Do you remember McKenna’s mobile and the Fall leaf mobile/wind catcher I made last year? Well this is similar, except I’m using hearts and I’m calling it a chandelier. I found these cute paper doily hearts in the cake decorating area in Wal-Mart. Everything else I already had on hand. Ignore that pink ribbon, I decided not to use it.
Fold all the hearts in half to make them more dimensional. You’ll be putting 2 hearts together, back to back, and threading them on together.
Cut a length of fishing line. Thread the fishing line through a hole towards the top of the heart and one towards the bottom. Tie a knot or two at the bottom of the heart to hold it in place. I didn’t use any adhesive, just the knots to hold them.
Take 6 pieces of fishing line. Thread 3 double hearts onto each piece of fishing line. I would have done more, but the doilies come in packs of 12 and I only bought 1 package of each color.
Tie them all on the hoop, evenly spaced. Then cut off 6-8″ lengths of tulle and tie around the hoop. I tied on 8 pieces between each section of hanging hearts. Oh, and use the tulle to make a loop to hang the chandelier from.
Ta-Da! Isn’t she lovely?
And so Valentinesy!
Here’s the hoop part finished. I should have spray painted it white.
And some more pictures.
I think I like the pink one’s best.
It’s hanging in the dining area from a real chandelier.
I tied a bead to the bottom of each strand of fishing line for weight. I’m happy with how it turned out .
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Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville
Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Victory Of The Week at Design-aholic
Creative Cats at Poppies at Play
Saturday Nite Special at Funly Junk Interiors
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Make It For Monday at Cottage Instincts
Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered
DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land
Trash to Treasure at Reinvented
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family