Hang this colourful paper pajaki chandelier by Amy Phipps of Super+Super for guaranteed interiors admiration
Crepe paper in assorted colours Medium-sized embroidery hoop String or yarn Paper straws Scissors Pom poms Washi tape Double sided tape Whether it's a dull corner you want to liven up, or a party you fancy creating some statement décor for, this easier-than-it-looks paper chandelier will bring an injection of carnival-inspired vibes. Known as 'pajaki' (aka 'spider') chandeliers, they originate from Poland. If you can't get away with such prettiness in a shared space, make it for your craft corner, or hang in the garden for a latesummer cocktail party. 01 Cut each straw into four pieces. 02 Make several paper tassels by cutting a strip of crepe then rolling the pieces up. Secure using some double sided tape.
03 Next cut lots of confetti circles from your crepe and set aside in a bowl. It's important to prepare all your paper pieces at the start to stop yourself getting in a muddle.
04 Place six paper circles on a pile and fold them in half. Now cut a little triangle at the centre point for your string to pass through.
05 Measure four or five 1m (1yrd) lengths of string. Tie at the top and stick to your table with washi tape, ready to begin threading on paper straws. Thread one piece of straw onto your string, then a little bunch of paper confetti. We'd suggest using five or six paper circles per bunch.
06 Continue to alternate between straw and confetti until you have six straws on the string in total.
07 Now repeat this method on each of your other lengths of string.
08 Keeping your spacing even, use washi tape to stick your strings onto the inside of the smaller of the two wooden hoops.
09 Sandwich the outside ring back on and tighten the screw to secure. Don't twist too tightly as you may need to alter the tension of your pajaki string later on.
10 Next, tie another, shorter 50cm (19¾") length of string onto each of the ends of the string that are coming out from the centre of the hoop.
11 Thread one straw, one bunch of"confetti and then another straw onto each of the pair. Do this on each of the shorter pieces of string to create small pairs.
12 Now take one strand from each pair and knot together, splitting the pair. Knot the right hand strand from one pair with the left hand strand from its neighbour.
13 Knot securely, then thread both strands that are now tied together through one bunch of confetti and one straw.
14 Repeat this process on all your pairs until you're left with four or five single lengths made from the original two strands. Tie all these together underneath to close the pajaki chandelier. Now you're ready to start adding more decoration – we began by sticking washi tape all around the outside of our hoop, then we added paper tassels, more garlands (made by threading mini pom poms between single bits of"confetti) and paper circles with pom pom centres.
We're throwing a party just so we have an excuse to make loads of these beauts.