Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Paper Lantern Parts
Most lanterns available for purchase are ball shaped, so the design is fairly simple to understand. The typical lantern needs an expander inside of it to stretch it open; the kit usually comes with the appropriate expander. You will probably have to buy a cord and socket separately, but they are relatively cheap. The cords come in sizes of about ten to fifteen feet, so measure the distance from the outlet to where you want the lantern to hang. Be sure to add some distance in case of error. You can find longer cords, but they are not easily found, so it may be in your best interest to use an extension cord if you need more distance.