(Pic courtesy of huinita)
I love the look of Asian paper lanterns, and so I ordered a dozen red and white ones from Asianlanterns.com 5+ months ago. But the one thing that eluded me was how to light them. After some pondering/googling, a little ingenuity, and with my fingers crossed, I ordered LED glow sticks from Technomoves. Whaddya know, it actually works!!
Unlit paper lantern
Red LED glow stick, strung with some thread (there is an on/off switch)
A very poor picture of the lighted lantern, with the glow stick hanging from the internal frame. It actually has a nice glow! I will have all of these pre-strung and ready for my venue to hang. The rep I contacted at Technomoves said that the batteries should last at least 6-8 hours, which should be sufficient. At $1.79 each, these are a steal. Yay! Another thing off my checklist!