Yes, pretty things can come from humble materials!  This chandelier by Jamie from The Letter 4 is a similar idea to a faux capiz shell chandelier in its use of wax paper circles, but it has a playful, colorful twist:  crayon shavings!  It’s the perfect addition to a nursery or child’s room, and they can even help by sharpening their crayons.  This reminds me of “stained glass” art that I used to make with wax paper and crayon shavings when I was a kid, and it was always one of my favorite activities!  [how to make a wax paper and crayon chandelier][via Dollar Store Mom]

Project estimate:

  • Wax paper, on hand or $1
  • Lamps shade frame or wire basket, $1 and up
  • Crayon shavings, on hand
  • Iron, on hand
  • Thread, on hand

Total:  $1 and up