Apparently I'm in to chandeliers! I've already done a paper chandelier tutorial, but now it's time for an all yarn one! These small yarn chandeliers are a simple way to add a bit of color to a room. It's also a great way to use up your yarn stash!
The materials needed are simple:
You need to decide what shape you want your chandelier to take. You can buy circular plastic canvas or you can buy a large rectangular sheet and cut it to size. I cut the one below into a square. The chandelier above is using a round canvas. You also need to decide in what order you want your yarn.
The center of your canvas is where we will start, and it will also have the longest strands of yarn. If you want your chandelier fuller, you will want to string through more holes in your canvas. I skipped every other hole, and you can also skip every other row as well.
Decide how long you want your center strands to be, then double that measurement. We will be stringing up and down, so we want double the length. Then cut several pieces of the same length.
Once you have your pieces, you will start stringing through the center. I like to skip a hole in between strands, but you can space them as close together or as far apart as you'd like. Don't stress about it being perfect. At the end, when all the strands are on the canvas, it will look great as long as you keep your colors and sizes together.
String your yarn needle (one that is thin enough to fit through the holes), and start threading through the very center. In this square piece, I only used two pieces of yarn, but you can extend your center to add more strands of yarn. On my circle chandelier, I did two rows of each color to add more yarn in each color. If your chandelier is going to be moved a lot, you may want to add a bit of glue to the plastic to secure the strands to the canvas. I am hanging mine in my craft room where it won't be moved much, so I didn't glue each strand of yarn.
Continue threading through the canvas with your various colors. Each time you start a new color, you will want to make your strands about two inches shorter. That will give you a one inch difference between the new color and the color before it. You will also need more strands of each additional color. The color on the outside of the canvas will have the most strands but will also have the shortest strands.
With each color, you will want to trim them a bit to make them a little more even. Again, this doesn't have to be perfect. You won't really be able to tell at the end if they aren't all the exact same length.
Continue stringing your yarn through your canvas until you get to the outer edge. You can then add several strands to the edges to hang your chandelier. The other bonus is that this chandelier looks just as pretty from the top as from the side! Enjoy your new, little chandelier!