Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Plan the Details... and add some flair to your wedding with wallpaper lanterns! It's a DIY! (Plus 39 more articles from wedding pros)

Welcome to our very first Blog Hop for 2015!
This month we want to help you start the year off by getting organized as you’re planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas to help you reduce stress and enjoy the planning process as you move along through the blog hop.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from 22. David Osborne at Sound Insight Productions on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

Getting ready and organized for a wedding can seem like a daunting task! If you are searching for something to add a little flair to your d├ęcor, give these wallpaper lanterns a try! If you are not the crafty type, I bet you know someone who is that can help you out with these super fun wedding lanterns! 

Vintage Wallpaper Chandelier DIY
Supply List:
·         Embroidery hoop any size or shape (we used a 6 ½” round hoop)
·         Vintage wallpaper—vinyl works best, a large piece 20” by 20” for large.
·         Hot glue gun and glue
·         Scissors
·         30” by 1 ½” of torn fabric
·         Cording or string


1. Roll out the wallpaper and cut out 33 – 6 ½” by 1 ¾” strips of wallpaper for your 6 ½” small hoop, 11 strips for each row.

2. If using a larger hoop you would just need to cut more until you have enough to fit all the way around. You can make your strips thinner or thicker depending on the look you are after, just add more or less strips.

3. Lay your 11 strips out under the hoop and then glue the top of each strip to hang onto the embroidery hoop. Next glue the rest of the 22 strips together to form tear drops.

4. Once they are all glued into a tear drop shape, glue two on each end of the top tears going all the way around.

5. Take out your torn fabric and loop it through the bottom layer. Once you have looped all the way around, pull the fabric tight and tie it together to hold the chandelier/lantern together at the bottom.

6. You can then glue each bottom corner together until the chandelier holds a firm shape.

7. Now for the cording— Cut three equal lengths of cord, around 14” – 20” depending on the size of your chandelier and one very long piece, 2 – 3 yards long .Tie each one to equal sides of the hoop. Hold your chandelier up by the cords, moving them around until you are centered, then quickly tie a firm knot in the center. Take your glue gun out and left over ripped fabric and then glue fabric around the knot so it will hold firm.

8. Look at your pretty chandelier/lantern! You can experiment with different sized strips to get a different look! All you have to remember is too add equal amounts of strips to each layer.

The next stop is 24. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events  
  2. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  3. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
  4. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  5. Elizabeth Batte at plainjane designs 
  6. Andie Freeman  at Andie Freeman Photography 
  7. Brenna Fields Taylor at An Elegant Affair LLC
  8. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  9. Tessa Marie at Tessa Marie Weddings
  10. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  11. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  12. Deborah Ashe at Rev. Deborah Ashe
  13. Angela Christoforo at Elite Wedding and Event Planning
  14. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  15. Amber Peterson at Cheers Wedding & Event Planning
  16. Maggie Evans at Maggie Evans Designs :: handmade bridal couture
  17. N'neka Scruggs at Images by N'neka
  18. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  19. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  20. Kimberly Parks at KP Photography
  21. Simone R. Ross at Lil' Tux N Tiara's Event Sitters & Entertainment
  22. David Osborne at Sound Insight Productions
  23. Nicole Hill at Flora Bond
  24. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  25. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
  26. Sandy Salle at Hills of Africa Travel
  27. Rachel Huntoon  at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast 
  28. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
  29. Kishana Highgate at Kishana Highgate Photography
  30. Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography
  31. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters 
  32. Andrea Freeman at Andrea Freeman Events
  33. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
  34. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
  35. Christine Ringuette at Down The Aisle Wedding Planning & Design
  36. Myiesha Antwine at Kiss and Tell Weddings
  37. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
  38. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
  39. Lydia Wells at Writer Mom
  40. Melissa Pepin at Melissa Pepin Photography