How to make a flower chandelier? It’s surprisingly easy and, – above all – really good fun! June is here and the hedgerows are brimming with beautiful grasses – so let’s get creative!
This cute nature DIY is a gorgeous way to display flowers – and nearly all plants will look great! Grasses – and other foliage that stays fresh for a long time without water – are especially ideal!
Gather a selection of foliage, grasses, flowers or whatever nature you have available! I used solely hedgerow plants for my chandelier.
Also select some of the longest most robust lengths of grass you can find for the top hoop. I used 9 strands of a really long kind of grass – not sure what its called – and tied them together at the base of the strands. Then I divided into 3 sections (with 3 strands in each) and started plaiting. You can use more strands in each section, if you feel your grasses are quite thin.
If you don’t want to make a hoop from nature you could use an embroidery hoop, wire hoop – or any other kind of hoop you have available – to hang your foliage from, and omit this step.
When the plait is long enough for the size circle you would like – mine was around 50cm – gather the ends together.
Now split the unplaited ends into two sections (instead of three) and start wrapping them around the already plaited part, thus forming a hoop.
When you have used up all your grass ends in this way, you can reinforce the fastening with cotton, to hold the hoop in place.
Decide on what foliage/flowers you would like to hang in your chandelier – and cut it to size.
Tie cotton to each individual piece of foliage (or tie several together into ‘hanging pieces’). I created 10 ‘hanging pieces’ for my chandelier.
Tie the hanging pieces to your nature hoop – you can make the m all the same length or different lengths.
And Voila – your pretty Hedgerow Flower Chandelier is ready to hang!
Watch my short video tutorial below – or pin it for later!
Want more nature craft ideas? You might want to create a magical Kids Eco Unicorn Wand or a beautiful Leaf Crown
I hope you have fun!
Love Ulla Lake x x