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A Fairy Lite Blossom Chandelier is what every Summer outdoor party or living space needs! Customize it with exactly the flowers and colors perfect for your party or outdoor spaces!

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FAIRIES IN THE FOREST TWILIGHT SOIREE FAIRY LITE BLOSSOM CHANDELIER

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.

fairy lite blossom chandelierAlas, 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.

 

FAIRY LITE BLOSSOM 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!

FAIRY LITE BLOSSOM CHANDELIER PROJECT MATERIALS & GUIDELINES

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:fairy lite blossom chandelier

  • Use 2-3 main colors; utilize the various shades of each color to give variety to the arrangement
  • Choose one or 2 types of flowers that are longer and can “dangle” below the chandelier, like lilacs.  Buy a total of 12 pieces. 
  • Get a floral/greenery garland to wind around wreath as the underpinning for the flowers. You’ll probably need two, depending on their length. If you’re using a wire form, choose a more substantial garland that can cover the entire frame.

 

LIGHTING IS OPTIONAL – BUT SO FABULOUS!

  • I chose to include some “fairy lights” by using 2 miniature rose garlands with battery powered LED string lights. As you see in the picture, I rubber-banded the two battery packs together and then secured them to the inside of the wreath form. Make sure both switches are on the same side and they’re still accessible after the wreath is finished.  
  • Vary the sizes and shapes of your floral selections to provide a variety of textures and visual interest.  Think large soft buds, smaller spiky or bushy ones, maybe a few that are multi-hued...
  • Choose 2-3 types of large flowers that can form the primary structure.
  • Include at least 3-5 different smaller flowers that will be used to “fill-in” the gaps between the large buds.
  • As you cut the stems from your flowers to add to your chandelier, save the leaves to use as additional 
    “filler”, and then pop the leftovers into a plastic storage bag to use in another project.

 

FAIRY LITE BLOSSOM CHANDELIER – What wreath form to use?

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.

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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!   

 

HOW DO YOU WORK ON A 3-D PROJECT?

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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. 

 

PRINTABLE SHOPPING LIST & GUIDELINES PDF

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.

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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. 

 

FAIRIES IN THE FOREST TWILIGHT SOIREE

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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: 

  • 3 Fairy themed printable invitation designs to send to your guests
  • Complete menu from appetizers & signature cocktail, a cold buffet dinner & 2 desserts
  • Moss photo framed menu project
  • Fairy themed centerpiece and guest “take-home” favor projects
  • Table runners, napkins rings and place card holders

 

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

 

LET’S PRINT YOUR SHOPPING LIST & GUIDELINES AND GET YOUR PROJECT STARTED!

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Fairy Lite Blossom Chandelier

Yield: 18 inch chandelier
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Medium
Estimated Cost: variable

This is a great floral project that really makes a big impact on any party decor or can make a fabulous seasonal decoration in your outside living area.

Materials

  • 18 inch wreath form (wire/grapevine/foam)
  • Variety of flowers in desired color scheme (See guidelines in post)
  • 2 Battery operated floral string lights sets (See guidelines in post)
  • Twine/Leaf Garland/Chain/Bead Strands (choose one)
  • Heavy duty cup hook or similar hanger

Tools

  • Wire cutters/stainless steel floral snips
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire

Instructions

  1. Decide where you'll hang your chandelier and measure the distance from the "ceiling" to figure out how long your hanging lines should be. Add 12 inches to that measurement to allow for tying the twine to the wreath and making the knot which ties the lines together at the top.
  2. You can use either 3 or 4 lines as hangers, it's really up to you. I personally used 3 because I think it gives a more elegant look. (one gal's opinion!)
  3. You'll want to hang the wreath by it's twine hangers so that it is suspended above the ground for ease of assembling the project. (read my related post to see how I did it)
  4. The garland is your base layer, so start by attaching one end to the wreath with floral wire and start winding it around. (NOTE: if you are using a metal wreath frame, DO cover the entire frame with your garland. If you're using a grapevine wreath, spread the garland out a bit so it DOES NOT cover the entire frame.)


SECOND LAYER & FILLER

  1. The second layer are the flowers that dangle from the wreath frame. Evenly space your hanging flowers/bushes so that they hang from both the outside and inside of the wreath,
  2. The next layer is the large individual blooms. Intersperse them around the wreath, taking care to make sure some are on the top, bottom and the sides.
  3. Attach the remaining flowers around the wreath to fill in all the gaps between the large blooms. Use some of the leaves to add dimension and fullness to your chandelier. Take care to work with your colors so that they are in a pleasing arrangement throughout the chandelier.
  4. If you are using a garland with lights, take care when placing the surrounding flowers so that the lights can still shine through. You also need to keep the "on-off" switches accessible.

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!

Notes

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!

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