.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Paper Chandelier

A few days ago while Meagan was at dance, Asher and I wandered outside to walk around.  Really, he was being so crazy that we couldn't stay inside the studio anymore.  There's a Hallmark store around the corner and Asher let me carry him in (anyone knows that's not the kind of store you can let a 2-year-old loose in, and of course we didn't stay long)  Anyway, in one of their displays they had a big cardboard chandelier that I thought was so cool.  So I decided to make my own.

I had to cut it out in pieces, since I designed it to be bigger than a piece of cardstock.  I cut each piece several times so I could glue layers together to make it a little sturdier.  At each intersection I glued some stabilizer pieces.




The whole thing got spray painted blue, and then again with glitter spray that I got on clearance after Halloween.  If you handle it, it will come off, but I didn't worry about it since it's just going to hang in the corner of the girls room.  A roll of toilet paper was the perfect stand for it while it was drying.  

Then I hung it with invisible thread from the hook that was already in the ceiling.  Yep, another use for them!







10 comments:

  1. so cool, nice job creating it from scratch. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for linking up! Such an adorable idea!

    www.cherishedbliss.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's really cool! I like the two different paints. I might use it for a birthday decoration for my daughter's party. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  4. How cute!! So creative!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very creative... It has turned out to be perfect.... Lovely blue... !!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great job! I love how it turned out. I can see some making on with crystals hanging from it... perfect for my craft room!

    ReplyDelete
  7. a PAPER chandelier? what a great idea! Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is sooo stinkin adorable! Love the color and the 3-D effect.. Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html
    And I am your newest follower! Yay!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So unique! I was really amazed of how you did it? That was very creative of you. Good job!

    ReplyDelete