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How to make a Yarn Chandelier!
When I created my Party with Yarn my favorite piece, the centerpiece of the party was the Yarn Chandelier. I love how it turned out. It was much simpler than I thought it would be. To make a Yarn Chandelier the size of mine you will need:
4 skeins of yarn
(if you want 4 different colors, aside from the biggest hoop none uses an entire skein)
3 sizes of embroidery hoops (10″, 8″, 4″)
(I used the inside and outside pieces of the 4″ hoop separately)
This project is incredibly simple to create but it is pretty time consuming. I suggest picking out a movie to watch and enjoy it while you’re creating your yarn chandelier.
To hang your yarn chandelier you’re going to need to tie two pieces of yarn across the embroidery hoop. You don’t want these pieces tight (you can see in the photo they should be loose so they can hang straight). Then you’ll tie a longer piece of yarn to the two pieces of yarn where they meet in the middle.
Decide on the overall length you want your chandelier pieces to be and double that length as you cut each piece. I did 4 different lengths, as you can see they’re not all perfectly the same length and I was OK with that. If you’re not you’ll want to make sure you’re being exact with your measurements.
Fold your length of yarn in half and around the embroidery hoop loop the two ends through the top and pull tight (this process is shown on the video attached).
I found it easiest and that it looked nicest to hang each section of the yarn chandelier separately. A small tack worked well in the ceiling to hang each part of the chandelier.
I love how the yarn chandelier turned out. It was perfect and inexpensive as a centerpiece for the party and will look great as a decoration in my daughter’s bedroom as well.
To see a quick video instruction you can fast forward to the 2 minute mark.