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DIY Chandelier Decorations from the South
DIY Chandelier Decorations
Crafts for the Holidays
If you are anything like me, you thrive in the holiday season. I can barely wait to set up my tree, hang the lights, and scatter decorations around the house- but there can always be more! Sometimes you can get caught up in the season and decorating, and a few hundred dollars later... oops! So, I have come up with ways to create decorations around my home and outdoors that are cost efficient and, if I do say so myself, beautiful!
The first craft that I worked on was inspired by watching a show on HGTV when a designer created her own tree topper. I took that idea and changed it to ornaments to hang from my dining room chandelier.
Here is all that you need (and can get from Hobby Lobby!):
- Floral arrangement foam balls (not Styrofoam- it may be too hard) ($3 each)
- Various Ribbons (On sale at $3-4 each)
- Various beads, feathers and sequins ($2 a bag)
- Tiny pins used in sewing ($1.25)
- Large, flat topped, two-pronged floral pins for fastening ribbons that support the ornaments on the tops ($2 a bag)
- Hot glue gun (already had!)
TOTAL COST for ALL SUPPLIES: $42.25 ------ COST PER ORNAMENT: $8.45 (Try finding something this unique for this price!!)
You can use either the pins or the glue gun for tacking down the ribbons, but I suggest using the pins for the sequins because they will melt. I also found various items that I had from past crafts that I have done and added them into the individual ornaments, so see what you have around the house and get to crafting!
Gold and Green Sequins with Red Ribbon
This green and gold sequin ornament was made by pressing the sequins into the floral foam sideways in a linear pattern. You can add your own touch by creating a pattern out of the sequins (circular, up and down, etc.).
All Green with Bows and Glittery Red Sprigs
For this one, I first pushed the glittery, red sprigs into the bottom of the foam ball. Next, I wrapped the foam ball with green ribbon one loop at a time and then pinned each section down (can also hot glue). The silver snowflakes are sequins that are pinned in at random.
Green, Red, Sequins, and Feathers, oh my!
This ornament was a combination of items I already had and bought. I had some elastic black sequin band that is wrapped around the center, a brown feather decal that I hot-glued to the bottom (Also from Hobby Lobby), the silver sequins were pinned around the top, the green ribbon was cut in strips and hot-glued, and then it was topped off with red ribbon in a bow on the top.
Red Ribbons and Pearls
This may be the easiest of them all. Wrap the ribbon around, glue pearls at the top and thread pearls in at the bottom. Piece of cake!
Talk about taking some time! This one I did rings around and around (spiraled around until reaching an end) of one color, then went back around in the same pattern with another color and so on...Next I took a tiny ornament from a small tree that I have and fastened it to the bottom. It may have taken a while but it sure is pretty!