I'm really excited to share this project with you. It has definitely been a labor of love. I'm sure you've seen these lights all over the web just like I have. And many of you have probably made them yourselves. Well, I finally took the plunge and am so glad I did! I'm sure you don't need a full tutorial, so I'll just offer up some advice and pretty pictures!
|I gathered up all my supplies. It was really a pretty inexpensive project. (PS: I needed a lot more coffee filters than what is shown in this picture!)|
|This was my working strategy. I would separate a bunch of filters, fold them and then glue them in batches. I also had some help from one of my lovely roommates who folded quite a few of these pups.|
My biggest tip: Buy enough coffee filters! I ran out not once, but twice! It was so frustrating. I ended up using about 1,400 filters. I did pack them in pretty tightly though. You could probably get away with less.
I couldn't screw a hook into my gross plaster ceilings (if anyone has any tips on how to do this, please share!) so for now I just slung it over the curtain rod. Also don't mind my messy bed. I rarely make my bed. I take so many naps it seems counter productive!
Anyway, here it is!
I'm in love. I'm also totally inspired. I have another idea in mind using this technique that hopefully I'll be able to work on soon!
Let me know what you guys think. Has anyone else tackled this project? I'd love to see how it turned out for other people!