Monday, October 19, 2009

glittered tabletop chandelier

have you seen these beauties in the Halloween Martha Mag?
they are amazing, right?
also, very expensive.
like $100-$200 expensive
I decided to try to make a mini knock- off.
this one is about 10" high
not quite as elaborate,
but cost me about $4
( I had everything but the glitter)
Make a few to set on a buffet or use as a centerpiece
and you can make the same spooky statement
I just used white cardstock and cut it out
I then used a sponge brush and brushed on Elmer's glue
and sprinkled Martha's onyx glitter on top.
I cut each piece, one from top to middle
the other from bottom to middle,
and put them together.
I did have to add hot glue in the cuts to hold it together.
does this make any sense?
tips to make your own:
use something thicker, maybe cardboard or foam core board
(mine is a little wobbly)
paint your paper/cardboard black before glittering
(I didn't, so it took about 3 coats of glitter to cover that white paper!)
I'm going to attempt a chandelier sometime in the future,
maybe for miss A's first bday party,
I'm thinking hot pink!

If you would like the template I made
leave me a comment with your email and I will send you the PDF

Here is more Halloween decor for you to enjoy!
all you need is a wood wreath form (got mine at Michael's)
I then spray painted it black,
hot glued on some mini pumpkins,
and added a black bow to my wreath hanger.
super easy!
head on over to ASPTL for more great ideas!


  1. I LOVE that wreath! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I'm copying the idea ASAP!



  2. So cute! I am especially loving your wreath. Adorable. Stop by when you get the chance :).

  3. Ok... I LOVE the pumpkin wreath!! That is so darn cute... one of the cutest I have seen!!

  4. I have seen a few different versions of the little pumpkin wreath around the web. Yours is TOO cute! Love it! I love that you created your own chandies too. :)

  5. Did you just make the template yourself? So much talent!

  6. That is adorable ... I can't believe you made it. I love your idea of doing a hot pink one ... what a great party centerpiece! I'd love the template - my email is

  7. That wreath is AWESOME! (And the chandelier is super cute too!)

  8. Wow both those projects are wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  9. Great ideas! I love the chandeliers and the pumpkin wreath! Thank you for the inspiration!

  10. Awesome! I love when people can knock off those over priced but still amazing things from Martha!

  11. You are simply amazing! I found your link through A Soft Place to Land last week and have been addicted to your site ever since. Hard to believe that so many different and absolutely wonderful blogs link up in one place every week.

    I have so much to learn. :)


  12. I love your table top chandelier. Can you please send me the template and what did you use to cut it out. Thanks

  13. hi,there?
    im Anease from South Korea.
    im working for kindergarten.
    These days we're decorating our kindergarten.
    i wanted to find paper chandelier template, but i couldn't.
    i tried to make many times, but not good ㅠㅠ.
    if you don't mind, may i have chendelier template?
    my e-mail is
    thank you~♥

  14. Hello, I love your black chandelier! If you could send me the templates. My little girl would be so happy to make it with me. Thank you!

  15. If you still have the pdf i'd love to try this. My email is robertsbutterfly at msn dot com. Thanks!

  16. I know this is a an old post, but if you still have that template, I would love it!

  17. I love your chandelier design, its the very best I have seen! Please send me the template, if you can, thank you so much!

  18. I love your chandelier! If you could send me the templates. My email is I am preparing a Brave party for my girl and I want to have some special decoration.

  19. I would love the floor and the hanging chandelier template please.