About the Workshop
Jen shows how to make a sparkly chandelier out of packaging from ingredients you might use to make a cake, things you might take home from your friend’s party, or pretty much anything laying around after a party or celebration. This craft is inspired by Polish Pajaki (Pah-yonk-ee) which means ‘spider’ and is traditionally made from paper and rye straw.
a pair of scissors
a pair of wire cutters
a single hole-punch
a philly cream cheese container or something similar (you can make a really, really, big one from a basket or hula hoop!) you can also use any kind of bowl, basket or ring.
milk bottle lids-including the white seals (you can also use water bottle lids, any kind of lid).
drinking straws- plastic and/or paper
flour bag packaging or any other kind of sparkly paper, etc.
a $2 sparkly plastic table cloth from Kmart or a Hot Dollar store in the party section. I use reflective packaging too.
plastic raffia (available from Hot Dollar- in the tapes/strings/cable)
a piece of wire (the 1.57 mm PVC coated wire from Bunnings is best). I have used a pipe cleaner which was a little less rigid but ok to use).
I generally use whatever is available to me- so any kind of plastic packaging or colourful paper for the flowery bits.