Book Page Garlands Chandelier
Here is another project I've come up with to decorate (disguise) the glass and brass dining room light which The Welding Man luvs. But I love to recycle old book pages so this project is a win win for me!
She's very shiny and brassy and almost retro and maybe vintage. I try to decorate this light as often as I can.
I used a craft punch cutter to make hundreds of circles. I used the pages from a water damaged dictionary that was 25 cents at the thrift store. Then I sewed the circles carefully together in strings of 7 and hot glued them to a metal ring the same size as the brass frame on the light fixture.
Hey! I really like how this project is shaping up! The light through the old paper is soft and mellow and the hanging circles give it movement and wonderful different shades of light. I must make more strings of circles and finish this up!!
Before and after. The Welding Man still prefers the glass version, lol! I did have him check how safe it was to have the old paper about 3" from the bulbs. It is safe! We even laid some paper directly on a bulb and watched it for about half an hour and there was no effect. Which makes me glad because I really really like the way this project turned out!
And now I'm thinking that for summer....how would this look with garlands of butterflies cut out of book pages? I'm going to have to try that idea!
- Old book (thrift store)
- Circle punch (craft room)
- Sewing machine (craft room)
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