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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!
- Large embroidery hoop
- Small embroidery hoop
- Assortment of ribbon and lace
- Hot glue gun
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.
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.
Acorns made from felted wool balls are simple to create, and add a perfect autumnal touch to gifts, crafts, and fall decor.
- 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
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!
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?
- Glass bottle
- Metalic spray paint (Krylon)
- Water spray bottle
- Hot glue gun and glue
- 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!