- Battery operated amber LED NON-flicker tea lights
- Bead string, white
- 26 gauge metal wire
- paper lantern
Step 1: The light looks best if the tea light is used upside down inside the lantern. I used the metal wire to create a "frame" around the LED tea light. I wrapped the wire around the "flame" part of the LED tea light, and brought it up around the base of the tea light and wrapped the two ends together.
Step 2: Tie 14" of bead string in 3-4 square knots on the back of the tea light - on the base of the tea light, to make sure it's secure.
<--string is on left side
Step 3: when you have paper lanterns, simply tie the string to the top of the inside frame of the lantern, and turn the LED tea light on!
<--my camera batteries were almost dead, so the photo isn't great! (it's brighter than it looks here!)
The lanterns are not SUPER bright, but have a subtle glow from inside.. The photo above is with a pink lantern. We will be lighting white lanterns.