... these criss-cross paper lanterns can be used indoors and outdoors and they shed a mesmerizing appeal in the dark as their criss-cross wire ribbing aesthetically cuts the flow of the lantern's light, thus creating a unique criss-cross pattern through the lantern's soft and warm glow. Truly functional and stylish, you can find the largest and best selection of cheap criss-cross paper lanterns here on AsianIdeas.com. You can buy these criss-cross paper lanterns wholesale or bulk, even personalize them for your big festive celebration.
Criss Cross Paper Lanterns Facts and Features
Criss cross paper lanterns have a sphere-shaped and collapsible bamboo or metal wire frame and a removable metal wire expander that serves as their secondary structure. You can easily assemble each criss-cross paper lantern by carefully inserting the removable metal wire expander through the top hole of the lantern and secure it on the hoops that are found around the lantern's top and bottom base.
When using them merely as a decor, you can simply hang each criss-cross lantern to lantern hooks or gather them in clusters by tying them to clear fishing lines. Hanging lantern lights is also easy as a C-hook is already fixed along one of the metal wire expander's shorter side, which allows you to simply drop and secure the lantern cord kit
or LED battery lantern light
's bulb holder through the "C"-shaped wire.
Be sure to light these irregular paper lanterns only with low-wattage or low-heating light bulbs, i.e., a candelabra or intermediate base bulb for criss cross paper lanterns that are up to 16 inch, up to 60 watts standard light bulbs for the larger-sized criss-cross lanterns, LED battery lantern light for wireless lighting, or Ecobulbs
for brighter lighting.
Decorating with Criss Cross Paper Lanterns
Criss-cross paper lanterns sport an intricately-crafted framework, which is reflective of the skillful hands of the lantern artisans in Asia, and an innovative spiraled design, which named them as a modern twist to the classic even-ribbed lanterns in China as the same design is basically a product of the Chinese peoples' panache for innovating the look of their lanterns to make them more than a functional and simple Chinese handicraft but also a work of art.
You can use these criss cross paper lanterns for simple decorating to festive and quaint event styling, such as:To bring a sense of variety or oomph to your set of even-ribbed paper lanterns;
A Chinese or Japanese decoration, and they are sure to strike the best balance of timeless and modern Asian style when hung close to another Asian-themed decor, like an Asian wall plaque or Asian wall decor;
Paper lantern lamps or outdoor lights, especially on the areas of your home that need extra illumination or a relaxing glow of light, like a living room corner, patio, hallway, or stairwell;
A floor lamp or lampshade cover; or,
As party or wedding lanterns. Not only are these criss-cross lanterns the favored choice for modern-styled party setting and events, their featured irregular framework also serves well to complement the criss-cross patterned structure of your candle lanterns, straw hand fans, and other table decoration and centerpieces.
For party decorating, stress yourself no more by hanging each criss-cross lantern on lantern string lights
or C7 custom spacing light kits
that are designed for their size. You can then move on to giving your wedding and party place more festive flair by hanging around, or in-between, them different styles of paper lanterns
, paper parasols umbrellas
, themed party lights
, or any hanging decoration that you want. You can also view our Paper Lanterns FAQ
to see a gallery of wedding lanterns and party lanterns for design and color inspirations plus tips about decorating and lighting paper lanterns and the different color palettes available for, yellow
, and black
criss cross lanterns.