Create this pretty fabric chandelier to add dramatic flare to your home or your next event! This is a time consuming project so it’s important to note it cannot be completed in one day. In order to create a full and beautiful chandelier it will take you several days to complete.
You Will Need the Following Items:
- 5” round template
- 1 small metal ring. (I used a 10” wide ring)
- 1 medium metal ring. (I used a 19” wide ring)
- Lots of fabric! (I used a piece of fabric that was 5”wide X 18” long and used all of it!)
- White Glue
- Ribbon – 1” wide
- Needle and thread
Step 1: Cut four 1” wide strips out of your fabric lengthwise and wrap them around your metal rings. Once you have covered the rings with fabric, glue the ends down.
Step 2: Use the 5” round stencil to draw circles onto your fabric. It is best to fold and pin the fabric so that you can cut multiple circles at once as you will require approximately 200 circles to complete this project. The amount of circles depends on how full you want to make the chandelier. Don’t worry about making your circles perfect because you will be burning the edges.
Step 3: Once all the circles have been cut you can start burning the edges. This will insure the ends do not fray while at the same time creating a unique shape. I found it easiest to pinch the centre of the circle while letting the fabric scrunch above the flame; this provides the best melting shape.
Warning: Do not put the fabric directly into the flame, the heat above the flame is hot enough to melting and shape your fabric.
Step 4: Thread your now shaped fabric pieces together create strands. Using your needle and thread attach the fabric pieces together starting from the bottom and working your way up. Tie each fabric piece just above the one below it so that you can almost see the string. Once you have completed your strand, wrap the remaining thread around the ring – do not sew it to the ring as you may need to adjust the spacing later in the project.
Note: On the large ring I layered 5 of the fabric pieces and made 19 of them while on the small ring I layered 10 of them and made 7 of them. If you want to create a fuller look add more strands.
Step 5: Once all of the strands are attached place them evenly around the ring and glue 4 strips of 3’ long ribbon around the large ring and 3 strips of ribbon that are about 3 ½’ long on the small ring. If your ribbon won’t stick use paper clamps to secure the ribbon around the ring while it dries.
Step 6: Once the glue has dried you can then gather the ribbon and tie a knot. Cut the extra ribbon away and hang your new chandelier!
Posted in Do-It-Yourself
Tagged 2013, Chandelier, DIY, Do-It-Yourself, Fabric Chandelier, Special Event Rental Edmonton, Special Event Rentals blog, style, tablescape, wedding, Wedding DIY
It’s most likely that your bridesmaids all have different personalities, styles and let’s be honest probably body types. What might look amazing on one bridesmaid might look just alright on another. With the hot trend of mismatched bridesmaid dresses, let your favourite gals shine when they stand next to you in dresses that complement them in every way. Below are a few ways on how to apply this trend to your bridesmaids.
- Same dress in different colours
- Same dress in different lengths
- Same colour, different dress
- Same colour, different textures and/or patterns
- Same dress, different accessories or beauty looks
- Same colour, length, fabric, different dress
- Same designer, different dress
Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Jarvie Digital & Molly Sims
Posted in Special Event Rentals Blog Posts, Style, Wedding Articles, Wedding Trends
Tagged 2013, beauty, Bridesmaid Dresses, Bridesmaids, clothing, Colour, Dress, Dress Styles, fashion, style, wedding, Wedding Trend
Being a self-proclaimed beauty junkie I have sampled and tested a variety of different makeup products, one most recent being waterproof mascaras. Not only are waterproof mascaras great during the heat of the summer months or while on vacation, but they are a must for weddings. Below are my top five waterproof mascaras that provide great long-wear coverage and, of course, amazing smudge and tear resistance!
Photo Credit: Holy Prepster Tumblr
We love our moms here at Special Event Rentals and all the support and love that these women provide. In honor of them, we compiled some great mother daughter photos. Let them inspire you to capture your own mother moments!
Photo Credits: Mother Daughter Doula Care, My Chic Bump, Grey Likes Weddings, Chris Keeney, Parisi Images, Andrew Mar, Glacier Park Wedding Resort & Skinny Mom
There is always a saying that resonates deep within a person. It becomes their mantra. For me that saying is “When in doubt just add sparkle!” Today I want to share with you some great products that are perfect to add some sparkle to your next event.
Our brand new crystal globes are a wonderful option for a simple glam centerpiece. Group them with princess cut votives and maximize the candle light as it bounces off each crystal. If you’re opting for a floral centerpiece you can add finial pendants or a crystal ring to a simple vase for an instantly elevated look. If those don’t satisfy your crystal cravings then go bigger! Our new crystal lampshades are a high impact option to top a tall pilsner or cylinder vase. For the ultimate crystal indulgence look no further than our glam candelabras available in both 23” and 33” heights.
Take your glam decor beyond the centerpieces. Backdrops with beaded curtains create a dramatic focal point to highlight the guests of honor. And who doesn’t love a sale on diamonds? Our diamond cuffs are the perfect accessory to compliment satin chair wraps and they are currently on promotion for just $2.00!
Guest books, pens, garters, champagne flutes and more! Our retail boutique has an array of products sure to put a sparkly finishing touch on your big day! Visit us in store to view our selection or check out the WeddingStar collections by clicking here. Don’t forget to use our promotion code Weddings2013 when placing an order online at WeddingStar to receive a discount when you check out!
For more deals click here to view Special Event Rentals spring promotions!
Photo Credits: Special Event Rentals, Wedding Chicks, Southern Weddings & Lela New York
Posted in Decor Trends, New Product, Special Event Rentals Blog Posts, Style, Wedding Articles, Wedding Trends
Tagged 2013, candelabra, Crystal, crystal globes, diamond accents, dramatic focal point, Event, Glam, Glam Decor, Promotion, Sparkle, Special Event Rentals, spring promotions, style, wedding, Wedding Decor, WeddingStar
With the promise of spring around the corner and faint memories of what open green spaces look like, I’ve been falling head over heels for the clean and classic look of a white ceremony. I love the diversity and opportunity that a white chair provides in a room. Leave them stark white for a modern appearance or add a fun bright accent to the chairs to reflect your personality. Below are some of my favourite white ceremony images.
For a limited time, Special Event Rentals is having what I’ll call a Billy Idol spring promotion. Celebrating that any day is a nice day for a white wedding, our white chairs are featured at the lowest prices they have ever been! While supplies last, white Chiavari chairs are only $7.50 each (this never happens!), white resin chairs are $5.00 each and white fan-back chairs are $2.00 each! If you’re inspired by these images, now is your opportunity to make your dream wedding décor a reality. Hurry in to reserve your favourite wedding chair or click here for more information on this limited time promotion.
Photo Credits: Green Wedding Shoes, Alante Photography, Kate Harrison Photography, Junebug Weddings, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bridal Guide & Market Place Weddings
Posted in Inspiration Board, Wedding Articles, Wedding Trends
Tagged 2013, Ceremony, Chair, chiavari, chiavari chairs, decor trends, Discount, Folding Chair, Promotion, style, summer decor ideas, wedding, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Trends
Western Canada Fashion Week – the week that Edmonton’s trendiest look forward to twice a year by planning outfits, charging cameras, and even pre-picking their most flattering instagram filters. WCFW came and went last week in a flurry of the newest looks and styles for the upcoming season. Angelique Chmielewski and Nicole Campre were two standout designers that displayed why Edmonton fashion isn’t something to scoff at. Luxurious draping, minimal details and quality fabrics were presented down the runway leaving an awe of silence throughout the TransAlta Arts Barns. Special Event Rentals was honoured to be a part of WCFW and are counting down the days until the next one.
Photo Credits: Western Canada Fashion Week, Nicole Campre & Angelique Chmielewski
Posted in Planners of the Month, Special Event Rentals Blog Posts, Wedding Articles
Tagged 2013, Decor, Edmonton Planner of The Month, Elegant Earth, Special Event Rentals, style, summer decor ideas, tablescape, wedding, Wedding Decor, weddings in Edmonton
I love Easter! What’s not to love? Fresh spring air, soft feminine colours, copious amounts of chocolate! For me, Easter preparations usually start as soon as my Christmas tree comes down and this year was no exception. Here’s a little insight into how my Easter came together.
Early on in the design process I became obsessed with the idea of having bunny napkins. I searched through fabric stores for weeks trying to find just the right print but everything was quite juvenile. Then one evening while out shopping I happened upon some tea towels that had the right vibe so I enlisted the help of my co-worker to cut them up and make me some napkins.
Now that I had the bunny element crossed off my list, it was time to move on to another fabulous part of the tablescape – flowers. I left it to Candice at Wild Orchid to surprise me with the arrangements, giving her only the size of the table, linen samples and the word “garden” to go on. I was thrilled with the result! Colourful, lush centerpieces that created a stunning floral runner for my table. At the end of the dinner I sent these arrangements home with my guests.
As a special Easter treat I decided to forgo the classic chocolate bunny and opt for chocolate and salted caramel macarons from Duchess Bake Shop. I give myself extra points for presentation having placed them in glass cloches from Edmonton Wedding & Party Centre.
Posted in Holiday Inspiration, Special Event Rentals Blog Posts
Tagged 2013, Dinner, Easter, Easter tablescape, Event Planning Headquarters, home, Special Event Rental Edmonton, Special Event Rentals, Special Event Rentals blog, style