Just a Little Obsessed..


The light is underway. I took a punt on the size of lanterns without seeing them in the flesh..and as a prototype I don’t think I did too badly.  Still not sure how I’m going to finally link them all together – on the one hand, when they’re loosely linked they catch the breeze and spin gently – I can imagine them above candles, moving on the warm air.  But then I think the shape is better when they’re tighter together.  Going to see what they look like with their scales before I made a decision.



The bottom ball is already covered..the temptation was just too great! It’s incredibly therapeutic work…

Laters, Kate x


  1. vintageattitude

    Gonna be fabulousness personified!! Love paper lanterns. Can you believe I still have a pink paper lantern from Habitat on my landing. It’s probably 15 years old…..and I still love it. Bugger to dust though!!! Xxx

  2. dievca

    Looks like fun! and it didn’t break the wallet. I clicked on your instagram photo and just laughed. I think that it is my favorite wallpaper in a cafe! XO

    • Maison Bentley Style

      It’s really coming together..the almost over-lapping of the second shade looks incredible – like the bigger one is eating the smaller one..makes it look so professional! xxxx

  3. Laura Lynn

    That’s a great looking project! Can’t wait to see it when it’s all finished and lit up. Hey, what about writing a little haiku on every single piece of paper? hee hee…hmmm…ya know, if you used paper from books, the printing might look really cool, come to think of it. Find a set of Shakespeare and cut it up. Or the Tales of Genji. You could read little snippets, it could be like a fortune cookie. You look up and whatever catches your eye…

    • Maison Bentley Style

      LOVE this idea!! The thought of cutting up books does make my heart jump..but very old books that have lost pages and are now virtually worthless?? Ideal..or mass produced childrens books that contain so many memories?? Also lovely..the gluing is so easy on these lanterns..the one thing that is great with the tissue paper is the lightness of the paper makes them move on the slightest breath of air..will post again when it’s finished.. xxx

  4. KerryCan

    Oh, how cool! I’m so glad you’re following through on this. I definitely want to see the finished product, with the light on, so we can see how the scales glow!

    • Maison Bentley Style

      I’m really curious to see what happens shadow wise…I’ve used the lanterns natural ridges as a guide for sticking the scales, but I don’t know if they’ll still be visible when the light comes on..and how far the light will travel down through the three shades.. xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      SO easy to do..will do a complete ‘how to’ when it’s finished..but because it’s all so light, you’re not fundamentally changing any part of the lantern.. xxxx