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March 2, 2012

Shabby Fabric Chandelier



I have been thinking about a light fixture for my bedroom for awhile now. Right now, it is
just a plain white ceiling fan, but I wanted something more unique than that.

As I was browsing through ideas for a DIY chandelier, this beautiful photo caught my eye.
I loved the look of this shabby chic style fabric chandelier-and I hear this particular
one is located in Paris. And, I was inspired to make something like this for my 
bedroom-but on a much smaller scale. 

So, I went to Scrap for Art (my favorite scrap supply store) and looked to see what I could find.

 I was so excited it cost me only $6 to fill up my bag with everything I'd need to create one
of these cool light fixtures. 

Here's what I used for my project: 

- embroidery hoops in 4 different sizes
-scraps of fabric in 4 different colors and textures
-low temp glue gun
-ribbon
-fabric scissors
-thread

First, I cut strips of fabric about 2 in. wide and 12 in. long, not
worrying about them being perfect-the shabbier the better.


Then, I hot glued the strips next to each other onto each embroidery 
hoop. 


Then, I tied 4 even lengths of thread around the largest hoop to 
connect it to the next smallest hoop, and repeated until all hoops
were connected. (Wire would also work for this).

Finally,  I glued ribbon to the edge of the largest hoop to cover over
the tops of the strips where they were glued to the hoop.



And I was done! 



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I plan on hanging my chandelier in my bedroom after removing the 
fan blades of an outdated ceiling fan. I was happy that chandelier
inspiration led me to come up with a really thrifty and artistic solution
to updating my lighting. Not bad for only six dollars, huh? 

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5 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to make one of these, but they seem a little intimidating ;) THANKS for sharing!

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    1. They aren't too hard, just a little time consuming to cut the strips-which could be made quicker by using ribbon. The trickiest part is attaching the string or wire at different lengths. Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Very cute! I've been trying to figure out how to make a chandelier with embroidery hoops, hadn't thought of using fabric scraps. Saw you over at Funky Junk's party. :)

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