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There are loads of decorative DIY crafting ideas out there but sometimes they catch our eye and we think are worth sharing.

DIY paper orb lightsThis one is not a difficult one to achieve but the result is a beautiful paper light shade which would make a great piece whether it is used as a light or not. You can see more pics on and there are full instructions. These were made by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus.

The idea is simple – take a regular paper lantern type shade, then glue gun white paper cupcake cases all over the surface. Follow this by glueing smaller decorative petit fours papers inside each one – the ones shown in the pictures are ideal as they give a lovely anemone look to the shade.

Detail of paper orb lights

If you need some advice on using a glue gun, take a look at our project which explains what they are and how to use them safely. A glue gun is a great help when doing craft projects but must be used with care as they do get very hot!

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