Wednesday, 24 October 2012

DIY Pajaki Paper Chandelier Tissue Pom Pom Magic

I had a great weekend of crafting and as promised have devised a DIY Pajaki Paper Chandelier a la Vintage Movement tutorial.

I've been making tissue pom poms for a while, as many of you have I'm sure, and must say this chandelier is a great way to extend your love of pom poms and paper art in an inexpensive and highly visual way!.

I'm thinking I'll make another 4 or five for Christmas drinks as we are having a Bollywood themed event this year so it will be all about bright colours and fun and these chandeliers will be perfect hung from tree branches or hung high in the centre of the courtyard...

At about $10 each these DIY chandeliers are worth their weight in gold... If you do make one I'd love to know how you go!.


Prepare your hoop, flowers and straws for assembling
1. To begin wrap your yarn around the wire hoop as shown below
2. Then prepare your flowers by layering at least 20 sheets of crepe and tissue paper cutting them into a circular shape and then cutting out rough petal shapes to give the flowers dimension. You could also use a circle cutter or round scallop edged punch which would automatically make flower shapes for you.
3. Cut about 15-20 straws into segments - I cut mine at about 1" lengths  
4. Divide your hoop into four even segments and using your wire twist tie start at the first segment and attach the wire to the hoop.
5. Begin threading the straw segments and layered paper flowers alternating each time until you have achieved the desired length for your paper chandelier strands and attach the other end to the half way point on your hoop as shown in the image to the right (below).
6. Then repeat on the opposite side until you have completed the second stand and attach as seen below.
You can make your draped paper strands as long as you like.
7. Use a coat hanger to hang your top stands while you start on the bottom repeating the same process.
 at this stage your chandelier is almost complete you simply need to add your tissue flowers for decoration

For my flowers I simple made 4 mini Martha Stewart tissue pom poms and attached them to the chandelier ... here's the how to... I used 6 sheets of paper cut into 10" x 5" rectangles.

Once your flowers are made use the wire tail attached in image 2 (above) and tie the flowers to your chandelier.. you can make as many as you like

and that is it!

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  1. Gorgeous, love it! I'm inspired to make one too now :)

    1. Thrilled you like it Natalie, look forward to seeing your Paper Chandelier too! :) Tina

  2. actually looks easy enough for me to attempt!
    Allison x

    1. It is so simple, so much fun and so effective... could be a great school holiday kids craft activity as well, if your little ones are old enough... xx Tina

  3. This looks sooooo amazing......
    I'm a little bamboozled so I'll add this to my handmade Christmas inspiration list. I wish I were a little better at following instructions because it just looks so beautiful......
    I am definitely going to have to take a closer look at this project!!!
    Some people are just too clever for my own good ;O)
    Tania xx

    1. Thanks so much...Tania this is such an easy DIY activity you could whip one up in the blink of an eye!. I could see some shells and twine additions looking fab here as well, thanks for hosting again
      xx Tina

  4. They look great, very colourful. The Bollywood themed party sounds like a lot of fun x

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, I'm really looking forward to it!.
      Looking forward to checking out your lovely blog.
      x Tina

  5. Hi Tina,
    Love, love, love this DIY! Such a cheerful and happy looking chandelier, I really must book mark it for the silly season. Such a fan, will tweet this one sweets! Rachael x

    1. Hey Rachael,
      Thank you so much! what a lovely, lovely comment to come home to. So glad you love this as much as I do, they are super easy to make and add much cheer!... thanks a bunch for the tweet, I feel honoured.
      xx Tina :)

  6. Very Cool Tina, I had been meaning to make one too, love yours, very festive! :)

    1. Thanks so much Pippa :) would love to see your finished Pajaki when you get the time... would it be part macrame part paper??
      ... so thrilled you like it!!.
      x Tina

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Lora, drop by anytime! xx Tina


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