Paper Hearts Chandelier

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 .

{ 23 comments… add one }
  • Brittany February 10, 2010, 10:58 pm

    so cute, i love v-day decor!

    stop by my goodwill goodies blog party every wednesday!

  • Someday Crafts February 10, 2010, 11:48 pm

    That’s really cute! You always have such great ideas. How do you do it with so many kids and responsibilities? You are AMAZING!

  • Treasia February 10, 2010, 11:51 pm

    That’s really cute and so frilly. I love this idea. It turned out beautiful.

  • Mimi February 11, 2010, 7:31 am

    Love your heart chandelier!

  • Brooke February 11, 2010, 7:53 am

    What a cute idea. So creative and fun.

  • Carmie February 11, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Just lovely (and dreamy).

  • Julie February 11, 2010, 1:48 pm

    Oh that is just too too pretty for such a simple craft. I love it. Especially the tulle makes it look dreamy.
    You did GREAT. It’s inspiring! I had to go back and see what you did to get the hearts to stay in place. (knot) Thanks for the tutorial! Have a happy valentines.

  • kirstin February 11, 2010, 2:52 pm

    What a terrific idea!
    If you’re interested, tomorrow we have a friday fun find party that we’d love for you to link up to!

  • Southern Fried Gal February 11, 2010, 3:03 pm

    What a sweet project!

  • lori February 11, 2010, 7:22 pm

    i love it… so pretty and Valentiney…

    Thanks for joining me for another great party at “Get Your Craft on Thurs.” Please join me next week for another wonderful party..

    Please stop by for a big annoucement Tuesday, the 16th. I’m so excited I’m about to bust…

  • Janelle February 11, 2010, 11:39 pm

    What a pretty idea! I always love when you can use what you have on hand. I might even be able to pull this one off.

  • Sonja February 12, 2010, 2:58 am

    Such a sweet and simple idea. I like the way you are hiding the circle with the tulle. I wish I could get my hands on some heart shaped doilies. I can see tons of possibilities for them.

  • Hootin' Anni February 12, 2010, 4:39 am

    What a great idea!!!

    My Show n Tell “Is HERE“.

    Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend!

  • Andy Porter February 12, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Your house must just be cute all the time! You have such fun ideas!

  • Tracy February 12, 2010, 5:51 pm

    What a sweet idea! Very creative and fun.

    ~ Tracy

  • PlantSome@Lakewood February 13, 2010, 4:51 am

    This is really sweet!
    Cindy at Lakewood

  • Victoria February 13, 2010, 1:22 pm

    That is really pretty! I love it!

  • Lara Harris February 13, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Very sweet!…If you are still looking to find Flea Market Style Magazine I am doing a GIVEAWAY on my blog along with a print of mine 🙂

  • denisemarie-bloomin February 15, 2010, 6:35 am

    really fun and sweet!!

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage February 16, 2010, 10:40 am

    So cute!!! Great job!

  • Emily N February 16, 2010, 1:14 pm

    ohhhh… so flowy, romantic and down right pretty! I LOVE it 🙂

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”

  • Sara February 16, 2010, 7:43 pm

    Those are so pretty, I love them!

  • Heather@ My Frugal Family February 22, 2010, 7:11 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

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