Whirled Planet Star Lantern Product Review
Paper stars that light up either by bulb with cord or LED light……such a great idea, these star lanterns are a beautiful addition to any room, patio, party, business, anywhere. The star in the picture above is a 5 point star lamp from Whirled Planet/Divine Planet. There are over 40 different colors and styles to choose from including new animal print patterns! You are absolutely going to be able to find something that suits your decor or design idea. Also available are Multi point Stars, Round lanterns, Artecnica Starlightz, and lanterns for weddings.
The stars are made in India and the color and patterns really show that. The main part of the star is constructed of a material similar to cardboard. The design is cut out and then a tissue paper type material is laid over the cut outs. When plugged in, the light reflects through the cut outs creating an almost stained glass look.
Putting together your Star Lamp
Pictured above is the lamp cord, star and plastic safety guard for the bulb.
To put the star together, simply use your hand to open up all star points and unfold. Assemble the plastic safety guard by slipping the tabs into their hole ( hard to see above, but very easy to figure out when it is in hand). The bulb goes in the lamp cord and the safety guard around the bulb. This ensures the bulb stays far enough away from the paper, bulbs get hot! The star has an opening (shown above on the blue star) this is where the bulb and guard go, tie the star closed around it and that is all! It is much more simple when doing it than reading how to do it. I am more of a hands on person!
The only thing I ran into for an issue was that the string on the blue one above broke when I was tying it. It pulled right through the paper with little pressure on it. I think there should be some other way to attached them, or reinforce the string. The other one that you see pictured though was perfectly fine.
An inexpensive way to add some ambiance
The 5 point stars are priced starting at $7.75 and the lamp cord is $6. So for far less than the cost of a decorative lamp you can have something unique and gorgeous! Just one star lit up my 15×15 bedroom enough that we could see to read, but not overly bright. They create a very nice ambiance.
Check out their selection here at starlanterns.net
Whirled Planet and India Silver
Whirled Planet also sells a huge selection of Sterling Silver jewelry (I found this when I was searching them and I am headed right back over there to check it out!) I am so excited to have found this because sterling silver and gemstones are my favorite!!
(photo credit: Whirled Planet)