I’ve tried a couple of different versions of the IKEA dandelion light over the past year and a half. I tried pink paper hearts a year ago but they only stayed up for a day. Not a fan. When I was in New York a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired by a light I saw in Anthropologie. It sort of looked like it was made of coffee filters stitched together.
So I started tea dying coffee filters, crunching them up a bit after they were dry and then attaching them to the IKEA dandelion light. I used small coffee filters, and I’m not 100% happy with it. I’m wondering if I’d like it better with larger coffee filters. Think I still have some experimenting to do.
Anthropologie also had some interesting lights hanging over the pay counter. They looked like little cages made of twist ties that had been glittered. I have bare bulb lights hanging down my hall that I’ve been looking for a way to finish. I would like to try this, but so far my hunt from white twist ties has been unsuccessful. I found green ones at the grocery store, red ones at a bulk foods store, and apparently you can’t buy garbage bags with twist ties anymore – they all have draw strings or plastic ties. I’ll keep looking! Here’s what the light looked like.
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