Add some color to your home by creating your very own wildflower chandelier!
Simply follow the instructions below for making your own wildflower (or whatever design you choose) chandelier.
Inspired by: http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2010/06/a-butterfly-chandelier-megitys-handmade.html
Gather your supplies -
- Cardstock - I wanted my chandelier to have an ombre effect, so I used 6 different colors - 2 sheets per color. If only using one color, you will need 8 sheets total.
- Vellum paper - There are lots of different colors to choose from. I chose a cream polka dotted kind - 3 sheets total
- Paper craft punch - I used the Martha Stewart Layer Punch - Wildflower
- Glue dots or glue - I used Zots - small size (at least 144 dots)
- 12 inch wooden sewing hoop
- Elastic cord - cut 12 pieces at about 22 in. in length
- Wire cutters
- String - to hang the finished product
Use your craft punch to cut out a zillion little flowers, or a shape of your choice. My chandelier has a total of 12 strings with 6 flowers on each. Each flower consists of 2 cardstock cutouts and 1 vellum cutout. In total, you will end up punching a total of 144 cardstock pieces and 36 vellum pieces. You may choose to make yours bigger or smaller. Adjust accordingly.
One last final note - make sure you have good lighting for this, as it can be difficult to see. As a craft tester, I was fortunate to test out an OttLite. This was super helpful, as it gives off "natural daylight illumination" so you can see what you are doing more clearly. The cool thing about this model of the light is it has compartments to organize some of your small craft supplies. I have posted a picture at the top of the page comparing my project with and without the OttLite. You can see what a huge difference it makes!