The photo makes this item seem more attractive than it is. It is covered in sequins and every time you touch it, they fall off. It doesn't go together well. It is not bright when lit and you can't tell in the dark exactly what it is when lit. I used mine indoors and It says it can be used outdoors but I don't believe it would hold up well outside. It definitely is not for use where children or pets may touch or handle it since the sequins fall off so easily and it doesn't stay together well.