Pinterest Round-up: Paper Chandeliers

Paper chandeliers (and some pom-pom varieties) are popping up on all my favorite Pinterest bulletin boards. They are so celebratory, so cheerful. I can imagine the paper creations draped decadently all over my apartment–or the big-windowed, high-ceilinged library where I work. The chandeliers are pajaki, literally “spiders of straw,” a holiday folk art that originated from the Lowicz region of Poland.

I found a DIY from A Beautiful Mess. The instructions call for wooden straws, which seem hard to find, but apparently Swedish straws will do–you can purchase them at Imagine Childhood.

The super-fun pom pom chandelier comes from Small for Big, which offers complete DIY instructions.

Or you can buy one! They ain’t cheap but would make a happy purchase, I’m sure. I found some on Ebay for $150 or at the Polish Art Center for $125.