Cocktails at sundown are more memorable when you supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns. The tabletop ones consist of colorful sheets of vellum paper sandwiching tall votive candles in glass holders; chopsticks hold the paper in place.

Vellum Shields How-To

You'll need 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of vellum paper in the color of your choice, chopsticks, and 7-day candles in glass vessels (sold at supermarkets). Sandwich the candle between 2 sheets of vellum, clipping the sheets together with 2 sets of unseparated wooden chopsticks 1 inch in from edges.

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May 20, 2009
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Anonymous
May 8, 2009
Where do I find Vellem paper?
Anonymous
August 28, 2008
At the top right part of the page, there is a section called "Also Try." The origami lanterns are shown there.
Anonymous
August 28, 2008
The lanterns on strings are under Origami Lanterns, I found a link on the same page with this how-to, under the Other Great Ideas at the bottom of the page. I plan to use both ideas for an end of summer party with friends this weekend. The directions seem straight forward, and look beautiful. I'm excited to use them.
Anonymous
July 10, 2008
I would also like to know how to on the ones on strings. Thanks
Anonymous
July 5, 2008
Yes, I'd like to know how to make the ones on the strings as well. Thank you!
Anonymous
July 5, 2008
Yes, I'd like to know how to make the ones on the strings as well. Thank you!
Anonymous
July 5, 2008
How do you make the ones on the strings?