I made this for my school library (where I’m a cardigan- & cat glasses-garbed librarian). The room has high ceilings and big windows so I’m always looking for tall, colorful projects. This one is easy and whimsical. The kids tell me that it looks like a jelly fish.
Crepe paper streamers
String, preferably clear nylon (I only had baker’s twine on hand, so I used that!)
2 embroidery hoops–one big and one small
Step 1: Cut lengths of crepe paper in various colors (I left my lengths super long)
Step 2: Open small embroidery hoop. Tape one end of streamer to the inside embroidery hoop.
Step 3: Wrap the streamer around the hoop once.
Step 4: Repeat until you’ve covered the hoop with streamers. Re-attach the outside hoop and tighten. This will secure the streamers in place.
Step 5: Cut 4 equal lengths (about 16-18″) of fishing line/string and tie one, hanging down, to each quadrant of the small embroidery hoop. (These will attach to the large embroidery hoop.)
Step 6: Cut four lengths of fishing line/string and gather together to hang the chandelier. (At this point, there’s a lot of streamer and string and whatnot. Take a moment to hang up the whole shebang before you try to attach the large embroidery hoop.)
Step 7: Now tie the fishing line/string to each quadrant of the large embroidery hoop. I had to play around with the lengths to make sure the second hoop wasn’t too crooked.
Step 8: Finally, drape the crepe paper streamers over the large hoop.