I mentioned lanterns for the bridesmaids in my last post. I can’t seem to find the classic brass ones I have in my head, so here are some options I’m looking at:
These two black options are from Save-on Crafts, which is a ridiculous online resource for all DIY wedding stuff. Seriously, check them out. The first one is 8″ tall and $9 each, while the tapered square ones are 6″ tall and $13 for a set of three. I’d need at least 5.
The next 5 lanterns are my favorites from IKEA, which had several other options. I’d spotted them the last time we were there, picking up pieces to hack a pole mount for our LCD TV. Ours will have a fabric sleeve over the pole that matches a chair I just reupholstered, and another IKEA hacked low shelf for our Home Theater PC and cable box. (Think ball & claw feet, a fabric lined shelf, and painted moulding meet Mosjö.)
Anyway….I just loved the simple lines and low price of these lanterns. They come in an 11″ height for $7 each, or a 17″ height for $15. They also happen to come in every one of my wedding colors except yellow. But there is a galvanized option that can easily be spray painted.
I am leaning toward the 11″ jobbies, but I’m not sure what I’d have inside them – flowers or candles, or something else – but I can see my special wedding ribbon (which I need a better photo of) being used to decorate them. I can also change it up as to which color bridesmaid carries which color lantern, or have them match. I don’t really care. That’ll be up to them.
What do you think?