When I went to Biltmore last year and saw all of the beautiful chandeliers draped with greenery, a seed was planted. I decided that this year I was going to try putting greenery on my chandelier as well. I will not call this a how to or a DIY as I really took no pictures in steps while I was doing this. Furthermore, the method would differ based on what your chandelier is like. It is just an idea that I thought would be fun to show y’all. If you have a real Christmas tree, then your materials are basically free. And that’s tough to beat.
Step one to this plan was getting a tree and cutting the straggly branches off the bottom so that it fit in my tree stand. Then I shook out the bugs and dead leaves off of the branches outside. I took the branches that were thinner as some of them had parts hanging off everywhere and were too crazy to work with. I also cut parts off of each branch as needed. Most of my branches had a natural bend so I placed them on the chandelier appropriately for the way they curved. Then as I placed each branch on my chandelier, I attached it in an inconspicuous place with string (I used baker’s twine). As long as the branch had a place to lay on the chandelier frame, it stayed on pretty well. After everything seemed secure, I wrapped some tinsel garland around it and some battery operated led light strands with small battery boxes that I could hide under the branches on the frame of my chandelier. Lastly, I hung a few snowflake ornaments.
And that’s it. A cheap and pretty decorating idea. Has anyone else tried putting greenery on their chandelier? How did it go?