Craft A Chandelier With Bohemian Appeal

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Boho chic is a familiar buzzword in the décor industry. From hippie style furniture to decor accessories, this look is very much in demand. So, why not create a chandelier with a bohemian appeal? Here’s how to go about it.

Materials Needed:

  • Large cardboard boxes
  • Utility blade or knife
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Yarn in shades of your liking
  • Twine
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Ruler or yardstick
  • Pencil
  • Extra scrap yarn and cardboard for tassels

Method:

Draw the shape of chandelier sides by using a pencil and a ruler. For a large chandelier, go for an ideal measurement of top 18.5” long, the bottom 8” long, and the width 2″.  You need to connect the lines at an angle.

Now, with the help of a knife and a ruler, cut the shape you have traced for the ‘sides’ from the cardboard. Repeat this step till you get total 12 pieces.

Now use the hot gun glue to layer 3 pieces on top of each other. Ensure that they are well arranged. Repeat this till you get 4 sides, each with 3 cardboard layers.

Trace 2 circles, each measuring 11 inches in diameter. Cut them carefully and glue them together. You need to draw another two circles measuring 6 inches in diameter. Cut and glue them together.

Using the ruler, find the 11 inch circle’s centre and trace a grid. Now draw another grid on the 6 inch circle. The cardboard sides will be attached at these end points. 

On the top of the cardboard sides, draw a line measuring 1.5 inches from the top.  Draw another line at the cardboard bottom, measuring 3.5″ inches from the bottom. Make a notch on those lines with the utility knife.

To the notches, apply hot glue and fix the sides to the circles.

When all the sides are fixed properly, move to wrap yarn on the chandelier.  To the cardboard end, apply glue and attach the yarn tip. Start wrapping the yarn around the cardboard till it gets fully covered. Follow the same on all the sides, top and bottom circles.

To add little visual interest, create yarn tassels to fix at the chandelier’s bottom. To do this, take a scrap cardboard measuring 4×8 inches, and tightly wrap the yarn around it.  To make wider tassel, wrap more yarn. Once you achieve a width of your liking, cut the end with scissors.

Cut 2 pieces of yarn, each measuring around 6 inches in length. Slip one of the 6 inch yarn pieces beneath the wrapped yarn against the cardboard. Tie a knot. Glide the yarn off the cardboard.

Now take the yarn loops and cut open the tassel bottom.

Tassels are done. You can now hang them.

Images are representational only

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