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A Halloween inspired pomtass chandelier!

For this project you will need:

  • 2″ ring
  • 8″ hoop
  • Nylon cord
  • 10 paper straws cut into 28 -2 1/2 inch pieces
  • Card stock (1 – 12×12 sheet is plenty)
  • 1-2″ hole punch
  • 1/4″ hole punch
  • Yarn in orange, black, and white
  • Pom pon / tassel tool
  • Black felt
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • Tray
  • Hot glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Binder clips

Prep all the pieces:

  • Cut 28 pieces of straw.
  • Punch 20 card stock circles and punch a 1/4″ hole in the middle of each circle.
  • Make 1 orange pompon for the pumpkin. Cut out a Jack-O-Lantern face; attach with hot glue.
  • Make 4 white tassel ghosts. I opted out of a ghost face, but you can add googly eyes or a felt face with hot glue.
  • Make 4 black pompons for bats. Cut four sets of felt bat wings. Sew on bat wings by attaching to the pompon’s tight center cord. Add googly eyes with hot glue.
  • Cut 4 5-foot strands of cord.

Assemble:

  • Fold all cord strands in half. Tie strands onto a ring with an overhand knot.
  • Hang cords so it’s easier to work on your chandelier.
  • String on a design, working with cord pairs. (i.e., string design onto 2 cords at a time). For the top of the chandelier, string on 4 pieces of straw and 3 paper circles. Alternate between straws and paper circles. Use binder clips to hold your design in place. 
  • Attach to hoop using double knots. Space cord pairs evenly around the hoop.
  • Continue your design. After the hoop, add 3 pieces of straw an 2 paper circles.
  • Combine all cords in the middle with a knot.
  • Glue bat pompons onto the ring.
  • Add ghost tassels to the hoop using the ‘luggage tag’ knot.
  • Add pumpkin pompon by sewing through the tight center cord and knotting. Tuck loose cords into the pompon and trim excess.

The bats turned out way cuter than I imagined. Excited to use this for Halloween decor! Maybe I’ll attach a string of lights for night time sparkle.

Happy Halloween crafting! Are you making any decorations this year? Share what you’re making below.

For a refresher on pompons and tassels, see our friends at The Loome.

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