A few years back the playful Polish Pajaki chandelier was all the rage. At the time, I wanted to make one but never had the occasion! I was able to make a similar style chandelier for my job... which was great fun, but alas, not quite the Pajaki! I thought the cheerful folky craft would lend itself perfectly to the bright greens of St. Patrick's Day celebrations! This one is for all my Polish-Irish friends! (I'm convinced these would work for just about any fete! Check out Brittany's for Valentine's Day! Who can imagine a July 4th or Easter version? Melting pot, right?)
What you need: the inner circle of a large embroidery hoop - I used a 14" hoop, various beads - I used wood and green and white plastic, green straws, string, scissors, green honeycomb paper, green paper, hole punch, glue stick, hot glue gun
The fun thing about these... just about anything goes, use paper flowers, tissue paper tassels, pom poms - whatever you have! Add 6 or so strings to the hoop and adorn them with all your chosen goodies. I added paper "shamrock" shapes to mine.
To make the paper shamrock, cut about 2"x 2" square of paper. Fold it in half and in half again. Next, fold the small square into a triangle and cut a curve at the wider end. Unfold and add a small hole to the center with your hole punch.