Today I am working on party decorations for our Mad Hatter Tea Party. I’ll showing you how to make a paper chandelier (it’s easy!). I thought it would be great to have a bunch of chandeliers hanging around my little one’s Mad Hatter Tea Birthday Party. I thought “Surely there must be a party supply store that have a bunch of paper chandeliers that I can buy”. After a ton of searching – I couldn’t find anything! I could only find a shop on ETSY that sells gorgeous cardboard Chandeliers that are $20-40 +,but I was pretty sure I could DIY a chandelier for a lot less. Then it hit me. I find a graphic on Cricut design Space that is a 2d chandelier – and all I needed to do was make it 3d.
For this project you will need:
A chandelier shape to cut out (I have a project with a selection of possible chandeliers set up for you in Design Space )
12″ by 12″ card stock in the color you desire
Hot glue gun
Here’s how to make a paper chandelier:
Step 1 – Cut out and Score the Paper Chandelier
Make sure that your blade is sharp, cutting out fine details on a dull blade can tear the card stock. Cut out 4-6 of the chandelier shapes from the same color. Then figure out the center of the chandelier and using a boning tool, score them down the center. (Repeat on all pieces)
Tip: If you’re a pro at design space and have a scoring wheel you can just have the machine do this! I’ve added a scoring line for you in design space, you’re welcome!
Step 2 – Add some sparkle to the DIY Chandelier
I added rhinestones with a glue gun. You can also add glitter and other contrasting elements. (Repeat this process on all pieces).
Step 3 – Make the Paper Chandelier 3D
Fold the pieces in half, then glue wrong sides together, adding each pieces one at a time until all sides of the paper chandelier are added and glued together. Add invisible thread to top to hang, also add the bottom jewel if desired. And now you have an adorable decoration for your party. I have a few hanging in my office…. I like them so much I might incorporate them in to the girl’s room décor in the future!
If you’re looking for more ways to decorate with a paper chandelier, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
1. Go big and make multiple paper chandeliers in varying sizes and colors. Hang them at different heights in a cluster for a dramatic effect. (See below)
2. Use metallic or glitter cardstock instead of plain paper to add some sparkle and glamor to your space.
3. Incorporate other materials into your paper chandelier, such as beads, feathers, or fabric strips, for added texture and interest.
4. Instead of hanging your chandelier from the ceiling, attach it directly to the wall as an eye-catching piece of art.
5. Create mini versions of your paper chandelier strung together on fishing wire. Hang these smaller versions from doorways, windowsills, or even use them as festive garland!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating with a handmade paper chandelier – so let your imagination run wild!
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