Sick of the shower posts yet? No? Great! This is a really good one. Out of all the decor for that party, this paper leaves chandelier was by far my favorite and the showpiece of the room. I love the natural versus metallic and geometric look and it fit the style of decor perfectly.
You will need:
- Gold metal hoop
- Leather cording
- Fishing wire
- Colored cardstock in green, cream, and pink tones
- Metallic cardstock
- Leaf patterns from Lia Griffith
- Cutting machine
- Glue gun
I grabbed these amazing and FREE leaf patterns from Lia Griffith. You can get them here. I added some octagons to the mix using both the pink and metallic rose gold cardstock.
Aren’t they beautiful? They look so life-like and delicate.
I used 2 equal sized pieces of the leather cording to tie on the hoop at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock areas. I then made a loop with another smaller piece of cording to connect the longer pieces. This is how the chandelier hung.
Now to begin adding the leaves and strings of octagons. Put a thin line of hot glue on the stem of each branch and jiggle the end of the fishing wire into it. Hold it there while it cools and then cut to the desired length. For the strings of octagons, sandwich the fishing line and hot glue between two matching pieces. Start at the end and work your way up every 1-3 inches. Double-knot them to your hoop. To secure add a drop of hot glue on top of each knot on the hoop.
Add in as many or as little as you would like. Utilize the different shades of cardstock and different styles of branches to make sure the details don’t get lost as they are so pretty!
Isn’t it gorgeous??? Not only would this work for a party, but it would make for lovely home decor.
Check out the rest of A Metallic Garden Bridal Shower here.