I have one more craft from the girls' bedroom makeover with hayneedle.com that I have been excited to share with you! I made this delicate paper chandelier to hang over the reading nook.
If you follow DIY blogs, you've probably seen this style of chandelier before. They are inspired by colorful Polish Pajaki chandeliers - I love their whimsical look and have always wanted to try to make one. I found a helpful tutorial in a book called Paper Made, and with the help of some Martha Stewart craft punches and simple cupcake wrapper flowers I was able to streamline the process significantly without sacrificing the results!
This project has more materials and steps than your typical Design Improvised DIY, but the paper punches make it completely doable in an hour or two. And what you get is pretty amazing - a beautiful chandelier customized to your decor!
Supplies for Paper Chandelier
- Embroidery hoop (I found one that was already pink, but you can always paint the basic wood ones)
- Card stock in your choice of colors (I used different shades of pink for an ombre look)
- Martha Stewart scalloped paper punch
- Martha Stewart hole punch
- Striped paper straws
- Baker's twine
- Darning needle
- Cupcake wrappers in your choice of colors - to make the flowers (I used white large wrappers and pink regular-sized wrappers)
- Hot glue
- (Optional) 2.5 inch paper punch