Tuesday, November 1, 2011

DIY Ribbon and Lace Chandelier

When I started pinning, I thought it would be fun to complete many of the projects I've pinned. As usual, life got in the way and I've pretty much only made one thing so far. A ribbon chandelier.

This was my pinned inspiration:

And this is my version (the original is by a professional photographer...so please don't judge for my lack of ethereally beautiful photos like hers : )

The project was simple. Just buy a medium embroidery hoop, color coordinated ribbon, and lots of lace.

Then cut all your ribbon and lace to approximately the same length (I cut some too short to begin with, so make sure you like the length before you cut a bunch).

Tie the ribbon around the hoop until it's completely covered.

Leave a little extra length at the top of the knots so it creates a "crown" around the chandelier.

Hang and you're done!

I really like how it turned out. It will hang in my closet, but for the photos I hung it in our bedroom. I'll use pretty much any excuse I can get to take pics of the bedroom...my favorite place!

I didn't have quite as much gray ribbon as I should have, but it still looks pretty with all the different lace. It adds some unique and romantic texture to the space.

What have you been creating lately? Any fun projects you're working on?

{live beautifully}

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.


  1. This is so pretty Courtney! I think you did a great job. I want to make one now hehe

  2. Gorgeous - just like you!!!

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