Today I’ll show you exactly how to make a Fairy Lite Blossom Chandelier that will look fabulous anywhere you hang it.
I’d been wanting to make a floral chandelier ever since I saw several versions in magazines last Fall. I even went so far as to go onto the Michael’s Crafts site and print out their how-to directions for the project.
Alas, if you’re anything like me, you tear out pages of magazines and print out tons of cool stuff from the internet. Is it currently a stack of paper that grows like weeds in the corner of your yard? Or, maybe you have some kind of filing system like me.
Either way, these pages seem to get buried and don’t see the light of day until you stumble across something that triggers the memory. So I dug out my “pages” and started to design my very own floral chandelier.
After finishing this project, it inspired me to throw a Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree to celebrate the waning days of summer.
Since the theme is one that evokes the forest and nature, I naturally wanted to somehow incorporate flowers.
But, I didn’t want to make them the main thrust of the party theme’s decor. After all, this wasn’t a ladies luncheon!
Since we live on a mountain at 4500 ft. above-sea-level, our lower deck has the feel of a tree house. It would be perfect for a later Summer’s eve soiree!
The height of the deck’s “ceiling” would be perfect to hang a chandelier that is decorative, rather than an actual light source. I wanted the vibe of this party to be a bit “dark” and “moody”. But the Fairy Lite Blossom Chandelier would provide a punch of color that pulls the whole party’s color palette together. Perfection!
The material list for this project is a bit loose. Your color scheme and personal taste will largely dictate what flower choices you ultimately make for your own chandelier.
Here’s a few basic guidelines I used when choosing my flowers to achieve a full, finished look:
Should you use a wire or grapevine wreath form? I tried both to help figure that out!
When it comes to the kind of a wreath form to use, I definitely have a preference. I had both types, so I did a little experiment to see which was easier to work with for this particular project.
WIRE vs. GRAPEVINE WREATH FRAMES-
I personally had a much harder time working with the wire frame. Also, it required using some moss to help “fill in” the wire frame, so it was a bit messy.
After attaching the midsize and smaller flowers, I didn’t feel I was getting enough “bulk” and fullness. I’m sure if I used a lot more blooms, it would have been beautiful. But, for those reasons, I opted for the grapevine version. It’s totally up to you, because I will confess to you now, I do tend to have “two-left-hands” sometimes!
So, how do you work on all sides simultaneously? You need to make sure you’re able to evenly distribute your flowers while covering the bottom, top and sides. Right? So how does that happen?
You hang it! I rigged up my broom handle with one end on a decorative ladder and the other on a limb of a standing lamp. I sat in a chair with all my supplies surrounding me on the floor and had a blast playing “florist” for a few hours.
I don’t want you to be daunted by the list of supplies you’ll need to set loose your creativity on this fabulous project.
That’s why I created a printable shopping list with fill-in-the-blanks. It’ll help you keep track of what items you’ve chosen and how many of each you’re putting in your shopping cart.
Make sure you use the note the totals so you get enough of each type of flower. There’s nothing worse than when you’re in the groove, and you have to stop because you didn’t get enough peonies!
I’ll tell you how to get your copy of the Fairy Lite Blossom Chandelier Shopping List & Guidelines a little later in this article.
So, now you’ve got no excuses left, do you? Your finished chandelier will be a “one-of-a-kind” creation, a product of your creativity and a reflection of your personal style. As Martha S. used to say (maybe she still does), it’s a good thing.
I would love to see some of your finished chandeliers. How about posting your designs in The Fab Life Facebook Group so we can all see your creativity in action! AND, I’m dying to hear how the heck you managed to suspend your wreath above the ground to assemble it… it can take a little ingenuity!
The printable Craft Card with the full instructions is below this post.
I don’t think you’re going to want to miss reading the master post for my Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree.
You’ll get the scoop on how I hosted an intimate dinner party to celebrate the last days of Summer.
Each time I publish a new “theme party”, I’ll be posting a group of related articles simultaneously. They’ll include the gathering’s theme decor, menu, recipes, invitations, theme craft projects, guest favors, and everything else you’ll need to tap into your own creativity.
Each recipe and craft project come with their own printable “how-to” cards for your convenience.
Here’s some of the fabulous things you’ll find in this theme party’s posts:
I’ve put together an incredible party to help you and your friends celebrate the last waning days of Summer. Go forth and celebrate!
I like to think, that if you unleash your creativity and use my recipes and tips that you can host and enjoy your own Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree this summer too. CLICK THE LINK TO GO TO MASTER ARTICLE: FAIRIES IN THE FOREST TWILIGHT SOIREE
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SECOND LAYER & FILLER
Take a final look at your chandelier, spinning it around to find any "holes" that need to be filled. Add some leaves and whatever flowers you have left and take one last look to make sure the chandelier is full and balanced.
Hang your Fairy Lite Blossom Chandelier somewhere that will give you a "little thrill" every time you see it! Enjoy, you did a fabulous job!
I include a printable PDF with the supply shopping list and the floral guidlines in my related post. Be sure to download it, print it out and take it with you when you do your project shopping!