Pinterest Challenge!

Good Morning, Ladies and Gentlemen! You may ask me why I'm so chipper, well, I'm just so freakin' excited to show you what I came up with for the Pinterest Challenge. Okay, I didn't come up with it specifically for the challenge, I had actually started on it before they announced the challenge, but since I had been inspired by these other tutorials for this project. If you follow me on Pinterest, you've already seen these pictures!

And remember yesterday's post? This was a major inspiration.


As was this one...



Have you guessed it yet!? Yes, I made a DIY Paper Chandelier. My spin on it? Well, you'll just have to keep on reading!


Start with a lampshade. Yes,  a lampshade. Gut it and turn that puppy upside down!


Instant chandy shape! Taaadaaa!


Next, wrap some wire around that baby to get it to have two extra rings to hang stuff on...


Hot glue the wire in place...


And then it should look something like this. Errr.... Okay, you can't really see the wire in this picture, but  look at the close-up and you'll get the idea. 


Then! Hang the frame upside down from something. Anything you brainstorm will work. Me? I used a broom, a chair, my piano, and a stack of books. Can you paint the picture from that?? If not, here's a rather hilarious picture...


LMAO. 


Anyways... The next thing you should do is cut a bunch of strips of paper. I have a big ol' roll of butcher paper that I've been trying to use up since I was... oh like 12... This put it to great use! I'd be careful with regular paper, if it's constantly heated up by the light bulbs, it could catch fire. You could do like Brenna and use wax paper for a different feel and just do strips instead of circles...


Then, take the strips and fold them in half. Make sure your strips are fairly long so they can fold over the frame and overlap each other. Hot glue the center line...


And fold it over the frame like so...


Here's an in-progress shot. In the lower left hand side of the picture is my roll of paper... will it ever run out?! I hope not! Then, once you're done, hang it. I simply went to my local thrift store and found a simple light mount (luckily with these awesome bars to hold chandeliers) and attached it with single loops from an old chain I had laying around. You can use ribbon, wire, chains, etc. to attach it to the lighting fixture. It's not that heavy, so nothing too over the top is needed. Annnnnndddddd.....

Dunn dunn dunnnnnnnn DAAAAAA!







There you have it. And the best part? Here's the cost of the project:

Lamp Shade: $1 at Deseret Industries Thrift Store
Paper: Free cause I already had it
Light Fixture: $5 at Deseret Industries Thrift Store
Hot Glue: Free cause it's a staple in my home
Entertainment While Gluing, Folding, and Cutting: Free Compliments of Nate Berkus

Total: $6

Yes, this amazing, glorious ray of sunshine cost me 6 buckaroos. And every time I walk into my office, I stare with delight. This is by far one of my most favorite things that I've ever created. Yes. I'm a genius, you're more than welcome to tell me so. And don't worry, there are more projects to come! 'Oh Trissta,' you may say, 'I just don't know if I can take any more after that. That was just spectacular and amazing! Could you possibly top that?' Yes, I'd say... They just keep getting better and better.

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24 comments:

Jae said...

wow. so creative. nice job.

Aimee said...

Very clever! :)

Jamie said...

It turned out beautifully. So cool what you can do with some effort and creativity.

Night Garden Design said...

It's lovely! Keep an eye on it, though, as incandescent bulbs put out a lot of heat.

claire said...

Clap, clap, clap! You did a marvelous job! :)

Ms. Givens said...

You did great!

jandjhome said...

I would've never thought of that. Looks great.

AquĆ­ said...

Adorable! I LOVE this! If I didn't live in Hawaii, I would make one! If I made one here it would mold and crumple instantly. Too much moisture in the air :(

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Now THAT is clever and frugalicious.. yes I just typed frugalicious.. cause I love projects on the cheap, that don't look cheap. ;O) Turned out great!!

Tamsyn said...

Well done. It suits your room perfectly :)

Jenn said...

This is beautiful! Simple, inexpensive project with amazing results? Consider me inspired!

The Tootsie Wootsie said...

This looks very awesome!! love how it looks in your room!

Come link this up at my wooty woot woot party!!
http://tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com/

Catharine said...

This looks fantastic! I love how it turned out :)

xo Catharine @ Your Modern Couple

Joni James said...

Wow, beautiful and very creative!

Deb said...

that is AWESOME! love love love! nice work...
deb (Living Livelier)

Mrs. T said...

Looks fantastic!!! Reminds me of mine

http://cookiecutterhome.blogspot.com/2011/03/diy-faux-capiz-light.html

FashionablyHijabee said...

really creative! a must try!

http://fashionablehijabee.blogspot.com/

Kimberly Moore said...

This is sooo clever. :) Love how chic it is. Found it in a linky party!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You are so awesome that I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like. :)

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Jordan McCollum said...

So smart! Thanks for sharing!

c.w.frosting said...

Clever & beautiful! I have an ugly apartment light fixture that could use some lamp shade & wax paper!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Michelle Eging said...

So awesome!

Ada (new york) said...

It's GORGEOUS! It truly looks beautiful and 'expensive' :)I love the pics with the broom prop - thanks for sharing it!

Colleen said...

YES yes yes. So awesome! I just found this on Pinterest, and it is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks for sharing!

 

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