if purchased in lots of 24 or more: http://www.paperlant...om/noname1.html

ooh...eyelet cutouts! http://www.paperlant...hledroeypa.html

botanics! http://www.paperlant.../botpaplan.html

:lol:

the prices seem good here, too:

http://store.divine-...erlanterns.html

#5 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 04:07 PM

do you have a chinatown in your area? Random stores in chinatown always seem to have those for really cheap...

#6 georgi

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 04:57 PM

We got some a few years ago at Old Navy (of all places!)...I don't think they were cheap, though. They were battery powered at least. Definitely check out the $1 zone bins at Target. They have lots of random things. :grin:

#7 Jersey Thug

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:10 PM

do you have a chinatown in your area? Random stores in chinatown always seem to have those for really cheap...


very true! there were tons of them at the place i went to recently in Chinatown Philly.

#8 sure-ur-rightdancer

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:01 PM

ikea also carries many sizes / shapes (and the lantern inserts)

#9 bsktcase

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:17 AM

why not go for LED (battery-operated) ones? no wires needed at all, that way :) i use them for my campsite at festivals.

for starters, the 10" are $4.75 if purchased in lots of 24 or more: http://www.paperlant...om/noname1.html

ooh...eyelet cutouts! http://www.paperlant...hledroeypa.html

botanics! http://www.paperlant.../botpaplan.html

:lol:

the prices seem good here, too:

http://store.divine-...erlanterns.html


Do you have more of you because I'd like one! These are perfect!

As for the Chinatown thing, I'd have to go into Boston for that and I wouldn't know where to begin looking. :undecided:

I looked through Ikea's website initially but didn't see what I was looking for.

I will be very happy to order these online and have them delivered to my lazy ass! YAY!! :clapping:

#10 Jersey Thug

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:03 PM

Do you have more of you because I'd like one!


:lol: :kissing:

definitely check out Oriental Trading too...i bet their prices will beat anyone else's, but you might not find the really pretty eyelet or botanical ones. plain white is really nice too though, if the price is way better.

#11 bsktcase

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:23 PM

:lol: :kissing:

definitely check out Oriental Trading too...i bet their prices will beat anyone else's, but you might not find the really pretty eyelet or botanical ones. plain white is really nice too though, if the price is way better.


I did check out Oriental Trading but they didn't have cordless LED lights! Those are perfectly convenient.

#12 Jersey Thug

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:53 PM

they really are! buy a few extra though because i noticed one of mine (i bought an 8 pack of brightly colored ones for StrangeCreek and future camping trips) had a short that caused it to die prematurely.

i bought mine at CVS though. so yours may be of a higher quality :lol:

#13 bsktcase

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:55 PM

You bought replacement LED's from CVS? That would be cool...I only need them to work for a few hours. :D

#14 Jersey Thug

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:44 PM

no, i bought my LED paper lanterns from CVS! they only had brightly colored ones, though.