Yesterday, I told you about the Fabulously Festive Homes.com Design Contest happening right now over on Olioboard. Contestants are asked to create a virtual room design for the holidays using at least one DIY blogger project in their room. I created two holiday projects for contestants to potentially use in their room designs. My first project was a DIY Log Tea Light and the second was a Snowflake Chandelier. I love the look of capiz shell chandeliers and thought it would be fun to create something similar using paper snowflakes.
My original plan was to hang my snowflake creation in our breakfast nook, but it just didn’t look quite right in that space. I’m not going to lie. I had a moment of sheer panic that I had just spent eons gluing little snowflakes to ribbons for nothing! This project is incredibly easy to make but is very time consuming to complete. I think there are about 650 snowflakes on my chandelier, and yes I glued on each and every one :). It goes pretty fast once you develop a rhythm, but a helper would be awesome for this type of project!
Since the breakfast nook was out, I decided to add a little Christmas cheer to our powder room. This bathroom is hardly big enough to turn around in and next-to-impossible to photograph. But this is the bathroom that sees the most traffic in the house–and the one that all guests see–so it seemed like the perfect place to show off a cute snowflake chandelier.
We added some semi-floating shelves above the toilet last year, and I have enjoyed decorating them for each season. I kept the decor very simple and clean in line with the snowflake theme.
I am in love with how this project turned out! The chandelier looks like a magical snow flurry suspended above your head.
And here is one last mirror-reflection beauty shot. I even cleaned the gross spots off the mirror for you ;).
If you’d like the full step-by-step instructions, please click over to Homes.com for the tutorial. You can click the link or the picture below to access the directions. Thanks for visiting me!