October 24, 2011
Hello! I've got a little how to for you today, it's how I made a wax paper faux capiz shell chandelier for our master closet renovation. I had seen both real and fake capiz shell chandys and kept the project in the back of my mind for a rainy day - or a closet renovation :-)
Here's how you make one, get ready for some pictures!
When sewing them together I didn't exactly alternate painted paper to non painted paper, again that would have taken way too long. I just grabbed some and fed them into the sewing machine.
Don't worry about the small gaps of thread in between if you sew them. Try not to make too many but the inperfections will add to the flow of the shells once they are on the basket.
Put a dab of hot glue on the wire part and hang the strand right on the glue in half so you have 5 circles on one half and 5 on the back half. The strand will then hang over the basket wire.
I hung the chandelier on some shelves in the dining room and just turned it as I glued on the strands of wax circles/shells.
So what do you think? Did I leave anything out, anything else you want to know? Think you'll make one for yourself? I love it, I just might make another :-)
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