DIY FRINGE CHANDELIER
Hey guys! Erin from Berin Made is back with another adorable DIY for us today! Don’t forget if you’re loving her DIYs to check out her brand new book, Paper Parties, here! For now though, let’s learn how to make this beautiful fringe chandelier!
This Anthro-inspired fringed chandelier channels boho-chic and sweetness in equal parts. It would look amazing decorated with fresh flowers at a wedding reception, or used in a baby nursery! To get its full tasseled look does take some time and patience, but the results are impressive and well worth the effort!
YOU WILL NEED:
- Pom Pom ribbon (2 meters)
- Two sizes of wooden hoops
- PVA glue
*To make the tassels…
- Yarn (2 colours, 1 spool each)
- Shoe Clips (can also be substituted with hair clips)
- Glue Gun
Start by cutting out a rectangular piece of cardboard about of 21 cm by 5 cm. This cardboard piece will help you in making the tassels as uniformly as possibly.
Cut out a 40 cm long strand from the yarn. Then, wrap it around the cardboard 15 times length-wise. Afterwards, slide the looped yarn out from the end of the cardboard.
Slide a piece of yarn about 15cm long half way through the looped yarn near one end. Tie a knot around the looped yarn to form the yarn from which the tassel will hang from the chandelier, called the tassel-hang. Cut out another strand of yarn about 20 cm and wrap it tightly about .5cm from the end of the tassel to form the top. Tie off securely and let the ends fall in shape with the rest of the tassel.
Now, it’s time to trim the ends! Using sharp fabric shears, slide one blade into the loop at the end, and cut the bottom to create separated strands for the tassel. Trim the ends to even out.
To assemble the chandelier…
Now that the hard part is done, it’s time to assemble! Take out the outer part of the embroidery hoop. Wrap the tassel-hang around the hoop and tie a double knot to secure. Keep wrapping the excess yarn continuously to create a space between each tassel.
Trim the tassel ends to make sure they are all even.
To assemble the hoops together, cut 6 lengths of yarn exactly 20cm long. Tie one end of each strand with double knots at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 o’clock positions, with the strands coming into the centre.
Position the smaller hoop into the bigger one, placing it exactly in the centre. Double-knot the other end of lengths of yarn at the 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 o’clock positions, making sure the distance stays the same all around. When it’s all secured, you can now pick up the top hoop with the bottom smaller one tiered centrally underneath it.
To hang the chandelier, cut 6 pieces of yarn 1m long, and tie one end of each strand at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 o’clock positions with double knots, with the strands coming into the centre. Gather up the strands and lift the chandelier, adjusting each strand to make sure the top hoop is level. When you are happy with it, tie together all the strands with a knot to hang.
Almost there! Add the final touch by gluing a string of pom pom ribbon at the top with hot glue.
Credit: Photos by Jason To; Creative Direction by BerinMade; Craft assistance by Megan Tan
Erin Hung is the creative director of award-winning stationery company BerinMade, and the author of “Paper Parties”. Having spent the better part of a decade designing wedding stationery for the world’s most discerning brides, she knows a thing or two about throwing a real good party. She’s hosted craft workshops all over the world, from Lane Crawford in HK to West Elm in London, and you may even have seen her on TV on Kiristie’s Handmade Christmas on Channel 4.