Tying together floating lanterns | Our Advice

Floating Water Lanterns are one of the most popular parts of our range, and our customer questions on these lanterns are fairly diverse. You can see more of the floating lanterns on our floating lantern product page.

Floating Water Lanterns - ColourA common inquiry is regarding whether it is possible to tie together floating lanterns so stop them from drifting off. The simple answer is that it is possible, and follow the steps laid out below and you will stop the lanterns from drifting where ever they choose.

Obviously there is no need to tether together lanterns on a swimming pool as the distance that they can travel is controlled. However we have set off groups of floating lanterns on large lakes but they have a tendency to float randomly and everywhere.

We however prefer our floating lanterns to stay around the area of the lake that the party is being held at, floating freely but in a controlled space.

1) Assemble all the floating lanterns that you are displaying (ideally close to the lake/pond where you are setting them off unless you can carry them

2) Decide how many groups of floating lanterns you want – and divide your lanterns appropriately. You do want to have more than one group or it will look like a

3) Get some flexible wire or ideally fishing line and measure out the distance that you want the floating lanterns to float – let’s say twenty metres in this case

4) Divide twenty metres by the number of floating lanterns that you have in each group

5) Measure the initial distance that you want the lanterns to be from the shore & tie the fishing line around one of the wooden poles that plug into the base of the floating lanterns.

5) Tie the rest of the floating lanterns at equal distances along the twenty metre line

7) Secure the end of the line onshore and set the floatings lanterns on their way (carefully lowering them onto the water individually and pushing them out.

There can be drawbacks with this approach if the lines of floating lanterns become intertwined so we recommend that you leave enough space between where you secure each group to the shore.


Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton is one of the founders of Birando in the UK and USA - the original manufacturers of the Wish Lantern. He is passionate about the quality and style of his product range. The best designed products backed by quality production.

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