If you have a set of paper lanterns that are made for bulbs, then you will need to purchase light drop cords made to work with the lanterns. This is a fairly easy way to add color and charm to an outdoor party. Make sure that you have two sturdy posts of some kind -- such as trees -- on which to anchor your light drop cords.
Staple one end of the drop light cord on a tree or post, making sure not to place the staple through the wires.
Attach all of the paper lanterns around the bulbs on the drop light cord.
Pull the light cord with the lanterns across a high space toward the second post or tree.
Staple the end of the light drop cord against the second tree.
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