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|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on July 10, 2012 at 6:55 AM|
Finally after a long wait we are delighted to announce that our giant tea light candles will be back on our shelves from tomorrow, Wendesday the 11th of July.
This of course means that so will our Paper candle bag lanterns and giant tea light combos will also be available.
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on June 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM|
In today’s world where everything is about profits, margins, ROI, cost cutting and cheap labour, it may well be assumed that in order to run a successful business all of the above must be the pillars of that success.
“Not necessarily” says Oliie Brodie of (UKPBL),UK Paper Bag Lanterns Ltd, a Scotsman who moved his head office to Thailand from where he runs his UK and Australian online wedding and party supplies stores. “It all depends how you define successful”.
Having shipped over 40,000 orders in the few short years since the website The Australian Paper Bag Lanterns Store was launched, Ollie does not believe that the primary focus should be on ‘the numbers game’.
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on May 11, 2012 at 1:30 AM|
HALF PRICE SALE ON BLUE DOVES PAPER BAG LANTERNS. 20 FOR THE PRICE OF 10. ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST. CLICK THE LINK TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE LISTING.
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on May 5, 2012 at 2:25 AM|
This week we will be receiving our brand new line of hanging round paper lanterns.
Arriving in our warehouse in Thailand this week are 20,000 of these stunning round chinese style paper lanterns in 20cm and 30cm size. These paper globes are a favorite at parties, weddings and events as a budget sensitive way to use all that empty space and fill it with light and colour. Compare the cost to a hired ceiling canopy and you’ll see what we mean.
Mixed colours and sizes. 18 to choose from
These come in nine different colours and are of the irregular wire design for that funky, modern look. Click here to go check out our hanging paper lanterns web store page. Here you can also choose the paper lanterns with battery lights and our stunning 2 foot high star lanterns with or without lights. Posted from our Thailand warehouse they take 7-12 days to the UK
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on April 8, 2012 at 6:00 AM|
Yes of course you can buy candle bag lanterns available in many colours and clever designs and they are beautiful and super value for any event, wedding or party but here are some reasons to think about do-it-yourself designs.
You may want to make a special message on a paper bag lantern for a loved one like I did for my wife with this water colour style design above.
Kids love painting or drawing and the added bonus of the anticipation of what their personalised candle bag lantern will look like with a candle inside, just adds to the whole experience. I know because my 9 year old twins have been making them for 3 years now and it's become a staple of any school holiday and we're running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained. If it was up to them they would use up all our stock of plain paper bag lanterns and there would be nothing left to sell.
Maybe you are having a little get-together to remember a loved one who has passed on. How you go about this is something you will probably have already decided but examples I hear are "he used to love to fish this lake so we came here just before sunset with a few picnic blankets, some prepared food and a barbecue and and lit the paper bag lanterns that we had placed, some around us and a few leading down to the shore and we didn't so much talk about him, the messages we had written on each of our lanterns did that for us. We just enjoyed the company of our family and friends and had the wonderful sense that he was all around us".
Or you can just leave one by the gravestone with a tea light candle inside. The paper is flameproof and it's also biodegradable so there are no concerns about the environment.
Customers have also told me they used the paper bag lanterns to wish their friends, a young couple, bon voyage at a leading party when they were off to Australia for a working holiday. One person wrote to say that they had a garden party in their home and a friend had brought a pack of 50 plain white tea light lantern bags, a bag of Ikea tea light candles and a few felt pens. As the afternoon was turning to dusk they handed out the pens and the paper lanterns and asked everyone to write a message to the couple and wish them well. As the sun set they placed the lanterns with all their personalised messages all over the garden and said the effect was spellbinding. The couple collected them all the next morning and planned to take a photo of each message so they would never forget the words of their friends.
The possibilities are of course endless so I won't go on. However I will recommend some materials to use.
For obvious reasons always start with flame retardant plain white paper bag lanterns available here.
Kids crayons are the next obvious choice. The vivid colours go on quickly and will look amazing when back-lit with the candle.
Sharpie felt pens are probably the best on the market but if you have others then give them a go.
Colouring pencils are hard work. The art will look great in the daylight but for some reason they don't look so good at night with a tea light candle inside the paper bag lantern.
Any paint, even those little hard kids paints that you just add water too are very effective,
Finally I must recommend an iPad app simply called 'Paper'. It's free for the basic version with all colours but if you want to add more brushes or pencils etc they are $1.99 each and believe me once you try this you probably will. With this app you can paint or draw amazing pictures and email them to yourself from your iPhone or iPad and then print the picture directly onto a plain white paper bag lantern.
Well that just about wraps up my Easter Sunday blog on how and why to make your own DIY paper bag luminaries. Remember we have the plain white candle bag lanterns in stock in Australia here and the plain blank paper bag lanterns available in the UK here. Everyone else just visit either site and we'll ship worldwide.
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on March 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM|
Buy 10 get 10 FREE. Offer ends Sunday 31st March. Go on and grab a bargain!. If you don't need them now just buy them anyway and pop them in the sock drawer until the days of summer are here again
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on March 9, 2012 at 11:20 PM|
Good news folks. After reviewing our prices we realised that our votive candles in glass holders were way over priced and we realised this was because we were selling them for the same amount we sell them for on Amazon but of course we pay Amazon over 20% sales fee.
Here on our paper bag lanterns UK website our costs are minimal so we've reduced all the glass candles and holders by at least 25%.
These are perfect for weddings or elegant parties and I highly recommend the frosted glass candle version for that touch of elegance. They are available in any multiple of 12 up to 96 in a box.
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on February 17, 2012 at 9:25 PM|
The good folks at Home & Country Interiors and Home & Garden magazines were kind enough to contact us for some samples of coloured paper bag lanterns last year for a photo shoot for their glossy magazines.
Needless to say we were delighted to oblige. Our paper bag lanterns are of the highest quality and we are proud to have them exhibited in such a respected UK publication.
Thanks again to the staff and Simon Scarboro for the lovely photography.
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on February 3, 2012 at 5:00 AM|
Well it's that time of year again folks. Just when you were starting to lok forward to spring you remember that February and March are always much colder than December. Why do I always forget that. I'm sure it has something to do with taking the decorations down after Christmas.
We'll here are a few ideas for some inexpensive goodies that will help warm up your home until the crisp and misty mornings of spring finally come around again.
Check out our hanging orange paper lanterns with LED bulbs that means just 2 x AAA batteries will last 150 hours.
These are so nice in a bedroom or hanging in a porch by the front door or even a balcony in an apartment block and when summer comes around you can take them camping and hang them safely inside the tent or from trees around the camp fire. I always take a couple night fishing for some ambient light so I can see what I'm doing and still see the stars.
Another warming option for the soul is our orange falling stars paper bag lanterns with giant tea light candle combo.
Remember these paper candle bag lanterns are flame retardant so can be used safely indoor's but remember there is still the candle to consider so please ensure they are kept out of the reach of children and animals. Don't worry about the fairies though. They often visit and only dance around the light without knocking anything over ever, in my experience. .
We've fallen in love with these mini paper lantren fairy lights and so have our customers.
We sell hundreds of them on Amazon too but we have to charge £3.00 more because Amazon charge sellers 25%. So grab a bargain here.
|Posted by The UK Paper Lantern Candle Guy on September 21, 2011 at 1:05 AM|
Yes they have been a long time coming but finally we have the plain white paper candle bag lanterns here.
These plain white paper bag lanterns are the perfect choice for a simple contemporary and classic way of adding light and ambiance to your event.
The blank white design also makes them perfect for adding your own initials, heartfelt message of love, best wishes or memorial messages. The kids will love to draw their own designs in crayon in the day and be facsinated when lighting them at night.
These have been best sellers for us in Australia so we're very excited to have them in the now for fast delivery UK wide.