Hi, my name is Kristina and I blog over at ReMadeSimple-where I focus on thrifty decorating and crafts by repurposing, recycling and revamping. I am happy to be guest blogging with Sarah today here at Renewed Upon a Dream. I can tell Sarah is a great person-she always leaves the nicest comments on my blog and she has a lot of great creative ideas too! She is sharing a cool mobile idea over at my site today and it's funny that we both used embroidery hoops for our projects and we didn't talk about it before hand!
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
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!
I plan on hanging my chandelier in my bedroom after removing the fan blades of an outdated ceiling fan. I was happy that my inspiring photo led me to come up with a really thrifty and artistic solution to updating
my lighting. Not bad for only six dollars, huh?
Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for checking out ReMadeSimple!
Yea! I love this project! It turned out lovely, I really like the pretty fabric scraps she used. This gives me an idea for something for my home... I have the perfect spot... love when I read a post that gets the wheels turning like this one. Thank you so much Kristina!!