- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
Hello Crafty Ladies!
I posted this a few weeks ago in the DIY section but nobody commented but I’ll try again here. I’d really love some feedback. What do you think? Cheesy/tacky?
We will be having our ceremony outside and I was looking for a fun way to make the sceneny more interesting. I came across Mrs Spring Roll’s paper chandelier idea the other day.
I thought that idea has good potential. I thought I could have a few (5? 9? not sure) hanging behind/above us between the trees. But of course, I never do anything the ‘simple’ way so I decided: Hey, I can do the chandelier ALL BY MYSELF! (Okay, I admit it, I have lots of time and I need to keep busy! lol)
So I found this AMAZING paper chandelier on the internet <span style=”color: #81a026; font-size: x-small;”><span style=”color: #81a026; font-size: x-small;”>http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26379/extreme-paper-the-long-dark-road-to-a-bright-idea
And that convinced me that I could do it too. So I got my exacto knife ready and started cutting away.
Here is what I got so far. I appologize for the very poor quality of the pictures. I can do paper chandeliers but can’t take clear pictures apparently 🙂
As you can see, this is less than perfect but that’s ok, it’s just a prototype so I knew I’d have lots of things to fix before I’de be satisfited with the result.
1. The candles are too heavy even though they’re simply made of paper. I think I found a way of fixing that.
2. You can’t really see it but from up close, you can see that the layers of paper are a little uneven. It bothers me BIG time! but I found a way of fixing it).
3. Because it’s a prototype, I didn’t bother making the ‘jewel garlands’ sparkle but they will be. (If you look closely, you can see some one at the top and one where my hand is that sparkle a little).
4. This chandelier is fairly small (approx 14” by 8”) but I’m planning on making bigger one for a more over the top feel.
So, I’m going to do more shortly but I thought I’d show you ladies what I’ve made so far. If anyone is interested, I can post more pictures later. Hopefully, I’ll find a way to take clearer pictures before then! lol
Let me know what you think! I’d love your feedback.