DIY a Big Pendant For a Really Small Price

DIY a Big Pendant For a Really Small Price

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Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 21, 2010

Sometimes the best projects are those that have the least amount of supplies and expense that go into them. That doesn't mean they won't require a few hours of manual labor (remember this wax paper pendant?), but it means you'll be getting a great deal of bang for your buck. Can you tell what was used to create this amazing overhead display?

Coffee filters! A simple globe shade was used and coffee filters were attached. Nichole over at Parlour is the mastermind behind the craft and it really is as simple as that. It's light, bright, functional and makes a big statement for very little money.

If you're not into white, you could probably dye your coffee filters first (we like to make simple things complicated) or use a translucent spray paint (Montana makes them in blue, red, pink and more). That way you don't block the light that needs to shine through while still obtaining a pop of color.

It's a fabulous look that anyone with a few hours to kill can put together. We do suggest taking it down every 6 months and giving it a good vacuum as we're sure it will collect a little dust along the way.
Check out the full project from Nichole over at Parlour.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Nichole is also a contestant in the Room for Color contest — you can see her official entry at Nichole's "Little Bit of Happy" Room.

Image: Parlour

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