Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chandelier Decor for a Little Girls Room

My 2 youngest girls (ages 8 & 4) have been begging me for a chandelier for their room. Not necessarily a functioning one (although that would be nice) just one to hang in the corner with “pretty diamond thingy’s” on it.  I've looked around and I just couldn't make myself spend upwards of $35 dollars for one.  So I decided to make my own!


We used a piece of foam board (I think they are about $3 at the craft store). Using a template that I found here I cut out 2 of them with an X-acto knife.  
 Then I made a slit down the middle at the top of one and the bottom of the other.  Then I just them together and added a little glue to hold them in place.


For the final touch I  draped some of the plastic “diamond” necklaces all over them.


The best part was the squeals of joy from the little girls. I guess a chandelier in your room means you really are a princess!

I'm thinking I need to make one in black and hang some spider webs from it for Halloween.... We'll have to see what happens.

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3 comments:

Tanya said...

That's so cute! No wonder they were squealing in delight! I'm not exactly gifted in the girl craft department, but here's another cheap and easy decoration that I tried earlier this year that they might enjoy:

http://sewmanydreams.blogspot.com/2010/07/girly-butterfly-mobile.html

Heidi@Mommy Tools said...

This is so adorable! Very creative to use the foam board too! Love the Halloween idea with the cobwebs...I think that would look pretty cool too. (visiting from Cottage Instincts)

Maureen said...

Perfect! The girls are happy so what's not to love!