Inspirational Ideas For Decorating A Christmas Chandelier
A duo of fashion designers (and Apartment Therapy readers) moved into a loft late last year. They 1. needed light in their new space and 2. decided to forgo a traditional tree for that holiday season. They combined the two situations and got creative; coming up with a very pretty DIY alternative that provided both light and a place to show off some festive decor.
This style chandelier is made by grouping ornaments together and hanging from a single ceiling hook. Attach to each ornament a couple foot piece of string, twine or ribbon. After all ribbons are attached, hold them together from the top of the ribbon.
Pulled together from sparkly twigs, an old glittery wreath turned upside down, a beveled glass tree topper and some other sparkly bits n’ bobs. This was all attached to wires hooked to those three screws that are on flush mounted ceiling lights.
This is a large twig chandelier over Judy’s dining room table. It’s decked out with aluminum tree branches, birds, and ornaments. Quite stunning in person!
The light fixture is made from three IKEA Glansa circle lights (now discontinued), and decorated with white lights and ornaments. A fun and sophisticated addition to the standard tree and garlands, don’t you think?
Here’s the chandelier over the dining room table. Not a lot different than previous Christmas seasons, but it still makes me smile.
And here is a Christmas version. NOTE that, in this version, I’ve added extra greenery, ornament balls and ribbon. I’ve also used it to display my collection of Angel ornaments. So let this design pull double duty for you, to highlight a grouping of ornaments as well.
The chandelier was really so easy to decorate. I just used a Christmas garland…wrapped it around the arms of the chandelier…and added a few extra pinecones!