How to: Make a Cardboard Chandelier

by DIY Maven

How to: Make a Cardboard Chandelier
Am I the only one that loves the smell of new cardboard? Not quite like paper and not quite like wood, its scent evokes a sense of possibilities. I'm guessing Kayte, author of Paper Made, knows exactly what I'm talking about, for she created this so-cool chandelier of that very lowly material. She tells us it takes some careful cutting but virtually no

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Make It: Capiz Shell Art

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Make It: Capiz Shell Art

We've all seen the capiz shell chandeliers, but have you seen the same technique used to make wall art? Angie did just that after seen the above picture in House Beautiful. She made her shells pretty much the same way as everyone is doing these days, however, she added

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DIY Letter Pendant

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letter lighting

My penchant for letters and punctuation make me squeal for this idea. A white paper lantern filled to the gills with sticky-back vinyl lettering purchased at Michaels. Picture the letters less random, spelling out words and names. Perfect for a kid's room or even decorations at a party or wedding! A tutorial's probably not really necessary, but to show your love, visit The Swell Life.

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How To: Make Modern Paper Ornaments

by Chris Gardner

The DIY paper ornaments have been a hit at our family gatherings for years. They're quick, simple, and practically free to make. Read on to find out how! 

DIY modern paper ornaments for Christmas

Having completed yards of modern paper holiday garland, I wanted to create some more paper decorations to maintain the look and colors throughout my home. I tried making paper snowflakes from the colored cardstock, but they didn't really work. Then I recalled an old trick I learned in...

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