If you can recall from last weeks Stuff I like Sunday, I highlighted the gorgeous paper capiz shell chandelier that Brenna from Design Sponge made:
|Bare light bulb, yuck.|
First thing I did was gather my supplies...wax paper, parchment paper, ironing board, and iron. Ready, set...Go!
|wax and parchment paper|
You are going to need to iron together 3 sheets of wax paper, so tear off 3 equal squares of paper. Then tear 2 sheets of equal sized parchment paper
Now lay down the 3 pieces of wax paper, on top of the original layer of the parchment paper.
|iron on top of the parchment paper|
Now is when you would get out your handy dandy circular hole punch. But, if you are a super cheapo like me, and don't have a circular hole punch....there are some extra steps to follow. This was probably the most tedious part of the whole process...
I went off in search of a circular object, approximately 2" across, that I could trace. I found my "grown-up" piggy bank, and the cork in the top was the perfect size:
|hard to see, but it is a bunch of traced circles!|
It is now time to begin tying on strings of circles. I started at the bottom and tied on each string at every third intersection on the basket:
Here is what my basket looks like with the first few strings of circles attached:
Overall I was pretty resourceful and was able to complete this project almost entirely with materials I already had at home. The only thing I had to purchase was the wax paper and parchment paper. Overall, I spent less than $5. Love it!
If this is a project that you are considering doing yourself, please be forewarned that it takes FOREVER! This was certainly not a one day project. Things would have gone a lot faster without the need to cut out each individual circle, a hole punch would be a wise investment. However, it certainly isn't impossible without one!
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