This is the last DIY from our Love, Food shoot, and it's a biggie - in impact, not effort. Nothin' classes up a dining experience like a grand chandelier, no? Why not impress your lover with a little DIY chandelier?
- Card Stock - We used pinks and reds and mint.
- 2 Craft Rings of Different Sizes - We used one 14" ring and one 10" ring.
- Jewelry Wire
- Jewelry Line
- Hole Punch
Putting It All Together: For the outer-most tier of the chandelier, begin by cutting out Ls and hearts and Vs and Es in all three colors -- pink, red, and mint. They don't have to be perfect.
Punch a hole in the top of each of the letters and attach a piece of jewelry wire. Wrap the ends of the jewelry wire around the 14" craft ring. Don't try to straighten the wire. Just leave it slightly coiled and springy, and let the lengths of the wire vary from letter to letter.
For the inner-most tier of the chandelier, cut out all different shapes and sizes of hearts from the mint green card stock only. Punch a hole in the top of each heart.
Tie a piece of jewelry line to each heart, and then tie the ends of the line to the 10" craf ring. For this tier, keep all the lines the same length.
Finally, to hang your chandelier, evenly spread out all the letters and hearts. Then, attach three, evenly-spaced strings of equal length to each of the two rings. Place the inner tier into the outer tier. Gather the ends of all six strings, and tie them up, ensuring the rings hang level. Now hang it from a tree or a ceiling. Whatever works!