Crafting / Love

DIY: Heart Chandelier

One of my mom’s best friends from childhood is an amazingly-crafty person! While I’ve not met her, I’ve learned so much about her and her crafting abilities from my mom who just raves about her talents. Proof of her abilities are below – a heart-chandelier that she made for her granddaughters nursery. Cute, huh?!

I asked my mom how she did it and this is what she told me. I might have to figure out a way to incorporate this into my wedding reception decor!

1. Take a yardstick and cover it in fabric, ribbon or even washi tape :: really, whatever you choose. Basically you just want to have something colorful that disguises that you’re using a yardstick!

2. Using a heart shaped die-cut, punch out a whole bunch of hearts in various colors. From the picture it looks like you’ll want between 60-100 hearts :: it all depends on how many and how long your want each chandelier strand.

3. Line up the hearts in rows :: around 15-20 hearts per strand.

4. Using either your sewing machine or hot glue gun, sew or glue 15-20 hearts to create a strand. You’ll notice in the picture that she had the strands vary in length which I really like. So, perhaps do some with 15 hearts, some with 18 and others with 23 or so.

5. Take your fabric covered yardstick and hot glue the strands to the back of the yardstick.

6. Secure yardstick to wall with two nails or hang from the ceiling.

7. Admire!

HeartStrandChandelier

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