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Bubble Chandelier

Bubble Chandelier
At long last we are excited to share the process of how we created the Champagne Bubbles "Frou Frou Chandelier" for our boutique (aka Bubble Chandelier for those of you who want a simpler name for it)! Instead of paying $3,000-$7,000 for a chandelier, we thought it would be much more rewarding to create our own for just a few hundred dollars. This is a step-by-step guide for how we made the chandelier you see at Faire Frou Frou. Our chandelier measures 2'x4' which we needed to make large enough to make a statement in our boutique. Of course you can create any size or shape that you wish. Supplies: 2'x4' white wire grid panel (though you can do any shape or size) (about $15-$23)CB2 Bubble Balls (50 small & 40 large) ($1.95 ea small, $3.95 ea large)Silver Christmas ball ornaments (80 small, 80 medium)Fishing line (we bought high knot strength /30 lb.) $3One spool of sterling silver wire (20-22 gauge). See the little silver toggles on the table? Fastening the fishing line to the wire grid.

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Paper Starburst Pendant Light So I had a different project that I was going to post today, an update version of my Book Pages Pendant Lantern from Project 19, but then I started working on this light idea, and I am so excited by the results I just couldn’t wait to show you guys! My inspiration and guide was this light from Design*Sponge, that I spotted on Pinterest. I really liked the idea, and I had a roll of white vellum lying around left over from college that I thought would look beautiful. So I started cutting triangles. And then I started glueing. Sweetheart Bow T-shirt Tutorial I’ve been slightly obsessed with bows recently in case you haven’t noticed. I’m really digging them. I’m seeing bows pop up in the most fashionable of places like Anthropologie, J.Crew, Ann Taylor Loft and Urban Outfitters.

DIY: Dipped Shell Necklace While we were at the beach, tropical storm Baryl came through town. It was pretty short-lived, but it washed up a bunch of interesting shells onto shore. We took a long walk as a family (my parents, siblings and wee ones) picking up cool shells and poking at all of the jellyfish. I didn’t take too many home with me, except for a few that I wanted to use for supplies for projects. I thought it would be fun to make my own memento of our family vacation to the beach. I thought dipping shells would be the perfect way to include sea shells into my wardrobe and personality.

Project 1: Rock + Bowl + Flame ( 31 DIY Projects for Busy Gals) 31 minute project You'll need: Sakrete Quickset Concrete a bunch of rocks (perhaps dug up from your yard) a plastic bowl a large canned good chafing dish gel fuel pack PAM cooking spray newspaper plastic tub for mixing concrete stick to stir concrete You are going to create one of these (which, FYI, Restoration Hardware doesn't sale anymore, hence why we are making our own) Mason Jar Light Pendant Pottery Barn mason jar light pendants Have ya’ll snagged a recent catalogue from Pottery Barn this season? Looks like everything that was out in the barn is now coming inside the home! Lots of rich textures, rusty fixtures and rustic lighting. Seems like a new spin on what used to be categorized as “country.” I hear more and more terms like “modern country” and “industrial vintage.”

Photo lampshades PINTEREST UPDATE: This is a post from 2010. I do not take custom orders, only the tutorial is available. The lamps have held up wonderfully. Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To You won the lottery when you found each other, so send this cheeky save-the-date card to let guests share in your luck. After scraping off the paint with a penny, they'll hit the jackpot: your wedding date! Tools and Materials White card stock Fine-tip pen or marker Clear packing tape Freezer paper Metallic acrylic paint Liquid dishwashing soap Foam brush Craft knifePennies A2 or 4-bar envelopes Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To Download our PDF file and replace the placeholder text with your own (you only need to do this in one box; the form will automatically fill in the rest).

Flashback: Woven Map Basket Maps can be amazing design elements, with all their intricately drawn lines and minute details. But what do you do with a regular paper map that is starting to fall apart from use? In CRAFT Volume 05, crafter Jane Patrick suggested we weave maps into baskets, a fun and interesting way to reuse castoffs and weave a little memory into a functional item. Check out her full tutorial here and pick up a back issue of CRAFT Volume 05, the Paper issue, in the Maker Shed.Woven Memory Basket Weave your vacation road maps into an attractive souvenir. By Jane Patrick Think of basketry as three-dimensional weaving.

DIY Tissue Covered Luminaries I present to you, DIY project meets West Elm style decor meets happy crafting time with my bff Jenna. Look what we did :) Long story short, I’ve been dying to make something not only wedding-worthy but something you could use for home decor, and this idea swooshed on in to my little mind.

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