Monday, July 2, 2012

Ombre Chandelier

This was a tedious project to put it nicely
{only took a day and a half to assemble}
I came across this project on pinterest through the blog Hey Gorgeous. She does a wonderful job of step-by-step pictures for creating this ombre chandelier. Not only are the pictures helpful, but the directions as well.
paint strips
Am I the only one who feels like I am commiting a crime when I take a handful of these. I picked various shades of green for my chandelier
 Lamp shade
I went to Good Will twice to find this scalloped shade. You will remove all fabric leaving just the metal rim.
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You will also need:

Once all the paint chips are punched out start asembling each row. I layed mine out on the table color side down and taped them all together. The reason why I taped them together is so they will hang flat. Other wise they will go whatever way they please! I started with the bottom layer first and then started the top.
As you can see you are going to flip the lamp shade and work your way outward. I found tying each strand on was easier if the chandelier was hanging.
All in all this project turned out nicely. I am dreading transporting it back home and then to school as it is a tad bit delicate! As long as no one touches it or a strong wind does not come by we should be fine.


  1. How cute!!! I keep pinning projects with paint chips, but I'm afraid to go grab a bunch. hahaha. I'll probably end up taking like 10 trips in a week when I finally get the courage... take a few at a time ;) haha. I live walking distance from Home Depot and Lowes, so it won't be too hard ;)

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

    1. That's great that you are so close! There are too many cute projects with paint chips!

  2. Wow! I love it! I also feel bad, but I figure if my husband and kids are with me and we each take 10, then it works out that it was just a little amount. =)

    I Love My Classroom

    1. That's a smart idea! I always anticipate the alarm going off when I walk out with paint chips...

  3. How much do I love this!!!!!!!!! Don't know if I would have the patience to put it together but it is awesome!!! What a neat idea!! Thanks for sharing:)) Thanks too for linking up:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Thanks Tara for hosting Monday made its! This is a very sensitive project.... Any time the wind blew I had fix each strand!

  4. This is so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Delighted in Second
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