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It’s birthday week around here. Matt and I share a birthday and are both turning 35 this year. It seems like we just turned 30 yesterday! While we won’t be having a full on birthday bash this year (because of this) celebrating in small ways like a breakfast treat, a night out on the town, and this fun party chandelier sound just about right.

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Whether the celebration at hand is for a little one or a more grown up birthday gal everyone loves a colorful and thoughtful birthday display. Alyson made this one for us out of crepe and fringe with number balloons front and center. The chandelier is an easy way to put a major color punch into the next special day.

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To make this fringe paper chandelier you will need:

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Fringe Paper Chandelier

  1. Cut the tissue paper or bunting fan garland into strips about 12” long. I liked using the bunting fan because it ripped down the seam perfectly and had a few layers to dishevel for a fuller effect and less work.
  2. Using the hot glue gun, wrap the tissue strips around the hoops and dab on a little glue. Repeat until the hoops are fully covered.
  3. Cut strips in half and flip around to separate the pieces and to create a fuller look.
  4. Attach the smaller hoop to the large hoop with the clear string and hang up.
  5. Add the Honeycomb balls to a string and hang from the center of the chandelier.
  6. Add the numbers to the honeycomb string with tape or thread the top part of the balloon.

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And there you have it… Turn 35, 65, or 5 in colorful party style!

(Project styling + Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Alyson Lott).