Ever since I got our chandelier for our dining room I’ve wanted to do something really fun with it for the holidays.
I love it so much and it is so unique and delicate, but I had the idea to add some fun pretty fall foliage to it and really make an impact. I’m also hosting a baby shower at the end of next month, so why not go for it and be able to enjoy it for the next few months!
I browsed through Pinterest for a bit of inspo and was really drawn to natural full feathers and pampas, and I wanted to add some depth with touches of burgundy and mauve. I am loving how it turned out.
I searched all over online for the right full faux plants. I found some pretty pamaps options, but they were really pricey and many of them shipped from China and took weeks for delivery. I did find these gorgeous ostrich feathers on amazon and I love the color and fullness they bring. They came in a pack of 24, so I just divided them up and hot glued them to a long dowel to create 2 big plumes.
I was walking through Target of all places a few weeks ago and found the most perfect faux flowers! I never thought to check Target but they were way better than any other places I had looked! (I linked all of the flowers below)
It was actually pretty simple to create the fall floral chandelier..
To create the chandelier I divided up all of the different flowers and decided how I wanted them arranged. Then, starting from the base of the chandelier, I gently slid the stems through. The stems were long enough to reach the other side so they stayed balanced and in place. I started at the bottom and did each side, rotating sides to even out the chandelier.
I know this technique wouldn’t work perfectly with all types of chandeliers, but I think it would be really pretty to create this effect with a large circular styrofoam (for a wreath, only bigger) or possibly zip tying or using flower wire to attach the flowers to the chandelier. I was very careful to keep all of the flowers under the lights so that they didn’t touch and weren’t at risk of getting hot or catching on fire.
If you create a similar fall chandelier I want to see it! Email me a pic or send me a DM!
Here are all of the florals that I used..