a spruced up lantern is my fave

November 7, 2011

I really like this chandelier from Anthropologie. Ever since I first saw it I’ve been trying to figure out a get rich quick scheme to justify buying it. Unfortunately nobody bought my, “I’m in a different country and my credit cards were stolen.” So I did what any blogger would do and attempted to make my own.
Paper lantern from IKEA + small white cupcake liners (flattened and twisted) + hot glue.
Is it as cool as the original? No. But is it worth the $888 I saved? You betcha. I think it would look pretty to do a series of these and hang them for a party.

Update: I should mention since I’ve already had questions about it, this was surprisingly not as time consuming as you might think. I was originally going to cut my own circles out of paper and accordion fold them and I’m so happy I didn’t. I took about 2 hours to prep the cupcake liners (about 400 of them – $1.50/100) and about 2 1/2 to glue them on. Split that up into two movie watching nights and you’re golden. Of course it wouldn’t take as long for a smaller lantern.



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