Super Simple Ribbon Chandelier Tutorial

ribbon chandelier

I absolutely LOVE these ribbon chandeliers.  They can be used for party decorations *wink wink* or even home decor for a nursery or girl’s room.  I will be using this one for a “Little Ballerina” baby shower.  Honestly, I will probably end up in my girlies’ room after the party because I love it so much!

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Here is what you will need: 

A base – I used a 12 inch brass ring (I found this at Joanns next to the dream catcher stuff) You can definitely use an embroidery hoop in the size of you choice (they are much easier to find).  Keep in mind that if you do a larger base that you will need more ribbon.

Ribbon! And lots of it! I used 94.5 yards of ribbon for this one.  This is where this project can get expensive.  I highly recommend to buy in bulk here.  You can get ribbon in bulk at papermart.com.  You will find through this blog that I just love getting my bulk supplies from Paper Mart and they aren’t even paying me to say that.  I also found some of this ribbon at a fabric store where you can purchase by weight, which can also get you a great deal.

3 yards of ribbon, string, or yarn to hang

Scissors

Let’s get Started:

This is one of those projects that you can do anywhere.  So tie your chandelier while you are watching your littles play in the backyard, while sitting in the passenger seat on a road trip, or on the bus if you’re that daring.

I wanted my chandelier to hang pretty long so I cut all of my ribbon pieces to 1.5 yards.  I cut an even amount of each type of ribbon except my lace ribbon.  I cut double of the lace ribbon because I wanted that to stand out more and add texture to the whole chandelier.  For the 12 inch base I used 63 pieces of ribbon.  My ribbon width varied from 1.5 inches to .5 inch.  If you use all wide width ribbon you will need less than 63 pieces. Here is the mess of ribbon I had when I was done cutting.  Don’t worry about having super clean ends for your ribbon, we will take care of that later.

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This ribbon is super simple! All you do is loop, swoop, and pull.  Over. And over. And over.

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The key is to loop, swoop, and pull in the same direction so the top of your chandelier looks uniform.  I always put my ribbon under my base with the loop on the outside of my circle and swooped the ends of my ribbon over and through.  It does not matter which way you do it, just do it the same for the whole chandelier.

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Once you have filled your base, it is time to tie your ribbon or material of choice to hang.  To do this – you guessed it – loop, swoop, and pull!  This time just do it in the opposite direction that you have been tying this whole time.  Take your 3 yards of material and cut into three 1-yard pieces.  Then tie on the base evenly spaced.

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Now you will bring all of those pieces to the middle to tie all together so you have a place to easily hang your masterpiece!

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Ok, now hang it up and start trimming your ribbon ends.

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Ta Da! Easy. Quick. Gorgeous!

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  1. Laura says:

    I have wanted to make one of these for a long time. So pretty!!! I think this is top on my list for my next party 😉

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