April 9, 2012

Faux Capiz Shell Chandeliers


Who has seen these gorgeous chandeliers on Design Sponge or Pinterest? I think they look so pretty hanging in my trees and would be gorgeous for an outdoor wedding. I have loved the idea for a while now and finally got to make not one, not two but four of them! They have kept me so busy these past two weeks and here they are 300 ft. of wax paper, over 400 ft. of ribbon and ton of hot glue and only 1 burn later.

 I was asked to help with the new stage design at my church and they will be so pretty hanging with lights shining up into them. Can't wait to see what they will look like with stained glass printed panels-of course I'll be posting pictures when it's all set up. Below is the tutorial and materials list if you want to make your own:



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Do you know what these are made out of? Wax paper. 
Something ordinary turned into something beautiful. (It's a lot like what God does when we let Him transform our lives...)

Before you begin, you might want to know that it took me 6-8 hours to make each one and I used 24" planter baskets-but they probably could be done smaller in a lesser amount of time. 


trimming the ribbon ends



checking over the details

I'll be making one next for my dining room

...and one for my bedroom...




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Now that I'm an "expert" at making Faux Capiz Shell Chandeliers I plan on making some for my own house. I wonder what it would look like if I melted silver crayon shavings into them? That will be an experiment for another day...Can't wait to show you how it all looks up on the big stage-stay tuned for more pictures and thanks for visiting ReMadeSimple!



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35 comments:

  1. Oh my, they are just beautiful.I have to make these! I wish I could have seen the planter basket you used. I'll have to call you and find out where you bought it!

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    1. Thank you, Teresa! You really should make one. Sorry, I should have included a pic of the planter-but they are the ones that have the natural mesh basket liners in them that you just remove-only a few to choose from at Home Depot, but I also think you could use one of those metal tiered fruit baskets too!

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  2. These turned out awesome! So amazing for being made out of wax paper!

    I was wondering about putting things in between the wax paper, like you mentioned with the crayon shavings. The white is so pretty and elegant, but I've really been wanting something with color for our dining room (since the walls are white). I also wonder if you could do something like pressed leaves or flowers between wax paper (even just in a few of the circles)?

    Oh, and I picked up three planter baskets at a garage sale, so I have some just waiting for a lamp project :-)

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca-I agree-I would have never guessed wax paper. I saw some colorful ones on Etsy I was thinking the might have used crayon shavings with. Pressed leaves/flowers might be really pretty-nice that you got a deal at a garage sale-make sure you post pics for me to see when you're done!

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  3. So charming and perfect. Thanks for sharing, I'm officially inspired!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

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  4. Such a cute DIY project! Saved for future reference..

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  5. This is such a beautiful idea. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I followed back and will check out the link party sometime soon!

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  6. AWESOME!!! Yeah! We need to do this again and this time for our homes!!!! They came out great! Did Jeff take pics of the service??? I would love to see how that looked!

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    1. Thanks, Enid! Yes, now that I know how to make them really well (and even cut circles much better) I want to do a few more for my house-they aren't up on the stage yet, but I will for sure post pics when it's all done.

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  7. How pretty!! I love that they are made of wax paper! So ordinary.. turned beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Kelley-that's the power of repurposing, isn't it?

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  8. Wow! Who knew, wax paper! Great looking! I love them hanging in the trees!

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    1. Thank you-I love them in the trees too-I agree-wax paper never looked so pretty!

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  9. Looks Awesome!! Really very elegant! Great Job!

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  10. These look amazing! So pretty and feminine!
    We'd love for you to join our Beautify It Monday link party going on now at http://bringingbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/04/beautify-it-monday-3.html

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  11. This is really pretty!!

    You shared this link at the Bloglovin' Hop on my blog. I was wondering if you have a Bloglovin' account so that I can update your link to Bloglovin'?
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/04/bloglovin-hop.html

    You are more than welcome to also share your project at From Dream To Reality:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/04/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-11.html

    Have a great one :)

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    1. Thanks, Christine-I don't yet have a bloglovin account-will check into that though!

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  12. I can see why they took some time to make - just beautiful! They would be beautiful for and outdoor wedding or shower!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I agree-so pretty for any kind of outdoor party-thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Thanks so much for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  14. This looks so pretty and ethereal!

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  15. I'm almost finished making a faux capiz chandelier, just have to put on a few finishing touches. It's time-consuming for sure, but a lot of fun too. Who knew wax paper could look so good?! Your chandeliers look great hanging from the trees :-)

    Kelly

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! I agree-wax paper at it's prettiest!

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  16. wow so pretty i would love it if you could stop by tonight and link it if at http://www.twiggstudios.com/

    thankyou xxxx

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  17. Very pretty! You are very talented! I just posted about mine as well, although mine was ordered. We did have to put it together which took 6 hours, but it was worth it. Hope you will check it out! It's found here: http://www.redheadcandecorate.com/4/post/2012/04/dining-room-gtturned-office-completed-version.html

    I am your newest follower! Hope you can follow me back!

    ~ Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie! Yours looked really pretty too-a different twist on how mine looks but so nice-I followed you back-thanks for the follow!

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  18. Beautifully done! I love the outside photos, just gorgeous. I made my own version of this for a tabletop chandelier, but I sewed the discs together. Gotta make some more, now! Here's a link.....http://makethebestofthings.blogspot.com/2012/01/faux-capiz-tabletop-chandelier.html

    Your newest follower? That would be me!

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  19. Just pinned! This is INCREDIBLE!! I am going to do this in my dining room area this weekend!! Our light globe broke - and this would be perfect to cover up an exposed light. GENIUS!! Saw you from 30days link up! YAY!! So glad I did!!

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  20. Wow you have been busy these are absolutley gorgeous. I've been looking everywhere for a chapiz chandelier in Australia but we dont seem to have them over here :( But this has given me new ideas ....

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  21. This is SOOO pretty! I love the glow that it gives!

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