Nice Stems: DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

by Chelsea Costa

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I came across the most incredible flower market. It was floating in the middle of the Amsterdam canals, and the shops there had rows and rows of dried flowers hanging upside down from the ceilings. I thought it was the coolest thing I’d seen in a long time, and I came back home wanting to experiment with upside down flowers! So what better to do than make a floral arrangement that you can hang?! This little flower chandelier is perfect for hanging over the dinner table, in an entry way or any place that needs a little brightening.

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

  • Long floral stems, like these Snapdragons and Bells of Ireland
  • Inner ring of a 10″ embroidery hoop
  • Washi tape
  • Clear thread
  • Needle
  • Small metal ring or clip
  • Scissors

Start by wrapping the embroidery hoop in washi tape. Wrap the tape around until the plain hoop is covered with your favorite washi color.

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

Next, clear the leaves from the stems of your flowers. Then trim each stem to about 4″ from where the blooms end.

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

Thread a needle with clear thread. Insert the needle through the end of the first stem. Pull the thread all the way through.

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

Tie the thread around the embroidery hoop so that the flower hangs a little below the hoop. Secure with a double knot and trim the ends of the thread. Continue in this way until you’re happy with the amount of stems tied to your hoop.

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

Cut three long pieces of clear thread. Tie them around the hoop equidistant from each other so that the hoop is supported at three points. Bring the three pieces together at the top and tie them to the metal ring or clip, being sure that the hoop of flowers stays level. This will ensure that the chandelier hangs evenly.

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

Hang your chandelier wherever you like! These would be perfect for a Mother’s Day or Easter brunch. Ours stayed fresh for a full day, so you can make it in the morning and enjoy it all day long! xoxo

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

[Photos by Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion.]

Sources -
Stork Scissors from Gingher
Embroidery Hoop from Joann Fabrics

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Comments

sonia

This is genius!

This is AWESOME!!! Would be great for a wedding too!!!

Such a beautiful idea! I can’t wait to try it, although it will be awhile until we have enough blooms to do it with. I’ve featured this entry on our 1st Day of Spring Roundup: http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/14-ways-to-celebrate-spring-equinox-2014.html

I love these…sooo gorgeous and perfect for spring!

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