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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / How to Make an Air Plant Chandelier With Supplies You Already Have on: April 20, 2010 10:35:29 AM
Air Plant Chandelier Tutorial



Materials needed: 4 air plants, 4 clear glass containers with a lip around the top (or a handle), flexible wire, twine, a pair of needle-nose pliers, and a pair of scissors.


1. Cut a piece of wire about 24" long. This length may need to be adjusted depending on the diameter of the container you're using. My containers were 3" across.

2. Wrap the wire around the container so you have equal length on both ends. Twist like a twisty tie.


3. Tighten the wire by twisting a few times with your pliers. Stop when the wire is snug, but not too tight.

Additional Option: If you're using heavier glassware, or if you just prefer the look, you can wrap the wire around the lip twice. See the photo below.


4. Create a loop by crossing the loose ends of the wire.

5. Using your pliers, wrap the wire around the loop. It's easiest to start at the top on each side, twisting down to the base.


6. Once you reach the bottom, wrap any extra wire around the base, taking care to squeeze in any loose ends so they don't poke you later.


7. Measure the twine into pieces that are twice as long as your desired length (you will be folding them in half), then cut three pieces of each length. I chose 4 feet, 3 feet, 2 feet, and 1 foot, but you can use whatever lengths make sense for you.


8. It's time to braid. Bundle 3 pieces of twine of the same length, and tie a knot at one end. Bring the pieces through the loop, securing the loop at the bottom of the braid.

9. If you're working with long pieces, secure the container between your feet, then braid up. When done, loop the twine through the second side of the loop, and knot to secure.


10. To create a hanger at the top, gather all of the twine braids together, and tie a knot with a loop at the end.


11. Add air plants, hang, and enjoy!
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