I have an area between two of my closets that I wanted to turn into a dressing area. There is an overhead light there that looks ok, but to make my vision of a cozy little dressing area/ BoHo Grotto, I needed some mood lighting. My budget was pretty tight after I recently moved into my new place, so I was also looking for something super cheap. Luckily I found this DIY Paper Cup Swirl Pendant Light Shade tutorial on Youtube. I was really knocked out when I saw the end product of this simple, fun DIY, it looked like an ancient Japanese Origami fixture I8217;ve seen in Architectural Digest. The project begins by simply cutting strips of card stock paper 3.6 cm x 42 cm. Now cut the bottom out of one and hot glue the 2 paper coffee cups together top to top.
The results of this project are truly amazing. I made several of these for my kid8217;s teachers for there teacher8217;s in-service day and they absolutely loved them. In fact, the art teacher asked me to come back to teach a class tutorial on the project the following week. I couldn8217;t wait! I refined a kid-friendly version, which was pre-cut strips and using Elmer8217;s Glue instead of a hot glue gun. The children loved it, I highly recommend this project.
Original source: https://diyjoy.com/make-a-swirl-pendant-light-with-2-paper-cups/