April Unwrapped: “April Showers” Paper Chandelier

A paper chandelier is a great way to spruce up a corner of your bedroom or office. While this project might seem like a daunting task, the work is definitely worth it!

Materials:

3 brass rings (different sizes)
Paper circles (a LOT of them)
String
Wire
Tombow Aqua Liquid glue
Sheer ribbon

Directions:

DIY paper chandelier step 1

1. Lay out the circles by lining up 6 circles per column. You’ll have 30 columns in total.

DIY paper chandelier step 2

2. Cut individual sets of string and place next to each column of circles.

DIY paper chandelier step 3

3. Glue a line down each column of circles using the pen tip of the Tombow glue.

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 4

4. Lay the string atop the glue and lightly press to secure.

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 5

5. Repeat with every column and let dry (about 30 minutes).

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 6

6. Using the wire, create the shell of the chandelier. It’s just a shell, so don’t worry if it isn’t perfect!

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 7

7. Loop the wire around each ring when securing.

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 8

8. Fix the ribbon to the top layer. The shell should look like this once complete.

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 9

9. Starting at the bottom, tape each strand to the ring to secure.

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 10

10. The bottom ring should have 8 paper strands.

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 11

11. Move up to the second ring. This ring will have 10 paper strands.

DIY paper chandelier craft kit step 12

12. Almost there! The top ring will have 12 paper strands.

Have YOU ever made a paper chandelier? If so, tell us about it below, or share a picture on our Facebook page!

Keep it crafty!

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