We are excited to introduce you to our June Planner of the Month. Jaqueline Hunt is the founder of Fresh Events Edmonton a local wedding, conference and event planning company. Jacqueline holds a bachelor of commerce degree and is a certified member of the Wedding Planner Institute of Canada and the Wedding and Event Business Owner Group. She has a sharp eye for design and detail and most importantly she loves planning events!
“Our team’s focus? Design and deliver. Let us help with everything from event concept and design to execution and completion. Have fun, and leave the planning (and the hard work) to us!” – Jaqueline Hunt of Fresh Events Edmonton
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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
Meet Angela Contardi, the owner and director of Owl Event Company Inc. With an extensive background in business and event management, Angela understands what it takes to make an event great, either corporate or private social. Recognized as an International Wedding and Event Professional, she focuses on details, but it’s her plan development and timely execution that bring her clients’ vision to reality. Angela’s expertise and partnership with industry professionals provides her clients with fun, creative and polished events.
“My management ability propelled my corporate career and my creativity led me to event planning as I led many corporate events. Through these opportunities I discovered that I had a real ability to orchestrate a memorable and outstanding event. One of my favorite things about event planning is seeing the expression of “WOW!” on the faces of clients and guests as they experience the event. I love what I do.”
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Tagged April Showers, Decor, Inspiration, May Flowers, Planner of the Month, tablescape
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Yesterday morning we had the pleasure of hosting Global Edmonton News for a segment on Easter entertainment inspiration. Our team had a blast sharing the latest Easter décor trends to the Global crew and viewers. If you missed the segment you can watch it by clicking here or take inspiration from these charming Easter décor tables from the segment on Global Edmonton News!