My DIY Pinterest board is full of ideas that take days to make. I like to Pin ideas, let it marinate for a good few days, weeks, months, or even years, and then make the project. This bad boy? Super easy, took no time at all, and has added a little sparkle to my yard. Who says you need the chandelier to be over a table? Just hang in a tree and enjoy!
Make this super adorable shabby chic lace mini chandelier for your home, or to jazz up your yard. If you love the look of wind chimes, but don’t like the sound of them, this is perfect for that down-home porch-feel look – without the noise.
What you’ll need:
Step 1. Grab your embroidery hoop, using a small one if making a mini chandelier, or a large one if making a normal chandelier. I chose the mini one for this project as I wanted it to go with my relaxing sitting area and not take over.
Step 2. Cut your fabric into strips. Don’t worry if some are fatter or longer; you can cut them to match after, or leave them willy nilly. The best part about shabby chic? If it’s not perfect, it makes it even better!
Step 3. Loop the fabric over the embroidery hoop and knot it once (or twice if it isn’t thick fabric), much like you’d do if tying a headband or string on a package. For my stiffer lace, I didn’t loop it. Instead, I knotted it at the top, cutting off the shorter end.
Step 4. Continue knotting your fabric until you have the embroidery hoop as full as you want it to look. It will look pretty sparse on the top, but once you hang it up, the fabric will fall and look full. Hold it up every so often to make sure you’re not adding more when you don’t need to.
Step 5. Wrap twine around the embroidery hoop in four places and knot it twice at the top to keep it in place. I used white twine because it went better with the colours I chose and I had some lying around, but regular twine will look great, too!
Step 6. Tie all of your pieces of twine together at the top, making a thick knot, taking care to make them even. Wrap a new piece of twine around the knot, tying in place, so you can use this one to hang your chandelier up.
Step. 7 Hang from a tree, post, roof, whatever spot that works best for you!