Morex Colors of the Sea Ombré Ribbon Chandelier

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by Morex Design Team

Morex Colors of the Sea Ombré Ribbon Chandelier

With its four tiers, Morex Colors of the Sea Ombré Ribbon Chandelier looks complex. But once you begin it becomes easier with each row. This project can be a great decoration for weddings and wedding showers, nurseries and baby showers, dorm rooms, outdoor parties and more. If you feel comfortable doing so, experiment with different colors!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Note: the chandelier is easier to tie if someone can assist you. If help is not available, tie chandelier to a bar so it hangs properly.
  • 2
    Cut all ribbon strips needed for each tier. You will be making a loop and attaching to the hoops. Top tier - White (5/8 inch) uses 60 strips, each 11 inch long (approximately 18-1/2 yard total) Second tier - Aruba uses 44 strips, each 11 inch long (approximately 13-1/2 yard total) Third tier - Island Blue uses 30 strips, each 11 inch long (approximately 9-1/4 yard total) Fourth tier - Royal Blue uses 19 strips, each 11 inch long (approximately 6 yard)
  • 3
    Make each layer separately buy folding 11 inch strips in half and glue to each ring. Repeat around each hoop. Set layers aside.
  • 4
    Using the 3/8 inch White satin ribbon, create top braid embellishment by following making a Single Ribbon Loop Braid: Hold the ribbon at the center and form a flat loop by crossing the right ribbon over the left. With the ribbon coming from the top of the cross, create another flat loop by folding the ribbon back on itself, wrong sides together, and slipping it into the previous loop. Draw the loops together snugly, down to the ribbon width. Pick up the ribbon on the right side; fold it back on itself to make a flat loop and slit it through the left loop. Draw the left loop snug. Form a flat loop with the ribbon on the left side and slip it through the right loop. Draw the right loop snug. Continue to follow this pattern to the desired finished length. When the braid is the desired length, pull the end of the ribbon all the way through the last loop and cut both ribbons at a length equal to the width of the ribbon. Tuck these tabs under and tack them down with a needle and thread. (Top tier circumference is approximately 39 inch. Project shown uses approximately 10 yard of 3/8 inch ribbon.)
  • 5
    Glue braid around top White hoop after all your looped ribbons are in place. This not only adds beautiful decoration but hides any glue and top part of the hoop.
  • 6
    Tie completed tiers together with satin cord. Use White for top row and Royal Blue for remaining rows.
  • 7
    Tie tiers together so they overlap about 1 inch. Hint: To help with balance, it’s best to tie the cord at each quarter.
  • 8
    Tie and cut any cord ends after leveling the rows.
  • 9
    Make cross-ties at the top of the White tier. Attach these ties at each quarter to help with balance.
  • 10
    Add four strings of cord to the top and tie to your desired location.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch x 10 yard White 104444695 (2)
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch x 10 yard Aruba 104194625 (2)
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch x 10 yard Island Blue 104194627
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch x 10 yard Royal Blue 104444697
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard White 104193421
  • Morex Sweet Petites Satin Cord 10 yard White 104442335
  • Morex Sweet Petites Satin Cord 10 yard Royal Blue 104442339
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Nicole™ Crafts Embroidery Hoop Wood 12 inch 104231974 (Inside or Outside of It)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Embroidery Hoop Wood 9 inch 104231948 (Inside or Outside of It)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Embroidery Hoop Wood 6 inch 104231945 (Inside or Outside of It)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Embroidery Hoop Wood 4 inch 104231943 (Inside or Outside of It)
  • Scissors