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Feminine Ribbon Chandelier DIY

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Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs are here today with a beautiful ribbon chandelier DIY that would look great at a girl birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, or even as room decor.

Nothing says "feminine" like delicate ribbon and lace, and a ribbon chandelier is an easy and beautiful way to add an ethereal, shabby chic feel to your next event!

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

Supplies:
  • Large embroidery hoop
  • Small embroidery hoop
  • Assortment of ribbon and lace
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • String

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Directions:

1.) Take your large embroidery hoop and hot glue a 12 inch strip of ribbon to the hoop, leaving a small amount of ribbon at the top to wrap over the top of the hoop.

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

2.) Now glue down the excess ribbon by wrapping it and securing it to the interior of the hoop.

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

3.) Repeat the first step, alternating ribbon colors and textures, creating a pattern, until the entire hoop is covered.

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

4.) Secure a piece of ribbon around the inside perimeter of the hoop with hot glue, hiding any excess, uneven or frayed pieces.

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

5.) Take your string and simply knot it onto the hoop in 3 even spaces locations at the height you prefer.

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

6.) Pull the three pieces of string and knot them together, creating a perfect first layer to your chandelier!

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

7.) Repeat the previous steps for your second, smaller hoop.

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

8.) This should leave you with two hoops. Carefully, evenly space and attach the strings from the smaller hoop to the large hoop. Be sure to adjust the distance between the two levels, determining the overall length you would like your chandelier to be.

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

9.) Now you will have a lovely 2 tiered chandelier, perfect for your party. We chose to use our DIY ribbon chandelier to accent our Belle inspired princess party!

Feminine ribbon chandelier DIY tutorial, great party decor! | CatchMyParty.com

 

Thank you Kristen and Missy for your beautiful DIY. I definitely want to make a ribbon chandelier for my daughter's room. She would love it hanging above her bed.

To learn more about Missy and Kristen, please visit them at Sweetly Chic Events & Designs, and on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram. Party photography by Expressions by Nicole Marie.

{DIY} How to Make Beautiful Felt Acorns

My friend, Nicole, and the creative mind behind Tikkido and Tradewind Tiaras is one of our newest Catch My Party contributors, welcome Nicole!

Nicole is not only a gifted pastry chef, but also makes some of the most inventive crafts. Here she is sharing how she made these beautiful felted acorns that would be perfect for the coming seasons. 

Acorns made from felted wool balls are simple to create, and add a perfect autumnal touch to gifts, crafts, and fall decor.

Materials:

  • Wool Roving (I bought mine at a local yarn store, but it's easy to find online if you don't have a nearby supply)
  • A bowl of soapy water
  • Acorn caps (I bought mine from an Etsy seller -- there are many)
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
To make a felt acorn, you must first make a felted wool ball.   You can buy specialty equipment to do needle felting, but to make a felt ball, all you really need is soapy water and your hands.

First, pull off a chunk of your wool roving.  What's that, you ask?  Not being an avid knitter/textiles person, I had no clue, either. Wool roving is wool that has been cleaned, combed, and twisted ever so slightly into a big, fluffy rope.  Textile artists use this material to spin into yarn.  I use it to make fun gnome and Santa beards. And felt balls.

Wrap the fluffy wool into a loose ball.  Make it several times larger than you want your finished ball to be, because it will compress a lot.

Dip the fluffy wool ball into water with a few drops of dish-washing soap.  Roll between the palms of your hands.  The wool ball with compress, and the fibers will bind together, creating a much more solid, smaller felt ball.

Sometimes, I end up with cracks and crevasses in my felt ball, not exactly a nice ball shape.  When this happens, I simply take a very small, wispy piece of wool roving and wrap it around the outside of the ball.  Dip in the soapy water and continue rolling the ball with your hands.  The new layer of wool felts onto the surface of the ball and covers any imperfections that might have been there.

Squeeze out any excess water, and let dry overnight.

Once the felt balls have dried out completely, it's a simple matter to glue the acorn caps to the felt balls.  If you want to paint the acorn caps, it's best to do so before gluing the felt balls in place.  I used spray paint, but I think they'd be spectacular with glittered caps.  Something to remember for next fall!

And look how much they add to favor boxes, table settings, and fall decor.
 
Thank you, Nicole, the felt acorns are just exquisite... and so easy!!
 
To learn more about Nicole (who enjoys decorating cakes but not eating them, Irish dancing, public radio, Old English language and archaeology, and geekery of all sorts), visit her at Tikkido and Tradewind Tiaras.

{DIY} How to Make Vintage Paint Wine Bottles

Here's the latest DIY Wanessa of Wanessa Carolina Creations came up with. It's a great way to turn old wine bottles into beautiful conversation pieces! Wouldn't these be perfect as vases, centerpieces, or even to serve wine out of? 

Supplies
  1. Glass bottle
  2. Metalic spray paint (Krylon)
  3. Water spray bottle
  4. Twine
  5. Hot glue gun and glue

Instructions

  • First scrub off the labels. (My method is simple. I put the bottle under running water and scrape the label off with the back of a knife. Then I scrub the bottle with a sponge to get the rest of the glue and paper off.)
  • Dry the bottle and spray some water all over the bottle (not to much, just enough to look like sweat)
  • Spray the bottle with the first coat of paint, wait at least 30 minutes, and apply a second coat

The bottle will look like this!

  • When the paint is completely dry, start to wrap the twine around the middle of the bottle. To fasten, glue the twine with hot glue (just a little), then do the same on the bottle neck.
 

Your bottle will look like these, beautiful!

To add the monograms, I used this Martha Stewart Fancy Script Stencil Set, some black paint and done!
The Favor tags are part of the FREE Paisley Bridal Shower Printables I designed exclusively for Catch my Party!
Thank you, Wanessa. What I love about your crafts is how beautiful and unique they are.
To learn more about Wanessa and see more of her designs, please visit her blog, Facebook pageand Etsy shop. Also, if you haven't entered Wanessa's $120 custom party printable giveaway, head over and do so now, it's easy to enter!

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