Shoji lantern overload

I hauled the pieces in my suitcase, and my nieces helped with weeding and assembly. (Table decorations for my parents’ 60th anniversary celebration.)

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For the record, if you don’t have frosted acrylic handy, a light coat of white spray paint on clear acrylic makes a decent substitute, at least for small areas. :wink:

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http://www.krylon.com/products/frosted-glass-finish/

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Yeah, that’s what I went looking for, but we’re 45 minutes from civilization out here, so I was pretty much limited to what I could find at the Caldwell Walmart. They didn’t have it, so I improvised. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Curious about what you did with all those lanterns afterwards?

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Way to make a party special! :sunglasses::+1:
(And congrats to your and @timjedwards’ folks!)

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I’m hoping people will take them home and I won’t have to worry about it!

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I have a particular fondness for that design. Massive job for you but folks will be blown away!

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Your parents will be totally wowed!

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It’s going to be a great party

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The party turned out great. My brother (another one, not @timjedwards, who is even more of an introvert than I am) volunteered me to sing two songs with him and his wife, with no opportunity to practice beforehand, but since everyone there either had known me since I was a gangly teenager or had never met me and probably never will again, I guess my reputation is probably still as intact as it was to begin with. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

The shoji lanterns are even more beautiful when lit.


All but one were claimed by attendees, so I’ve got room in my suitcase for other stuff on the return trip.

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You earned your money’s worth on that license. :slight_smile: Nice touch for the party!

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Fast thinking with the paint - glad you could keep one for yourself! I think you can now declare yourself a lantern-making expert.

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Very Very nice work.

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