Check it Out! I have this really plain looking chandelier in my dining room.It came with the house (which we bought as a foreclosure) and it's probably as old as the house (which was built in 78). I have lived with it thinking eventually I would find an affordable chandelier to replace it with. Along the way I have searched for globes or shades to enhance it but I just haven't found any that I either like or can afford. I check the thrift stores every time I go but no luck. But I have been determined to fix up that chandelier.
Today I was sitting in a room with a huge chandelier in the center and there is was! Candles as globes. I looked them up and nope! Not gonna pay that so I sat there thinking, I need to find candles that I can convert to globes. Then it hit me, just use paper! And tada...
As soon as I got home I started experimenting with making my own candles from paper. And I have to admit, it wasn't hard and it wasn't time consuming.
I found a pillar candle that was the same dimensions I wanted for my candles and cut 6 pieces of off white paper to fit around the candle. Using scissors I cut some grooves around the top of the paper. When rolled up it makes it look just like a candle!
I have to say I really love how it turned out. And you can't beat a free fix it up! I can also make different colored "candles" for the holidays! What do you think?