DIY Paper Flower Chandelier


Being the paper flower crafter that I am, it is a must that I add some of my DIY paper blooms to my own home decor. . . without over doing it. So when I was looking at how I might create a dynamic entryway, I knew that the light fixture on the high ceiling was going to get a paper flower makeover. To make this chandelier, I was able to recycle the flowers from the paper garland tutorial using letter weight (not card stock) SageGold, and Poison Ivory, though it can be easily adapted to your needed color pallet.. This was not enough to finish the look but it did give me a good head start. I found a vintage wire basket for the frame of my paper chandelier and started stringing and hanging the long strands of blooms. 


This piece is about 12 inches across and 30 inches tall. I strung 12 blooms 3-4 inches apart on each twine strand and made 36 strands to finish the piece. That is a lot of flowers, but so worth it. The chandelier was hung over the white round light fixture which is now surrounded by the wire frame. The finished piece gives the entryway the drama and mood I was hoping for. See my tutorial here for the steps I took to create this gorgeous piece. I can see something like this used as a hanging centerpiece for a bridal shower or ladies brunch. So many ideas. At the end of the post you can download the template for the flowers. I did add a few leaves at the top, mostly to cover the ends of the string. Enjoy! ~ Lia


  • MagStar
    Posted at 12:42h, 09 August Reply

    Perfect timing! I just happen to be doing a small-scale DIY bedroom makeover and was looking for some feminine touch to balance out my rather ‘man cave’ color scheme. This really would work well (and be much easier than trying to use high-temp paint on my existing glass shade.) As a bonus, making these flowers would be a nice relaxing way to unwind after refinishing furniture.

  • Marylebone storage guy
    Posted at 06:47h, 26 July Reply

    I love the way it drapes down, it must create such a beautiful shadow with the lights on!

  • airbnb management sydney
    Posted at 21:47h, 22 April Reply

    This article is concise but is educative. Love the way it was presented. Great job and thanks a lot for sharing this.

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