Red Lanterns for Outside

Red Lanterns for Outside

Laure Joliet
Jun 19, 2008

Maybe it's the pagoda umbrellas, but we remembered that we had wanted to try out some red lanterns in the garden to throw off a moody (and flattering!) glow that will still feel festive and fun.

One of our readers, Jess, had this experience making the red lanterns more outdoor friendly:

I recently purchased some nylon lanterns instead of paper so they would be more weatherproof, and this weekend I rigged solar lighting on the inside and hung them. They let off a subtle glow; it's nice. You can also buy battery powered lights made specifically for lanterns, so you could always light them that way. Supposed to get like a 40 hour life out of the battery, which is pretty good as long as you remember to turn them off when you're not outside!

Thanks for the tips Jess!

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