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 our festive home) celebrating in small ways like a breakfast treat, a night out on the town, and this fun party chandelier sound just about right.
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.
To make this fringe paper chandelier you will need:
- Tissue Paper (or bunting fan garland)
- Honeycomb balls
- Foil number balloons
- Tassel Garland
- Hot Glue Gun
- 24” Hoola Hoop
- 16″ wooden handmade embroidery hoop
- Clear String
Fringe Paper Chandelier
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut strips in half and flip around to separate the pieces and to create a fuller look.
- Attach the smaller hoop to the large hoop with the clear string and hang up.
- Add the Honeycomb balls to a string and hang from the center of the chandelier.
- Add the numbers to the honeycomb string with tape or thread the top part of the balloon.
And there you have it… Turn 35, 65, or 5 in colorful party style!
(Project styling + Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Alyson Lott).