What a small world blogging can be!? I pinned this fabric chandelier by Harts Desire over a year ago when I was looking for ideas for Lily's first birthday (she's now two). I loved it but I ran out of time to make it and forgot about it. Recently, I saw the same chandelier on my favorite blog Under the Sycamore! It appears Sarah gave it to Ashley Ann as a gift. The timing couldn't have been better if I planned it! I'd purchased fabric to do a bunting in Lily's room but decided I wanted to do something different just wasn't sure what. This was perfect!
The project is super easy and it's great for scrap pieces of fabric.
- Fabric of your choice
- Scissors or rotary cutter
- Hot glue (fabric glue will work as well)
- Embrodiery or quilt ring (I reused a locking band from a coffee filter wreath I made last year that I wasn't super crazy about)
- String to hang it
- Cut strips of fabric 1/2-1 inch wide at varying lengths (16-22 inches long).
- Fold the fabric over the ring and glue it to itself or the ring. Continue to do this all the way around the ring. If you are using sheer fabrics, you may want to wrap the ring in a ribbon or piece of fabric to conceal the ring.
- Tie 3-5 10 inch pieces of string to the ring equal distance apart. (The larger your ring the longer the pieces of string need to be so that can meet at top.) Then tie all the pieces of string together 6-8 inches above at the chandelier to hanging purposes. Gotta love it! It's low cost and takes little time! Lily is developing an interest in fabrics (although she is currently using them to cover her babies or Baby Townes) so she loves to talk about the chandlier that hangs over her changing table.
I'm really hoping to share the tweaks in her room soon just trying to wrap up her frame gallery. Then it's a matter of catching good light (our house is naturally dark) and a clean room. She went from being our neat and sweet little girl to a little tornado with an attitude. We can always count on her to leave a mess of baby dolls, shoes and pink and purple lego blocks behind. Our little firecracker makes me smile!
Linking to: Young House Love and Bower Power Pinterest Challenge Tip Junkie, Savvy Southern Style, Shabby Creek Cottage, The Frugal Girls, Design, Dining and Diapers, Tatertots and Jello, I Heart Naptime, Made in a Day