My poor chandelier is almost always covered in something. I like to think of it as getting it dressed up for different occasions! Here it is for Lila's birthday party
last summer, covered in blue and white poms and lanterns:
Here it is for my friend's bridal shower covered in pink and white poms and lanterns:
Here it is for Halloween covered in spider webs:
And for Camille's Vidia party
, it dressed up as a cloud!
All it takes to turn your chandelier into a cloud (or to make free hanging clouds!) is an old pillow, some ornament hooks and monofilament.
Here's how I did it:
1. Cut open pillow and pull out stuffing.
2. Carefully pull off and fluff a piece of stuffing to form a cloud.
3. Tie monofilament to an ornament hook and hook inside cloud.
4. Tie another ornament hook to the other end of the monofilament for hanging.
I ended up using about 10 different clouds of varying sizes to cover the chandelier (I only covered the front, not the entire thing). I would have liked to have the clouds hang from the ceiling individually, but the ceiling in the dining room is really high! I love the big focal point though, and it went nicely with our fast flying fairy themed party!
Something to note: This pillow stuffing was cotton and polyester. When we turned the chandelier on, while it looked really neat, it got hot pretty quickly. We kept it turned off, just in case!