Today we have the ladies from Ruie + Grace, whom you may remember from this popular DIY we shared last year. This time they are back to share this DIY paper punch chandelier that you can create in a few hours with the help of our partner Fiskars. We’re loving their intricate paper punches for backdrops and installations like this one for that “how-did-you-do-that” look!

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

For this project, you will need:
Fiskars Floral Frenzy Intricate Shape Punch
Fiskars Neutron Dance Intricate Shape Punch
Fiskars Petals On Point Intricate Shape Punch
Fiskars Mum’s the Word Intricate Shape Punch
Fiskars Daisy Mae Intricate Shape Punch
Cotton string
– Large sewing needle
– Fishing line
– Paper (printing paper works)
– Spray paint (used light pink and gold)
– Face mask
Fiskars The Original Orange-Handled Scissors
– Wood for frame
– Wire
– Foraged greenery and flowers

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

Instructions:
1. Punch paper with Fiskars floral punches, we used regular white printer paper. Punch until you have plenty!

Fiskar’s new Intricate Shape Punches make it easy to create large, intricate punched-out designs that give paper projects depth and bring your DIY vision to the next level with delicate laser-like cuts. Its smart design requires less effort per punch and it reduces paper jams for speedier results.

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

We specially love the perforated cuts in the center. This series has punches with two different pre-perforated cuts in the middle, perfect for stringing and other projects. The wider center circles are about the width of a straw, making for great drink umbrellas such as Mum’s the Word Intricate Shape Punch. The intricate paper punches with a smaller center hole are perfect for stringing as seen in this project. You may recognize Fiskars Neutron Dance Intricate Shape Punch stealing the show in the chandelier.

2. Using a large needle and cotton yarn/string thread paper punches onto string until you get the desired spacing and length of strand. We ranged from 20-30 flowers per strand 4 ft strand.

3. Spray paint pre strung strands in a well ventilated area. We chose to mix two different colors of spray paint, pale pink and gold. You could also spray paint, paint, or dye your paper material prior to cutting, but we preferred to spray paint afterwards in order to achieve a subtle ombre from white to pale pink and gold.

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

4. We made our frames out of cedar garden stakes which are found in the garden section of any Home Depot. We loved the natural color and roughness of this wood, but you could also use any found object, from thrifted frames, embroidery hoops, or bicycle wheels, the possibilities are endless!

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

5. Attach a grid pattern of fishing line to your wood frame, our fishing line grid created 2×2” squares, allowing us to tie into the center of our large frames.

6. After securing fishing line with knots, begin tying on pre-made strands. Our 2’x3’ large rectangular frame utilized approximately 150 4’ strands.

7. Hang with fishing line

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

8. Adorn with foraged greenery or leave alone for a more modern take. We used wire to attach our foraged ferns and blush peonies.

9. We love the idea of this chandelier over a sweetheart table, dessert table, or a fun accent at a bridal shower/luncheon.

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

DIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

dDIY Intricate Paper Punch Chandelier - styling by Ruie & Grace - photo Valerie Demo  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-intricate-paper-punch-chandelier/

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Valerie Demo Photography

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Ruie + Grace

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Paisley + Jade

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Highpoint & Moore

3 comments
  • Paisley & Jade

    We loved having this crew at Highpoint and Moore! What a gorgeous set up! And that pretty pretty paper chandelier is just stunning! Thanks for featuring!

  • O gosh… seriously?? I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Thank you so much for sharing this stunning idea!!!

    Aria

  • Elishia

    This is so lovely and will definitely be playing a part in my wedding!!

    http://www.englishgirlinnewyork.org