Our house was completely filled with cheapo materials when we moved. The light fixtures included. The one in my room was exceptionally bad, no matter what I did it was still catywampus.
I really love capiz shell chandeliers, like this one from West Elm.
I change my mind a lot though and am a little afraid to invest in one. That's when I remembered this DIY from forever ago. It's super easy just really time consuming. I used a whole roll of wax paper + a little. Just iron 2 or 3 sheets together and get to punching circles. At this point investing in a good circle puncher is advised.
Mine broke on the very first punch and seeing as it was late on a Saturday night I could not get a new one until Hobby Lobby opened on Monday morning. Here is where a sane person would have stopped and just waited to get a new one. Is that what I did? Of course not. I traced circles onto the wax paper, then cut them out by hand, and THEN went back and erased all the stray pencil marks on each individual circle. Yeah, in hindsight that was not the best move.
Any way now that the circles are cut, I am back on track. To stitch them together just put them in a continuous feed through your sewing machine. I think I did about twenty circles per row for the top tier. The tutorial used wax paper to hold them together, but mine was not very durable. So I sewed two or three stitches at the top skipped the middle and starting sewing again at the bottom.
I stripped my thrift store lampshade and draped the strips over the top. I planned to attach them but once I had draped them over they were not going anywhere so I just left it. Then I just wired it to the existing light fixture.
And TA DA!
And just because you know I love a good before and after
And I've gotta say I do take a little pride in saying I made that when they ask where it's from.
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