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Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Time needed for project:
1 ½ hours
CELEBRATION CHANDELIER by: Dondi Richardson
Materials needed: FloraCraft®:
Design It:® 12”Wire Wreath Form
Design It:® Simple Style® 10” Decorative Mesh: Yellow and Orange Other Materials:
Ribbon: Coordinating Colors/Styles
Chenille Stems: Yellow or Orange Tools:
Secure chenille stems to wreath form on inside and outside rings, about 2-3” apart.
Gather the ends of both mesh colors together and secure the ends to the chenille stem on the outside ring of the wreath. Measure out about 10” from here and gather the mesh again at this point. Make a loop and secure the mesh again to the two inside rings of the wreath. Measure out another 10”, gather and make a loop. Secure the mesh again at the outside rings of the wreath. Be sure to crisscross the mesh each time you gather. This will keep the colors alternating as you go around the wreath form. Continue gathering and looping the mesh to completely cover the wreath. Secure the ends of the mesh to the wreath where you stop.
Cut long lengths of ribbon and tie them to the wire wreath evenly spaced. Allow the ribbons to hang from the chandelier at various lengths and cut the ends at an angle.
Tie four lengths of ribbon at the top of the chandelier and knot at the top for the hanger.