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Transform your Space

An atmospheric paper lampshade, classic centrepiece, or evocative Christmas decoration, our handmade Paper Starlights are masterpieces of 3-dimensional geometric precision, crafted in paper and designed to fit easily over a lightbulb or LED light. Design inspiration is drawn from a wealth of sources – from the rich colours, intricacy and textures of Indian textiles to the cool neutral tones of a Scandinavian Christmas – creating timeless design for any occasion and any location.

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Starlight Ambient light

Create Instant Ambience Anywhere

Ambient light effects are created through hand-punched perforations in the paper star, which release the light and cast moving patterns of light against a wall or ceiling. Coloured tissue inserts produce a stunning stained glass effect. Light emitted through the perforations creates an intricate ‘twinkle’, which, along with the projections of light across walls and ceiling, adds instant ambience to any room or occasion. The tissue inserts produce a tinted glow in a myriad of colours which will soften the light and create a gentle radiance which subtly transforms a space, be it your home, office, marquee, shop or celebration.

Simple to use

Each Starlight is flatpacked and consists of interlocking points of geometric accuracy. Simple to use, each point folds open consecutively to form a star shape which, when placed over a lightbulb, is transformed into a beautiful 3-dimensional source of light.  Watch our Assembly Video to see how it’s done.

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A Traditional Craft Spanning Two Generations


For over 20 years we’ve been working closely with a small family business in India to develop exclusive ranges of these wonderful and simple fairly traded paper lampshades. A product of a long and happy working relationship, we work closely with our partners to produce new designs every year. Every part of the making process is performed by hand, a craft using traditional techniques, two generations of skill and experience, and high grade responsibly sourced paper.

Handmade, Superior Quality


Every star lantern is hand screen-printed using a traditional wooden printing frame and vegetable-based dyes in a spectrum of dazzling colours and patterns – a traditional process which creates superb depth and richness of tone. Each paper lantern is carefully hand punched with intricate pin holes to produce a trademark ‘twinkle’, and coloured tissue inserts positioned by hand. Using geometric skill and accuracy, each paper star is assembled by hand and rigorously tested to the highest standards before despatch. It is the attention to detail throughout this traditional process that results in the superior quality, delicate intricacy and unrivalled luminescence of all Paper Starlight lanterns

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For all other enquiries contact andy@paperstarlights.com

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