DIY LOVE | Tissue Paper Fringe Chandelier… wedding + party + Easter Sunday approved! | by Lauren Elise Crafted

Hi Knotty Readers!

Lauren Elise here and today I am going to show you how to DIY-up some fringe for your wedding, party, Easter Sunday, or home.  Yes, fringe has been around for awhile but lately I’ve been seeing it used in all kinds of fresh and unique ways, especially here in the wedding industry.  But what truly makes fringe the perfect detail for a crafty bride is how super easy it is to DIY because of the ever-so-great invention of fringe scissors.  They’re pretty awesome!  Buy a pair and just try and resist the urge to fringe everything in sight.  It’s really hard.

I crafted a fringe chandelier and paired it with some Easter details to get us in the mood for Sunday.  The chandelier is made using only a few components, all of which are inexpensive and easily accessible.  Vary the colors of tissue paper based on your color scheme and create different sized chandeliers by purchasing large and small embroidery hoops.  Use the chandelier for your wedding or party but then transition it into your home.  I think it would be adorable in a kid’s room.

Excited to start fringing?  Here are the steps.  Enjoy!

Materials ::

○ embroidery hoop

○ needle-nose pliers

○ tacky glue

○ binder clips

○ tissue paper in 2 colors (I used a pack of 12 sheets per color)

○ jute twine

○ x-acto knife & metal edge ruler (optional)

○ fringe scissors (Martha Stewart makes a great pair)

○ velvet ribbon

Directions ::

○ Separate the two pieces of an embroidery hoop.  Use needle-nose pliers to flatten (as best you can) the two metal clasps on the outer ring {image A}.  Put tacky glue on the inner ring {image B} and then bring the two rings together.  Use binder clips to hold in place {image C} so that the glue can dry.  Let the hoop sit for 15-20 minutes and then remove the clips.

○ Spread a single sheet of tissue paper out flat on your work surface.  Put tacky glue along the outer edge of the embroidery hoop.  Glue the longer edge of the tissue paper to the outer edge of the hoop, wrapping the paper along the hoop’s entire circumference {image D}.  This will form a cylindrical funnel shape.

○ Cut a piece of jute twine.  Vary the length based on how far down you would like the chandelier to hang.  Punch a small hole through the tissue paper, pass the jute twine through it, and then tie the twine in a knot {image E}.  Do this on the opposite side of the hoop also.  Now the chandelier can hang from the twine {image F}.

○ Take a piece of tissue paper of the opposite color and glue along the circumference of the hoop, just like you did before {image G}.  You now have two pieces of tissue paper, of the same length, hanging from the hoop.  Do not worry if your tissue paper does not wrap around the entire hoop.

○ Take two pieces of tissue paper, one of each color, and cut 1.5” off of the shorter edge {image H}.  Use a little bit of glue to adhere the two colors of tissue paper together {image I} and then glue the set of paper to the embroidery hoop, the same way you did in the previous steps.  I varied the color of each layer, switching between the yellow and white.  Cut each layer 1.5” shorter than the layer before it to create the desired striped look.

○ Complete all of the layers of your chandelier (I did 10 layers) {image J}.  Then take your fringe scissors and start cutting the bottoms of each layer {image K}.  Don’t worry about cutting perfectly, mistakes will not be noticeable in the end.  Continue cutting all of your layers {image L}.  When you have finished with the cutting {image M}, glue a piece of velvet ribbon along the top of the chandelier to give it a more polished look {image N}.

♥ It has been a pleasure to be here with you today!  If you have any questions about anything I have made, please feel free to contact me through my blog.  I am also available to make anything you see.  I would love to craft something special for you!

xoxo!  – Lauren

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14 comments

  1. Katherine {flower & honey} on April 21, 2011

    This is just awesome :) i love the fringe on the egg! so fun!

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  2. Michelle Ellen Lee on April 21, 2011

    Are you serious? That chandelier was made from scratch? Incredible! It’s so cute.

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  3. Jenny @ Hank + Hunt on April 21, 2011

    I love fringe!!! Eeek! Fab yet again Lauren!

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  4. Luxury Monograms.com on April 21, 2011

    Adorable! So fun and festive.xx

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  5. This is amazing!! So creative and looks so fun! So perfect for easter or even a springtime wedding!

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  6. Alison on April 21, 2011

    Lauren, daahling. You outdo yourself each and every time. This DIY is so perfectly perfect! It’s always such a delight to have your amazeballs projects on TKB. Love you so much. :)

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  7. ginny on April 21, 2011

    omg i’m obsessed with my fringe scissors. what a great way to put them to use! thanks for this :)

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  8. the Perfect Palette on April 21, 2011

    all kinds of fun! love the pretty + bright color palette. very eastery :) Is that a word? ha ha. love it!!

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    • Loli on November 30, 2012

      Nov20Shiv Thanks for liking the blog Dan! The cotvnnnioeal idea of getting your child’s homework done is indeed not a worthwhile work. Consider these two scenarios:1. You diligently help your school going son to finish his homework. He finishes all his works and gets full marks from his teachers. But he doesn’t get to know anything about persistence, failure, survival because you never allowed him to test himself. You were always there for him. Years later he would find it difficult to survive on his own.2. You let him handle his own homework and problems. After all he is on his own in class, isn’t he? He makes mistakes, doesn’t get full marks from his teachers. But he learns the real lessons of life and became stronger than ever before. You made him a self sufficient individual by not helping him do his homework. Which scenario would you prefer?

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  9. Lauren Elise on April 21, 2011

    Thank you everyone! Your comments are all so sweet. I’m glad everyone is as big of a fringe lover as I am. :)

    And Alison, love ya dearie! One of my favorite things is creating amazeballs projects for you and your readers. I’m so thrilled to be collaborating with you.

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  10. Lena on April 21, 2011

    Oh my goodness, how sweet! Each detail is more perfect than the last!

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  11. Anna on April 21, 2011

    This rules so much. And I bet it would make the prettiest ever pinata (seems perfect for that!) :) Anyways, I love it.

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  12. Madison on April 22, 2011

    really pretty!

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  13. Stephanie @rhinspirations on May 2, 2011

    This is a really neat idea and pretty in this bright color!

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