We bought lots of different fabrics. Our goal was to each make 2 fabric chandeliers. To be honest, I didn't think we bought enough fabric. Here are the colors we bought.
Thank goodness for coupons!! Joann's let us use all of our coupons and we hit the jackpot with a 20% off your total purchase.
Now it was time to measure, cut, tear, and tie. First, we had to cut the edges. We decided we wanted our pieces to be 18 inches long (this allows for 9 inches on both sides once you tie). I measured and drew the lines on the fabric while Kristen and Jamie cut. This took awhile.
After we were done tearing our 2 inch strips, we soon realized we had WAYYYY too much fabric. Look at all of our fabric! Yikes!!!
Next, we played around with the strips to see which order we loved most. We made it easy and just put the piles in an assembly line.
Our burlap string was about 95 inches long. We each used 5 sets of strips. We had plenty to each make 2. Kristen and I ended up making one for the front of our desks. Here is the final product. Don't you just love?!
A little advice, if you make these you don't need that much fabric. If you're making one on your own, you probably only need a half a yard. You can also buy scrap pieces at any fabric store and Walmart.
Next week, I will be in Vegas at the I Teach 1st Conference. I'm very excited and will be blogging about my fabulous trip. Stay tuned...