- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I found this project on Martha Stewart’s website and thought it was a perfect way to light a room with low ceilings, and still have the lantern effect. So easy:
Light Columns How-To
1. Purchase a bamboo stick or dowel that’s 6 feet long
and 1 inch in diameter. Drive the pole deep into the
ground until it’s solidly anchored. Run a 50-bulb string
of lights up one side of the pole and down the other,
securing it with masking tape.
2. Stack paper lanterns (ours were 14 inches in
diameter) over the stick. Secure the lanterns to each other with tape. Note: If you intend to place
these fixtures by a swimming pool, it is imperative that you plug the lights into GFCI outlets and use
extension cords approved for outdoor use.