Crafting by Brittany Jepsen
Craft assisting by Caitlin Watson
Interior design by Owens and Davis
See below for how to instructions and where to shop the materials
- Paper in shades of pinks, reds, and glitter!
- heart punch (I used this one)
- paper straws in shades of pinks and reds (here are some faves: red striped, pink striped, pink polka dots, baby pink polka dots)
- mint yarn and robin's egg blue yarn
- twine in white
- Biodegradable floral craft wreath form
- pink spray paint
- pink pom poms
- needle and thred
- hole punch
- glue gun
- pink/white baker's twine
- I spray painted my wreath form pink.
- Cut out the hearts with the heart punch. (I used this one and loved the heart shape and ease) I cut out a lot in various shades of pinks, reds.
- With part of the hearts, hole punch the center. These will be used for the top half of the chandelier. The rest you will follow the instructions below.
- Cut the straws in 3" sections for the top half of the chandelier.
- Make 8 tassels to hang from the chandelier in the mint. Secure it with a bit of robin's egg blue. I just tied a little bit around it a few times and then knotted it.
- Make the straw swags by cutting the straw into 3 sections: one big (about 2", one smaller about 1 1/2", and then the smallest (at about 1").
- Tie the yarn around each of the holes in the wreath form. Make sure it's a knot that is even so it won't tip.
- Leave enough yarn going through the hole so you can connect it up at the top. I left about 4' for good measure.
- Start on one strand by placing a straw onto the yarn on the base of the wreath form.
- Slip on a heart onto the straw. Continue all the way up. I added 16 straws and hearts per yarn strand.
- When all the strands are complete, knot them all at the top.
- To decorate the wreath form, I created a design with yarn from one hole to the next by wrapping around it in a fan design 5 times each. See below. I tied it tight enough so it didn' unravel, but if you feel like you need to hot glue it, do so.
- I added in a tassel at each straw point by using a larger piece of yarn and weaving under the yarn on the wreath form.
- Once you've punched out all your hearts, cut from the bottom of the year 1/2" and another heart from the top of the middle of the heart about the same length.
- Slide a piece of twine from the bottom of the incised heart.
- Tie the twine at the top of the heart. Leave about 5" at the top to be able to hang it on the chandelier.
- Insert the second heart piece from the bottom so that it forms the heart shape. I hung mine above the dip of each paper straw swag.
To make the paper straw swag:
- With the three various sized straw shapes, use a strong needle and thread and insert your way about 1/4" down and through the tops of each straw. We did 40 straws to form one swag leaving some thread on each side to tie it.
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