Brace yourself. This is one of the coolest, most inventive, most fun DIYs I’ve seen in a while. Nichole over at Parlour recently chronicled her DIY dining room light fixture made entirely out of coffee filters. The end result?
Pretty awesome. If she hadn’t told us, I would’ve had no idea that thing was DIY, let alone made from coffee filters. All it took was a Japanese paper lantern and about 1200 coffee filters. Here are some shots of her process:
And of course, the final hung version:
It really creates a lot of visual tension in an otherwise girly glam dining room, doesn’t it? (PS — Nichole also DIYed the decoupage on the dining table with fabric. Doesn’t it look great?)
Anyway, I had a thought. What if I used this same coffee filter technique to make a string of fluffy “snowball” holiday lanterns to hang around the living room and fireplace mantle this year? I’m thinking I could use lanterns that are a bit smaller in diameter, obviously (these I found at Cost Plus World Market):
Could be fun. Would look pretty along with the dark evergreen garland. I think I just might do it!
You can read all about Nichole’s paper lantern saga here, here and here.
**UPDATE: If you’re interested, you can check out how my DIY snowball lanterns turned out!