How to Make a Tulle Chandelier

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Create a beautiful decoration for any special celebration from some tulle ribbon and fabric. The tulle ribbon is attached to a hula hoop for a giant party decoration, or to a wire circle in the size of your choice for a smaller decoration for the ceiling. Embellish the tulle chandelier with elegant looking tulle flowers to complete the chandelier, and hang it low on the ceiling so it will be noticed by all of your guests.

Things You'll Need

  • Hula hoop (or floral wire)
  • 6-inch-wide tulle ribbon
  • Tulle fabric
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Lay the hula hoop on a clean, flat surface. If you do not have a hula hoop, or it is too large for your project, cut a piece of floral wire and twist the ends together to make the circle for the chandelier.

  • Cut several 18-inch-long strips of the tulle ribbon. You will need two strips for every inch of the circumference of your hula hoop or wire circle.

  • Fold one strip of tulle in half and then slide it over the hula hoop or wire circle. Knot the ends of the tulle to keep it attached to the circle. Repeat to attach the next strip of tulle and then press the two pieces together as tightly as you can. Repeat to add strips of tulle all the way around the circle.

  • Cut 10 circles of tulle fabric to make a tulle flower. Begin with an 8-inch circle and make each circle progressively smaller by about 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

  • Lay the circles on top of each other with the largest at the bottom and smallest at the top. Sew a stitch through the center of the layers.

  • Pinch the bottom center of the circles to make a cupped shape and sew through the pinched bottom to hold the shape. Leave a length of thread, about 12 inches long, attached to the flower.

  • Make about 20 more tulle flowers. Cut the thread at the end to various lengths.

  • Slide the thread at the end of one flower onto a sew needle and then sew a few stitches through the end of one tulle strip attached to the hula hoop or florist circle. Knot the thread to the tulle. Repeat to attach each of the flowers and complete the tulle chandelier.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not have a chain attached to the ceiling for the chandelier, cut a long piece of ribbon and tie each end to opposite sides of the chandelier. Screw an eye screw into the ceiling and hang the ribbon onto the screw.

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References

  • "Bouquet Chic: Wedding flowers"; Kimberly Aurora Kapur; 2008
  • Photo Credit Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images
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