So this is apparently the one that had people stymied.
And when you see how I did it you will be all, well… duh.
First of all I ordered a shit tonne of battery operated candles that they use at Carols By Candlelight now, cause apparently despite real candles have been used since THE FIRST FUCKING CHRISTMAS, now real flame candles are dangerous and a fire hazard.
Fucking politically correct helicopter hipsters.
But a total win for me. Two bucks each… yes please thankyouverymuch.
I then tied some fishing wire around the flamey bits like so:
Made a loop and then tied the end around it again.
I then attached ‘earring/shepherd small hooks’ – basically the wire loopy things that go through pierced ears that I bought on ebay for like 3 bucks for a billion – so I could hang them from the roof.
Then it was time to get all busy with the sewing machine that only runs when I scream obscenities at it, sewing a hem at either end of tulle measured for the length of the room. Ensuring that the pocket created was big enough to pass a piece of dowel the width of the room.
Clear as mud? You need to measure the length of the room and a only cut your tulle slightly longer cause that fucker will stretch like a bitch in labour and all of a sudden you have droopy tulle.
And nobody like droopy tulle.
So in our case the room was 6 metres long. I measured 6 metres and gave less than 5cm leeway. Then when sewing I made a hem about 5cm on each end so the tulle was actually SHORTER than the room. Don’t worry, as I said before the tulle stretches a little.
OR you could not fucking listen to me and then cut the tulle slightly longer and sew it slightly longer and then have droopy arsed tulle and have to do that shit all over again. Your choice. I suggest tequila shots while you are doing the second sewing.
Not that I know ANYTHING about that cause I totally listen to myself.
I needed 6 lengths to cover the roof and bought my tulle from ebay
After the tulle is threaded onto the dowel (if you can’t find dowel long enough for the room buy some pvc pipe that is slightly bigger than the dowel so you can insert an end of two pieces to connect. Or, if you like to live on the wild side, just tape two dowels together.) hang the dowel from hooks/3m hooks in the corners at each end of the room and start randomly hanging the candles.
Stand back, wobble slightly cause of the RoboBoot and NOT the 4 tequila shots you just had, and admire your awesomeness.
Day shot… shows the dowel more clearly. We also attached some to the middle of the room and then disguised it with more tulle. Probably not necessary but we didn’t want to risk it falling down and someone getting hurt and bleeding all over the awesome table that I created. Heh.
Thinking about doing it again for Christmas with silver and white tulle. So I can pretend we are having a white Christmas while I have my arse firmly parked on top of the airconditioner.
So, any questions?
*none of the links are paid for in any way, I just linked to the items because they were what I used and I thought you may find them useful and time saving. I am in no way endorsing the ebay sellers that I purchased from. So there.