Wallpaper lanterns are just another charming way to light the way to your husband-to-be.
Although I’m in the midst of planning my own wedding, when I see something adorable that doesn’t necessarily fit the ethos for my own celebration, I try to imagine who it could be for. And this one is for my best friend, Rachel.
Brought to us from Nicole from Flora Bond via Ruffled is this surprisingly easy tutorial for wallpaper lanterns that can adorn almost any nook or cranny of your big day. Hang them from trees for a funky surprise or even from the rafters of a older warehouse. Use any print or color paper and VOILA! instant eclectic design!
Here’s what to do:
1. “Roll out the wallpaper and cut out 33 – 6 ½” by 1 ¾” strips of wallpaper for your 6 ½” small hoop, 11 strips for each row.
2. If using a larger hoop you would just need to cut more until you have enough to fit around the top. You can make your strips thinner of thicker depending on the look you want, just add more or less strips.
3. Lay your 11 strips out under the hoop and then glue the top of each strip to hang onto the embroidery hoop. Next glue the rest of the 22 strips together to form tear drops.
4. Once they are all glued into a tear drop shape, glue two on each end of the connected loops all the way around.
5. Take out your torn fabric and loop it through the bottom layer. Once you have looped all the way around, pull the fabric tight and tie to hold the chandelier together.
6. You can then glue each bottom corner together until the chandelier holds a firm shape.
7. Now for the cording—Cut three equal lengths of cord. Roughly 14” – 20” depending on the size of your chandelier and one very long piece, 2 – 3 yards long .Tie each one to equal sides of the hoop. Hold your chandelier up by the cords, moving them around until you are centered, then quickly tie a firm knot in the center. Take your glue gun out plus left over ripped fabric and glue fabric around the knot so it will hold firm.
8. Look at your pretty chandelier! You can experiment with different sized strips to get a different look for you chandelier. All you have to remember is too add equal amounts of strips to each layer.”
Thank you to Ruffled for sharing such a unique and charming DIY for all those crafty brides out there.