DIY Mini Pajaki Paper Chandelier and More Flowers

It's been a dreary gray day today, which makes it a perfect day to craft. I have always wanted to make one of these pajaki paper chandeliers. I got to work making a mini pajaki and it took me only a couple of hours. You can find DIY tutorials: A Beautiful Mess, Fine & Feathered, and Zakka Life for the mini flowers. I sort of mixed a bunch of the tutorials together and I didn't use straw to separate the petal pieces, instead I used threaded beads and then placed the disk of tissue paper over that.

For this project I used:

1. white tissue paper
2. jewelry wire formed into a circle and covered with white floral tape.
3. small beads
4. lavender colored sewing thread
5. Dental floss to tie the mini tissue paper flowers

I wish my photos were clearer, but this was the best I could do. If you decide to make one, I would love to see it. Have fun!

A cactus flower in bloom. Pretty amazing isn't it? I couldn't believe it the first year our neighbor's prickly cactus plant bloomed. I had never seen a cactus plant flower like this before. The photos don't do it justice.

Pink roses from our garden. This climbing roses is called Pink Dawn. It reminds me of something from Pierre-Joseph Redouté's illustrated roses.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.


Jennelise said...

Very pretty! So delicate and dreamy!

Marysol said...

Sweet Nancy, I always envision you working on a white fluffy cloud, with angels hovering about, helping bring to life all of your ethereal creations.

It's common knowledge that's where you get your inspiration.

I will attempt to recreate the pajaki (which I Googled) for daughter Sam's chandelier.

In regards to growing those gorgeous flowers in my own backyard, I'll need more than divine intervention. I'll need you.


June said...

This is so lovely Nancy. Everything you create is!!! It looks beautiful hanging from your chandelier.
I love the Pink Dawn roses you have brought in from the garden. What a way to chase away a grey day.
sending hugs...

Kim Poovey said...




Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Just stopping by to see all the loveliness you always show us and to wish you a Happy Mothers Day Nancy!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Nancy,
The chandelier is just sooo gorgeous!!! I love it. You make the most beautiful things. Do you have a special place to hang it?
It certainly will be light enough...LOL
Happy Mother's Day Sweetie,
XXOO, Marie Antoinette

Palomasea said...

So many lovelies, dear Nancy...where to begin? :)
Your creation is beautiful and ethereal! The cactus bloom is gorgeous...does it have a fragrance?
And those romantic, fabulous roses...pure joy.
I hope you are having a relaxing long weekend, sweet friend!
Hugs and blessings,
- Irina

Marysol said...

Just came by to get a dose of Fete et Fleur. Miss you.

Rosemary Foltz said...

..swoon...lovely elegance full of whimsy just as your lovely flowers are!
~ such an enchanting touch you have:)
xo, Rosemary