Did you see this???

Oh my goodness.  My jaw dropped, I gasped, my heart warmed, and I knew it was meant to be.  How beautiful is that?  It’s from A Beautiful Mess.  Rachel, one of my favorite diy-ers, designed it.

And just look at it lit up.  So, so beautiful!  As soon as I get crackin on some Christmas presents, I’m going to have to start on this.  I’m thinking above our dining room table or maybe in our bedroom?  I just love this idea so much.  Head over to A Beautiful Mess for the whole tutorial.

It reminds me of a more permanent version of these crepe paper chandeliers I saw on Pinterest:

via Style Me Pretty

I love this look so much!  I actually tried something similar for my dad’s birthday party (with manly colors of course), but the decorating experience was so dramatic I didn’t get any pictures.  Think – we lost the bag of crepe paper/all the decorating supplies from the party store and didn’t realize it until midnight Saturday night and the party was the next day.  Enter quick trip to Wal-Mart where they have quit selling crepe paper???  Yeah, I don’t know what’s up with that.  But while it didn’t turn out quite like I was hoping, I was still happy with it.

Happy enough to want to make some own for my house.  But now I’m definitely going to make one out of material!  What do you guys think?  Do you love this idea or what??!!

~Whitney

 

On October 26, 2011 · 6 Comments · In DIY
 

6 Responses to Hello, Next Project!

  1. Sarah says:

    I love it! There are so many possibilities. What if you changed the color of the light bulb? It would give a totally different effect! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out! :)

  2. Patricia Willard says:

    I did something very similar for a baby shower centerpiece that the mother used as the baby mobile for over the crib. Her colors were hot pink, black and white, since the baby was sharing the room with her older sister. Instead of just one level, I created three levels with a small ring first, then a medium sized ring and lastly a large ring. I covered each of the rings with different lengths of pink, black and white ribbon, some with patterns like polka dots, etc. It turned out nicely as the centerpiece and even better as a unique crib mobile. Can’t wait to see yours!

  3. Teresa says:

    I love it….and the decorations at your dad’s birthday party were amazing. I didn’t get any pictures either though.

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