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Learn how to make an easy plastic tablecloth ceiling decoration in 6 simple steps. Using dollar stores tablecloths, you can create a hanging chandelier that is fun and will provide the finishing touch to the party decor.
Suitable for all party themes simply by changing the tablecloth color.
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Decorating for parties is fun. It’s a time where you can let that inner child out of you and really go to town with creating a party wonderland.
Party decoration doesn’t have to be expensive either. With a little bit of know how, a magical environment can be created on a strict budget.
That’s where plastic tablecloths are my best friend for party decor. They can be purchased from dollar stores, are weather resistant and they are available in so many wonderful colors that you can use them for literally every single party you hold.
There are a few things that I like to have standard for my decoration. One is to have a party backdrop behind the food table and the other is to decorate the ceilings. Neither of which I want to spend a lot of money on!
For my daughter’s Trolls birthday party I wanted to have A LOT of decoration everywhere. Let’s face it, Trolls parties go overboard, so just having a backdrop wasn’t enough.
I created this plastic tablecloth ceiling decoration to make a big impact and it certainly did just that.
It was so big you literally couldn’t miss it, and it did the trick of brightening up the dull pergola.
Materials Required For The Plastic Tablecloth Ceiling Decoration
Creating this decoration is easy therefore the list of materials you need is also easy. All you will need is:
Create A Magical Plastic Tablecloth Chandelier
By creating a plastic tablecloth chandelier you are creating a statement ceiling piece. It is definitely going to be noticed by everyone and you can make it look as bright and bold or as gently and pastel as you would like.
Simply choose your tablecloth color of choice and follow the tutorial below.
Step 1: Ensure you have all the tablecloth colors and the hula hoop ready to go. Start by placing all the tablecloth colors on top of each other (a couple of sheets of each color).
Step 2: Carefully start cutting down the length of all the tablecloth’s. I cut strips of about 5 cm wide.
Don’t worry too much about the strips being perfectly straight as once they are hanging it won’t notice at all.
If however you want the thickness of the strips to be exactly the same, you will need to hold the tablecloth’s together with a clip whilst cutting. This is not however something that I concerned myself with.
Step 3: Once all the strips are cut you will need to make a slit in the top of the strip to allow for a tie around the hula hoop.
A slit of 8-10 cm long will be sufficient.
Step 4: Using the slit that you just cut, attach the strip of tablecloth to the hula hoop. Use the slit to tie the ends around the hula hoop.
Ensure that you keep all the ties at the top of the hula hoop together with the rest of the strip hanging down.
Step 5: If using more than one color, alternative the colors as you tie them to the hula hoop. Otherwise repeat with the same color.
Continue to tie around the hula hoop until the entire hula hoop is covered with strips.
Step 6: Once complete you will need to hang to the ceiling. Measure the hula hoop and make a mark at the middle points. Tie the thick string to this point and use this to attach to the ceiling.
How Do You Hang Party Decorations From The Ceiling?
So you might be living this plastic tablecloth ceiling decoration but inside your head you are thinking “how the heck am I going to hang this from the ceiling?
I used this ceiling decoration at an outside party, so I was able to hang it from the pergola. I simply tied the string to both sides of the hula hoop and hooked it over the hanging beans.
Not everyone however has a pergola, especially if you are going to be holding your party inside!
If you are lacking pergola beams then I recommend that you add a removable hook to the ceiling and attach the string to the hook. You will need to ensure that you have a middle point of the string to hang from. Also ensure that you use a large enough hook to take the weight of the chandelier.
Plastic Tablecloth Ceiling Decoration Hanging in Glory
There is no mistaking that your guests CAN NOT miss this plastic tablecloth ceiling decoration.
You started with a simple hula hoop and not is has been transformed. Can you imagine this being a feature in your chosen colors for your next party?
I made two of these plastic tablecloth ceiling decorations and I hung both of them from the pergola with a pinata in the middle.
Here is a peek of what they looked like hung at my daughter’s Trolls birthday party.
This is the type of party decoration that you can complete in the evening whilst watching the TV. You don’t need to have any craft skills and it takes very little concentration so you can still enjoy your TV show.
All it takes it a bit of time and some patience. If you are willing to work with that, this is a decoration you can repeat time and time again.
This decoration would also look good with recycled tablecloths. If you have some lying around that you want to use up, this is a great use for them. It doesn’t matter if they are a bit torn in places because you won’t notice when they are hanging from the ceiling.
I love how you can be so creative with such simple techniques.
For example, you could also use the same principle and instead of using plastic tablecloth’s, use lights instead to create a hanging chandelier. Or maybe you could use a combination of both!
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