Thursday, March 3, 2011

Flower Chandelier

Okay, if you actually read anything that I put on here you know how much I love flowers. I just love them! And because I am in the process of creating (if that is what you want to call it) my girls room I saw this from Angie at the Country Chic Cottage and fell in love! I had seen it in the PB catalog and thought it would be fun to make, but she just makes it so simple that I had to do it!

I did a few things different so I will give you my simple tutorial so that you can make on for yourself!

I own a Big Shot by Sizzix - now I don't use it nearly often enough, but it sure came in handy here. And it is quite sturdy. Here is Thing #5 standing on it - this is what happens at my house when I turn around for more fabric.

I raided my stash of fabric for all the white remnants that I had. There were some with patterns and some plain. I cut them into roughly 3 inch squares. I then used my flower - build a flower die cut (well I only used on of the dies on the pad) and I proceeded to cut a ton of flowers out. This was actually not very hard, depending on the fabric I could cut 6-8 pieces at a time. And my girl wanted to help, so I let her. I ended up cutting about 300.

This is a small pile of them about 100 - and it took 20 minutes to do all of these.

I then took three different sized embroidery hoops and painted them white, tried to tie them together. This proved to be the hardest part of this whole project. But I finally got it done!

After that I sewed my flowers into one big row, one after another. I did not get a picture of this, but you can look at the chandy and see what I mean. I actually did this at several different times because my kids were home from school and at our house after school is chaotic.

The next part was easy, I just started gluing the flowers to the hoops and then cut them to the desired length I wanted. and then you end up with this beautiful thing!

I have it hanging in my living room right now because I just love the way it looks. I told my girl that I would move it to her room when I put her bed up there. Isn't that the prettiest thing you ever saw?! I just love it, it is so girly and fun. I am hoping that it will be one of those things that she does not grow too old for, and if by chance she does, then it will be mine!

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38 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so pretty! What a great idea. I bet you could sell them for a pretty penny!

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  2. LOVE it! I think I shall make one for my daughters room. She spends her life pretending she is a princess, she doesn't really need anymore encouragement like this kind of decor in her room but I can't resist- it's way too cute!

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  3. I LOVE THIS!!! You did a fabulous job!! :) I am so glad I could help you out with the tutorial!! They are not hard to make it just takes a little time! :)

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  4. Gorgeous! I don't think I'll show my daughter, she would want one!

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  5. WOW!!! It's absolutely beautiful!!

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  6. This is beautiful! What little girl wouldn't love this in her room. What a dreamy decoration! I loved this idea so much I shared it on my Friday Favorites post over at Calico and Cupcakes. Thank you for sharing such a creative idea!

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  7. How pretty!!! I love how it turned out.

    PS: Today is the last day to enter my first ever giveaway on my blog, and I'd love if you'd stop by and enter! Check it out: http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

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  8. Absolutely adorable. So creative and the flowers are too cute.

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  9. I love it! I have been wanting to make one since I first saw them in PB. Awesome job!

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  10. This is darling. I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to follw back!

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  11. So cute!! You have totally inspired me to do something like this..thanks!! Stopping by from Sew Chatty's party:)

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  12. That is beautiful. Great for a nursery.

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  13. Oh wow! This is amazingly beautiful!

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  14. So, so super cute!!! I would love for you to share this at my Make Something Monday Link Party!

    http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-1.html

    -Sarah

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  15. it is beautiful! wowzers! great job!

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  16. I love it! Really, really pretty!

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  17. I love it! Wow! So so great! I think my daughters' room needs this! ;)
    Thanks for linking up!!!

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  18. I love this! It's gorgeous! Stopping by from Sugar Bee

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  19. This has such a spring feel to it! I'm featuring this today!
    http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/03/check-this-out.html

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  20. This is beautiful! I'm new to your blog and love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This so awesome! Thanks for linking up at Make Something Mondays! Hope to see you again next week!

    -Sarah

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  22. That is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home on Monday for More The Merrier Mondays Link Party.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow, that is beautiful! It seems like it would be a lot of work but you made it look easy! Well done :)

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  24. Wow - this is so striking! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  25. Hi! I featured this today. Drop by and grab a button if you like!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/03/sew-crafty-saturday-features-emmi-lee.html

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  26. that is so cute.. great idea..
    Hani
    httP://craftionary.blogspot.com

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  27. It's absolutely beautiful! I would love to hang something so lovely in my bedroom!!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  28. It's SOOOOOO beautiful!

    Here from a blog hop and happy to meet you,
    <3, New Follower
    It's a week of giveaways on A Taste

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  29. Adorable! I may have to try that sometime...

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  30. I wanted to let you know that I featured you today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/03/time-to-shine-features-no9.html?showComment=1300096779056#c7187682337913027532

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  31. This is a MUST for me to make!! I am thinking it would look great hanging over a garden tub in the bathroom! Thanks.

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  32. I love this i made one for my new bedroom and everone loves it. I did mine differently though i used paper and used a wire coat hanger bent to a circle insted of the embrodery hoops but it still turned out fine!

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  33. Wow, that is so pretty! I've been thinking about making this kind of thing (only with butterflies instead of flowers), so it was really interesting to see someone who has done it. I definitely have to make it now.
    --Jill
    http://jillmadeit.blogspot.com/

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  34. very creative....
    Visit for more information on nursery chandelier

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