Anyway, this lighting project is a bit different. I still used LED string lights to light it all up, but instead of card stock paper, vellum or tissue papers, I used coffee filter paper.
Coffee filters are cheap, wonderfully fluffy, pliable, half-opaque, half-translucent and best of all, light.
They do not weigh the finished piece down. For an amateur handy-person like myself, and I cannot stress the word "amateur" enough, hanging this paper/light sculpture on the wall was easy breezy. I hammered a couple of nails and hanged the piece using a bit of wire. Much easier (and lighter) than hanging massive pictures, or posters.
Here are the steps for making it.
LED string lights (mine are from IKEA)
Coffee filters (about 200)
1 art canvas 14"x14"
Some string or sewing thread
Glue gun, and
Arrange the lights on the canvas and sew them in place.
Fold a coffee filter like in the pictures and glue it on the canvas, careful not to touch the lights. Do this with 150-200 coffee filters and see if you need any more to cover the holes (if any).
Add wire at the back of the canvas and hang on the wall.
Here are some more pictures of the finished piece, currently hanging on our dining room wall.
This blog started out as an idea while I was planning my wedding. I wanted to share my passion for all things handmade with people who also like to work with their hands.
There’s a pretty rewarding feeling as you transform a flat piece of paper into something with a 3D value, or wrapping an unusual invitation as a romantic present. New ideas unfold, new dreams in color.
This blog is for creative souls who like unusual invites, thoughtful favors, lovely hanging decorations, vellum flowers that light up with a promise of an enchanted evening. You can find these and other neat things I have made and continue to enjoy making. My blog is for anyone who finds beauty in unusual places or likes to make things out of paper.
Please note that none of the images posted here can be used without my permission. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions, suggestions, comments, and so on ...
Thanks for understanding.