It LIGHTS up!
Speedy tutorial on how it was made:
And I need something to enter into the sewdangcute crafting with the stars contest.
This is the story of how a quirky chandelier came to be.
It was a dark and stormy night and the fabric store powers that be realized that---now this is shocking-- but no one, really, NO ONE was buying ping pong netting. So they marked it down to $2/yd.
And then I suspect that they waited for me. Because in crime drama stories like these, someone always waits. Behind a newpaper. Peaking over the top. For the pretty lady to enter.
Well, the pretty lady did indeed enter and snapped up 2 yards of ridiculous fabric that the store really should just give away. (REAlly, how many people are out there playing destructive enough games of ping pong to neccecitate the making of new nets. AND REALLY if there was a hefty populace of aggressive pongers out there, REALLY how many of them are the kind of chaps that would make their own nets? how big's a ping pong net anyway? I'm serious about this question because when I asked for two yards, the saleslady gave me quite a look., like she suspected that I might be one of those people and I need to get my story straight for next time.)
1) I cut out squares and sewed them into tubes
2) I folded the tubes into themselves and cut the folded edge.
see that fold on top and how I cut down about 4 inches but DID NOT cut all the way!! You've been warned!
2) make a bunch of cuts all along folded edge. your tube will start to resembe a flower
3) I repeated this 20 times. to get 20 flowers
4) find a light. this was in the ikea AS-IS section for $1
5) Instead of sewing these 'flowers' together (that would have taken wild amount of thread and I'm not a patient woman), I used floral wire. End is like a needle and you just wire together the bases.
That was about it. I toyed with the idea of spraypainting it a brilliant yellow, but wasn't sure what kind of toxins it could release when under a heat source. So here is au natural chandelier crafted from ping pong netting.