Have you ever wanted a chandelier for your home (or office) but lacked the thousands of dollars to buy one? Well today you're in luck because I will be showing you how simple it is to make your own for less than $20*, and right from your cubicle! Introducing Paperclip Chandelier!
*regional differences may apply
Step 1: Design/ Inspiration
Of course i also added my own flair once I completed it.
Step 2: Materials: Guess.
- Box 1000 Paperclips (Two of them)
- Bendable Ornament Wire
- Four different sizes of metal rings (I used a wreath frame)
- Circular Picture Hanging kits vs Giant Paperclips (depending on where you hang it)
- Wire Cutter
However, two things I must stress for this project are Time and Patience. This is not necessarily an extremely complicated project, but it is very time consuming (I had to finish mine in 3 days).
Step 3: Lattice Structure Building Pt 1
Basically the way a paperclip chandelier is set up is like an interwoven net of paperclips, jointed onto three or four separate metal rings.
To create this initial net, begin by taking three paperclips and chaining them all together so they form a Y. Continue with this step until you have at least six different Ys.