Upcycling Coffee Filters Into A Pendant Light

10/11/2011 09:21 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Photo by Parlour Home

In Random Recast, I find new ways to upgrade the ordinary things in our lives. And this week, it's all about coffee filters.

So, how's this project for impressive? Here, the designer behind Parlour Home takes an incredibly ordinary (some might go as far as to say boring) oversized paper pendant light and transforms it into a spectacular focal point using...wait for filters. Lots of them. For this lantern, about 500. (Luckily coffee filters are cheap.)

To create the pendant, she essentially crumpled up the coffee filters and attached them to the lantern using hot glue. The key is to make sure they are nestled tightly, to give that intensely ruffled effect.

For the complete tutorial, visit Parlour Home.

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