This weekend my fiancé and I threw a holiday party at our house called a Feuerzangenbowle, which features a flaming rum punch (and YumSugar has the recipe if you want to make some).
By the time we finished cleaning, cooking, and organizing, I didn't have a lot of time to spend with intricate holiday decorations. This is often an issue when you're entertaining at home. But I still wanted to create some fun, festive holiday decorations that didn't take a lot of time, and my mind instantly jumped to paper snowflakes. For my easy snowflake chandeliers, I was definitely inspired by memories of grade school Christmas projects past, as well as the Anthropologie holiday window displays. They're also an excellent project to try with children.
Here's What You Need
- Magazines, newspapers, or craft paper
- Ribbon, yarn, or thread
- An embroidery hoop
- A pushpin
- Scotch tape
To find out how to make your snowflake chandelier, just
- Rip out pages from your magazine or newspaper. Fold and cut six to ten snowflakes. (If you can't remember how to fold and cut snowflakes, check out this tutorial.)
- Cut three pieces of yarn/ribbon to the same length.
- Tie the three pieces of ribbon onto the embroidery hoop, equidistant from each other.
- Gather the three ends. Tie a very loose knot midway up the three pieces of yarn. With one hand, hold the embroidery hoop down on a flat surface. With the other, gently pull at the knot. This will help to keep the three pieces of yarn the same length. Pull the knot tight.
- Hang embroidery hoop from doorway with the pushpin. Makes sure that the hoop is hanging straight. If not, readjust lengths of yarn/ribbon.
- Tie six to ten varying lengths of yarn/ribbon around exterior of embroidery hoop. You can also tie one piece from the middle knot.
- Scotch tape corner of each snowflake to end of each piece of yarn/ribbon.
- Rehang your snowflake chandelier around a light fixture, in your favorite corner, or above your dining room table.
- Happy holiday decorating!