Ok, so, I've had this crazy idea ever since way back here, when I wrote about a fabulous DIY light idea that I had found on Kara Pasley's site. I was going to make this massive, fluffy, statement making light for above my dining table. The one I have now has kinda served it's purpose, and honestly has seen better days. SO, here is the new and permanent fixture that will FINALLY finish the dining room.
It's is 38" around (freaking huge!) I have only got half of it finished and I have already used over 500 coffee filters. It's super easy...but, I have decided you have to be a little crazy to attempt one this big. I spent 4 hours gluing filters on yesterday and, like I said, I'm only about half done. All I gotta say is this thing better be worth it. It's looking really cool...but, it's so stinking huge it's hard to get a perspective of what it will actually look like once it's up.
Above is the paper lantern before I started gluing. Below are all my "supplies." 1000 coffee filters (wow) and my trusty glue gun.
Here we are in progress (very slow going.) It feels like I'm coffee filtering the moon. Seriously.
First pic from here.
*UPDATE* - There are several people that feel they were the inventor of this lantern, I freely say (as I have always said) that I am not one of them. I saw Kara Paslay's (who claims it was entirely her idea) version, and tweaked it to make it my own. There is also another person that apparently felt she invented it back in 2009 and wants credit. Her name is Aimee Cavenecia. The funny thing is, I'm the one that made this one. Everyone else feels the need to get their name in there somewhere just because it was so popular, however, I initially credited who I needed to, and then the project became mine. But, I digress. I guess what it comes down to is....if you would like to credit someone with the "invention" of this lantern. Pick one (not me.) BUT, if you would like to use the pictures that I took of my lantern in my home. You need to credit me and link back. Thanks so much!!!