Mermaid Chandelier

Materials

  • 1 bundle Design Excellence Natural Branches
  • 2 pkgs. pearl garland
  • Assortment of small shells
  • Assortment of glass ball ornaments
  • DecoArt Metallic Teal paint
  • DecoArt Metallic White Pearl paint
  • Ultra Fine Premium Aqua Glitter
  • 8lb. Monofilament
  • 30lb. Monofilament
  • Hot glue
  • Paint brush
  • Large paper plate
  • Small spoon
  • Box or styrofoam to stick branches in to hold them upright as they dry
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Paint the shells with the pearl paint and let dry.
  2. Pour some of the glitter into the paper plate.
  3. Paint a section of a branch with the teal paint. While it is still wet, hold it over the paper plate and spoon glitter over it. Using a "scoop & sprinkle" method is faster than trying to shake it on. Continue with all of your branches. 
  4. When branches are dry, hot glue so that they create a flat, round shape. Trim off unnecessary bits and pieces with wire cutters.
  5. Crisscross 2 pieces of 30lb. monofilament & tie to 4 sturdy branches. Tie another piece to the two crossed pieces to create your hanger. 
  6. Glue the shells up under your branches in the center. Cut off a few of the large pearls to glue onto the shells, if desired. 
  7. Hang the glass balls at various levels with the 8lb. monofilament. Keep checking placement by turning your chandelier & looking up at it from below.
  8. Glue various lengths of the pearl garland to various branches.
  9. Hang & enjoy!

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