I've been making tissue pom poms for a while, as many of you have I'm sure, and must say this chandelier is a great way to extend your love of pom poms and paper art in an inexpensive and highly visual way!.
I'm thinking I'll make another 4 or five for Christmas drinks as we are having a Bollywood themed event this year so it will be all about bright colours and fun and these chandeliers will be perfect hung from tree branches or hung high in the centre of the courtyard...
At about $10 each these DIY chandeliers are worth their weight in gold... If you do make one I'd love to know how you go!.
Prepare your hoop, flowers and straws for assembling
1. To begin wrap your yarn around the wire hoop as shown below
2. Then prepare your flowers by layering at least 20 sheets of crepe and tissue paper cutting them into a circular shape and then cutting out rough petal shapes to give the flowers dimension. You could also use a circle cutter or round scallop edged punch which would automatically make flower shapes for you.
3. Cut about 15-20 straws into segments - I cut mine at about 1" lengths
4. Divide your hoop into four even segments and using your wire twist tie start at the first segment and attach the wire to the hoop.
5. Begin threading the straw segments and layered paper flowers alternating each time until you have achieved the desired length for your paper chandelier strands and attach the other end to the half way point on your hoop as shown in the image to the right (below).
6. Then repeat on the opposite side until you have completed the second stand and attach as seen below.
You can make your draped paper strands as long as you like.
7. Use a coat hanger to hang your top stands while you start on the bottom repeating the same process.
at this stage your chandelier is almost complete you simply need to add your tissue flowers for decoration
For my flowers I simple made 4 mini Martha Stewart tissue pom poms and attached them to the chandelier ... here's the how to... I used 6 sheets of paper cut into 10" x 5" rectangles.
Once your flowers are made use the wire tail attached in image 2 (above) and tie the flowers to your chandelier.. you can make as many as you like
and that is it!
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