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DIY Yarn Chandelier

I love yarn. I’m what you would consider to be a yarn addict. I love its texture and versatility. As I browse through the aisles of my craft store I always pause and flirt with all the bright colored yarn. If that yarn is on sale you can bet a few rolls sneak their way into my cart. And I’m a huge sucker for yarn crafts. Can we talk about the craft potential yarn has? It has so much more to offer than knitting. And with an obnoxiously large bundle of sale yarn, I came up with a lovely craft I feel does yarn justice: a yarn chandelier.


DIY Yarn Chandelier

All you need for supplies is:

  • yarn
  • string
  • scissors
  • pushpin or nail
DIY Yarn Chandelier

Step One

Step One: You will want to begin to form your yarn into a yarn ball. Begin by wrapping the yarn around a few fingers 10 to 15 times.

DIY Yarn Chandelier

Step Two

Step Two: You will want to form the center of your yarn ball. It’s a little tricky but after repeating the pattern a few times it becomes easier and you will notice a yarn ball beginning to shape. Begin by sliding the string off your fingers in a bunch. Then wrap the yarn around the bunch in the opposite direction. Continue to wrap, alternating directions.

DIY Yarn Chandelier

Step Three

Step Three: Continue to wrap the yarn around your ball of yarn. Once a ball shape is formed you will want to switch the direction you wrap your yarn more frequently, making sure to build up the yarn ball evenly. Once it’s the size you want, simply cut the yarn end and tuck it under a piece of wrapped yarn.

DIY Yarn Chandelier

Step Four

DIY Yarn Chandelier

Step Four

Step Four: You will attach string to each yarn ball so that when they are hung together they will create a yarn chandelier. Simply take one end of your string and tie it to a piece of wrapped yarn on the yarn ball. I made sure that each string was long enough to reach the ceiling from which it will be hung.

DIY Yarn Chandelier

Step Five

DIY Yarn Chandelier

Step Five

Step Five: Gather all the strings attached to the yarn and tie them together in a knot. This will help the yarn hang in a bunch. I made sure to position each ball of yarn at a different height in the bunch so that it created a unique and interesting shape. Once your yarn chandelier is assembled you can attach it to the ceiling using a pushpin or nail.

DIY Yarn Chandelier

After completing my yarn chandelier I felt so inspired by the collection of colors and textures. It’s the perfect piece for a playful kids’ room or a fun party centerpiece. In fact, I may need to plan a party centered around my new favorite decoration!

26 Responses

  1. Laketax lady says:

    If you are calling it a chandelier, why not have some lights in it? LEDs don't get hot & they have battery operated strings you could bunch up in there, hide the battery pack inside a ball.

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