I have an unhealthy obsession with light fixtures. They can really make a statement in any room. Recently, I had been drooling over uber-expensive pendant lights for our kitchen area such as the likes of Lindsey Adelman, Workstead, and Brendan Ravenhill, but knew I would have to save my pennies a LONG time before we got near one of those beauties. That's when I ran across a great DIY on Design Sponge. It looked simple enough, so we embarked on transforming our existing simple IKEA Japanese paper lantern into a fancy, new light fixture. Bear in mind, it took us about 3 hours to complete once all the materials were assembled.
- This will take longer than you think.
- We worked with several different adhesives before deciding on a spray adhesive we found at an art store. The trick is to find an adhesive that dries quickly so you can move onto the next piece.
- It is good to have a mixture of different length triangles to paste onto the lantern. We got sloppy on some of the cutting, and it still turned out okay!
- Vellum paper -- $20.00
- Borrowed paper cutter -- FREE
- Spray adhesive -- $12.95
- Existing Japanese lantern -- FREE
GRAND TOTAL: $32.95