Wax Paper Chandelier

I am pretty darn excited to be linking up for the first time with Katie, one of my favorite bloggers. I'm the laziest 'pinner' ever, hardly ever doing anything on my dozens of Pinterest boards. Until now, that is! I spotted an amazing chandelier made of wax paper on Pinterest a few months ago and thought it would be an awesome addition to the decor at Kayla's wedding. There was no real tutorial out there, so it looked pretty simple and we figured we'd give it a try!

Little did I know- it would not be quite as simple as we thought.... and incredibly time consuming. There... you can't say I didn't warn you!



Oh, and the more hours you spend punching out circles from wax paper, taping circles to fishing wire, and attaching them to the spray-painted wooden ring? The more weird things will get. Again- consider yourself warned.


This project took probably close to 10 hours over time- I kid you not. Kayla and I punched holes for hours and hours it seemed like. Since those handy little circle-punchers aren't really made for wax paper, it was a lot of trial and error on how many sheets we could cut through, and what method worked best.

Thankfully, although time consuming- this is really all you need for the project. I used the hot glue to secure some of the knots once we were ready to hang it up.

Oh, and preferably a husband that will help you out when you feel like your fingers are about to bleed ;) Thanks, Jared!
Jared refusing pictures and my tangled mess in progress ;)
I know it's going to look SO pretty hanging up in the outdoor reception this weekend behind the bride and groom's table! So what do you think..... would you have the patience to create one of these??


28 comments

  1. Wow I saw that pin too and thought it looked pretty simple- but 10 hours is definitely a long haul! It turned out great though!

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  2. WOW! High five to you. Don't you love those pins that you find, and you think... wow... this would be fun... and then 8 hours into said project, you think back and wondered why you started it in the first place?! Lol! Looks like it was fun though, in the end! =) Very nice!

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  3. i'd say it was worth the ten hours - it looks so cute!

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  4. Awesome! I have been dying to try this but don't know if I have the patience!

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  5. Good for you girl! I probably would have thrown in the towel after hour 1...I have NO patience.

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  6. Kudos to you...I'd probably do this, be happy with it then swear up and down never to do it again OR laminate it so I can reuse it, ha!

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  7. I can't believe how time consuming this was!! But I think it will look awesome. Very cute and creative!

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  8. It's so pretty! I am planning on making a mobile like this for the nursery! Only with cardstock instead of wax paper! HAHA Hopefully that's easier! :)

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  9. It's so pretty!! I'm not sure I could spend that long on a project but with the right company I probably could!! Can't wait to see pictures of it hanging up :)

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  10. It looks great! Can't believe how long it took to make it! You're such a good friend.

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  11. Oooh that is so cool! Love it. Might try to copy it for something of my own! But I'm thinking some paint samples might make this project easier! And so colorful! :)

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  12. Great job! Looks so pretty! I definitely want to give this project a try!

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  13. I love it!! You did such a great job :) :)

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  14. You are a better person than I!!! I can't wait to see some of the wedding pics and I know there will be plenty!! :)

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  15. This is so cute. Looks like it takes lots of patience. Which I don't have. haha

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  16. I'M the laziest pinner ever, since I rarely even think to pin stuff, let alone tackle it.

    I think it will look beautiful for the wedding! I love your slap happy pictures as well as Jared hiding from the camera.

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  17. The pictures are just the best.

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  18. It is really pretty but I definitely don't have the patience! Good job though.. I would've started it and then Paul would've had to finish it which is how most my Pinterest crafts go.

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  19. So fun! We did something similar at Anthro for a display. But we dyed glue different colors to make it ombre.

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  20. It turned out great! I am sure it will look amazing! I hate when they don't have actual instructions! That is frustrating.

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  21. Brilliant! And it looks like it would cost a lot of money in stores if you sold it! I gotta try it :)

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  22. 10 hours? nope. i'll go with declaring bankruptcy on buying my chandeliers. ;)

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  23. I probably wouldn't have the patience to do that, but the finished product looks beautiful! At least it looks like you had a fun time doing it! :)

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  24. Oh I love that! I bet it will look amazing outside! Y'all did good :)

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  25. i have heard of pinterest parties and this is one project i spotted at one... i am guessing the punch doesn't go through wax paper AS easy as it may seem??

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