How to Make Your Own Paper Capiz Shell Chandelier for the Baby's Nursery
Here are some excellent instructions on how to make your own paper capiz shell chandelier for the baby's nursery. I started to look for tutorials after a pink capiz shell nursery chandelier drew SO much attention. As you can see, the chandy is a real show-stopper and while Unique Baby Gear Ideas is all about show-stopping nurseries, there are times when compromises must be made to bring the decorating project in at or (even better) under budget.
Pink Capiz Shell Nursery Chandelier
The light fixture in this photo cost several hundred dollars but there are more affordable capiz shell chandeliers that you can buy.
This one costs around $100 and holds a 60watt light bulb. Reviews were positive but state that you have to attach the shells to the chrome base yourself!
That started my wheels turning and I thought if I could show you, my visitors, how to make your own beaded or paper chandelier that you might save quite a bit of money.
This capiz shell chandelier knock-off designed by Pink Cricut
is not made of shells at all; it's made of paper! Well, actually it's made of cardstock. Cardstock is a heavy-weight paper making a nicer display than say, inkjet or copier paper. Pretty impressive, huh? Buzz over there and you will find a very detailed tutorial on how to make it.
Pay your local discount store a visit and buy cardstock in colors and patterns that work with your nursery's color scheme and start cutting those circles! OR
you might load up on paint chip samples and cut circle after circle in perfectly gradiated shades of pink like Hey Gorg used for the one in the photo. You might experiment with paint swatches in blue, lavender, purple or..well, whatever colors you need to match your crib set or your Unique Baby Gear Ideas
A few crafts aficionados have used butterfly punches instead of circular shapes with amazing results. Visit here
to see the easiest way to make your own paper capiz shell chandelier for the baby's nursery.