I’ve been madly working on another project for yet another dessert table. Thought I would share as a sneak peak to wet your whistle! What we are making today is a Shabby Chic Fabric Chandelier!
Let’s get started!
First you will need to raid the remnant bin at your local fabric store. I gathered yellow and gray fabric of all different shades and textures.
Next, you will need three hoops of different sizes. I wanted mine rather large so I had to use two quilting hoops and one large embroidery hoop.
Don’t skip this part! You must iron all of your fabric. Lazy me likes to skip this part, and I’m telling it’s worth taking the time to iron the fabric! Not only does it make a huge difference when cutting the fabric, it also makes for a better final project.
I then cut the fabric into three inch strips.
And then into twenty-three inch strips. Why twenty-three? I don’t know, it looked good. All sizes should be based on your hoop size.
Separate your hoops.
Take the outer hoop and drape your fabric strips over the hoop. Making sure that they are even and spaced appropriately.
Replace the inner ring of the hoop. Adjust the fabric to your liking and then tighten the clamp.
Do the same thing with the remaining two hoops.
Next, you will need some floral wire and some wire cutters. You will need to wire the three hoops together. Start with the smallest hoop first.
Wrap the wire around the hoop and twist to fasten the wire to the hoop.
Do this two more times, evenly spaced around the hoop.
You will then need to measure up the wire about five inches. Twist again to make a shelf for the next hoop.
Place the next hoop on the “shelf” that you have created with the wire. Twist to secure the hoop. Repeat for the other two wires. With the same technique attach the last hoop.
Voila! You have a fun shabby chic fabric chandelier. Have I peaked your interest? The fabulous table that goes with this chandelier is coming up in the next few weeks. Gotta say, it’s going to be fun!!