This year, Hobbycraft is inviting us to inject a pop of brilliant colour into our family festivities with this wonderfully fun and bright bauble chandelier – it will add a festive touch to any home, and is guaranteed to cheer up even the gloomiest of winter days.
All you need to get started is a few pieces of craft essentials and some Hobbycraft supplies. Simply search online or pop into your nearest Hobbycraft store and you’ll discover a dazzling array of crafty bits and pieces in all your favourite colours.
How to make it…
You will need:
Step 1: Screw six large screw eyes into what will be the top of your wreath. Try to do these as evenly as possible, then screw three small screw eyes evenly spaced in the bottom of the wreath.
Step 2: Cut three pieces of string to 30cm. Take one piece of string and thread it through one of the six screw eyes on the top of the wreath, then secure the string to the opposite eye hook. Repeat until all three pieces are used in a H shape.
Step 3: Cut three pieces of string to 120cm. Fold each piece in half, and thread through the eye hook and back through the loop attached to the hook. Repeat with the other two pieces, leaving an eye hook between the others (top image). Bring the string together at the top, and knot while creating a knot to hang it up (bottom image). Put to one side.
Step 4: Take one of the white Christmas berry stems, cut off the long stem, then shape the foliage around half of the wreath. Using the hot glue gun, glue the foliage to the wreath (image 6). Repeat with the second stem.
Step 5: To create a filled bauble, open the bauble at the join. Add your different fillings to each bauble. Join the bauble back together when finished and repeat for all baubles.
Step 6: You’ll find it easier to attach each of your decorated baubles when the wreath is hanging. Secure each bauble, one at a time, using different lengths of invisible thread (top image). It’s best to secure larger decorations to the three screw eyes added to the bottom of the wreath (bottom image).
Add smaller decorations to the string added across the wreath (top image ) and cut off excess thread (bottom image). Finally, all you need to do is find the ideal place to show off your colourful creation.
Love this and want to make more?
Join Hobbycraft’s in-store experts for 12 Makes of Christmas, a series of festive craft workshops running each week in the run-up to Christmas. From fillable baubles to wreath making and more, create your very own personalised home decorations and learn some new techniques for all of your Christmas crafting. Visit hobbycraft.co.uk/12makes for more details.
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