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Sculptural paper orb lights

Sculptural paper orb lights
It’s wonderful to see so many DIY projects that take advantage of the humble paper globe light. Just when I think I’ve seen them all, I come across a new one that I love, like this version created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus. While browsing her local Anthropologie store, Heather was inspired by two things: the ingenuity of the displays, all made with simple, everyday materials, and the Rhododendron Chandelier. Adorned with handmade, sculptural paper flowers, the chandelier is amazing, but at $898, Heather thought it would it be the perfect candidate for a DIY variation. Luckily, Heather stumbled upon decorative cupcake liners with an optical, graphic print that provided the perfect amount of depth and texture. By layering them over plain liners, she was able to create a beautiful effect on these orb lights; the organic, anemone-like shapes look lovely up close, far away, unlit during the day and glowing from within at night. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Faceted Pendant Lights – The Large Sphere Inspiration really can come from anywhere. Sometimes I will see an odd product at a hardware store and just know, that could be a light. Sometimes I see a fully formed light idea and just know I have to try it for myself. diy best of: rope projects Rope is one of our current obsessions, but it’s also one of those items that will never leave my love list. It’s just a fantastic material, one of humanity’s greatest inventions. Rope owes all of its strength, durability and beauty to its structure. One simple knot can look as beautiful and graceful as many intricate layers of knots. Paper Scrap Light / Chandelier It’s a whopping 70 degrees in Brooklyn right now, so I’m going to get out from under the pile of packing boxes in our house and get some fresh air. Before I head out, I wanted to share this beautiful (and totally genius) DIY light project that graphic designer Gabrielle Guy created for a friend. After moving into a new house and finding an old lantern left behind, Gabrielle decided to cut strips from scrap paper and glue them onto the shade. Two days later, the result was an incredibly stunning artichoke-like lamp that looks expensive but cost close to nothing.

poppy haus: DIY Fridays Summer ends next week, in a way, and for the first time in 2 1/2 years I will be kid free, three days a week. I will miss their little butts, but I am so ready to have the time to create projects, work on recipes and do more research on design, housewares and goings on. I'm instituting a DIY Friday post which be an easy to accomplish weekend project. This week I'm featuring a revision of a sunburst I made last year. Top 10 DIY Lighting Projects: Chandeliers, Pendants and Lanterns By michellehorton | Over on Babble’s New Home Ec blog, they rounded up the coolest chandeliers for under $400. But for all of you crafty ladies, you could create your dream lighting with your own two hands — and for less than even $100, $50 or even $20.

Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. Add Character to a Calendar - Happiness is...Creating Mar 11, 2014 | Post by: Meghan A long time ago I saw this really cool calendar online at Crate and Barrel. I thought the design was so much more appealing than a standard calendar.

the ambitious procrastinator: DIY Pendant Light - Part II Previously on The Ambitious Procrastinator: I was working on the beginning stages of turning these lovely hand blown drinking glasses into a pendant light fixture. I drilled holes in the bottom, attached hardware and now on to lighting it up. To do that I made yet another trip to Home Depot to purchase: Replacement Lamp Cord (Silver): $4.98 DIY Blue Mason jars Happy Wednesday, friends! I know you’ve seen them everywhere… mason jars! I think its the only way to make a delectable mason jar even more scrumptious! ha! I love how pretty tinted vintage jars are, but they aren’t cheap. seriously. And the DIY’s that I’ve seen that turn regular jars into colored ones, are only a temporary fix.

PB Knock Off Candles Look what just showed up in my brand new Pottery Barn catalog - music candles. Lovely, but $29 for the largest one? Really? Sarah Hearts - Anthropologie Inspired Pom Pom Push Pins August 12, 2013 Pin It! This week is going to be packed with all things back to school related. Even though I’m not heading back to school this month (though I’m one of those people who would love to be in school forever) I love school supplies, picking out back packs and planning a dorm room! So to start off the week, here’s an easy way to add some fun and texture to your bulletin board.