But this is not all; there is also a great variety of materials that can be used. The lanterns can be made of the popular rice paper, nylon, silk, wedding paper, fire resistant paper, tough paper and so on. The use of bamboo or metal frames is also very common, to give support to the shapes or big sizes. The best part is also that the material used is very easily available. If you opt to make it all by yourself you can use a sheet of coloured card or, even better, common wrapping paper.
In short, this most affordable and elegant decorative object is available in a dazzlingly wide range.