DIY Hanging Floral Chandelier
This summer, recreate the ambience of a charming Greek taverna and dine under a canopy of vibrant silk flowers and lush foliage. A gorgeous alternative to a traditional chandelier, our floral chandelier is the perfect way to add a sense of occasion and romance to a dinner party or event. This simple yet dramatic piece can be achieved using fresh, in season flowers- or substitute real flowers for silk for a floral chandelier that will last season to season.
To create our chandelier, we opted to use a lush green foundation of faux eucalyptus and aspen sprigs, with globes of silk white and green hydrangea, accented with fresh white sweet pea, blue delphinium and thlaspi green bell; using the robust flowers at the crown, with the lighter, more delicate flowers cascading down to create a chandelier silhouette. This beautiful display can be made even more dramatic and suited to night time by weaving small, subtle battery operated white string lights through the foliage.
What you will need:
- 2 Silk White Hydrangea heads
- 1 Silk Green Hydrangea
- 5 Eucalyptus stems
- 5 Sprigs of Aspen leaf
- 4 Blue Delphinium stems
- 3 White Sweet Pea stems
- 4 Thlaspi Green Bell stems
- Florists wire
- Circular wreath wire
- 2 metres Muslin cloth
Gather all your materials together on a large clear space.
Using secateurs, trim the eucalyptus sprays approximately 1-2 inches from the stem and trim the aspen leaf as required. This will make it easier to bend and hide the stems around the wreath wire.
Gently pull the hydrangea flowers from the stems, making sure to keep one or two of the flowers in larger globes. Save the hydrangea leafs to include in the final piece.
Simply wrap the eucalyptus sprays around the wire wreath, fixing with wire where required.
Bend the aspen leaf stems at a 90 degree angle and affix to the inner wire, so they have the effect of hanging down.
Affix the remainder of the silk flowers on the top of the wreath wire, covering all of the wire. Use the remaining leaves to cover open areas using a glue gun until your are satisfied with the size of your wreath.
Cut your muslin cloth into 8 2inch strips of fabric, divide into four pairs and wrap the strips of cloth around one another to create a Grecian twist effect; ensuring the strips are the same length. Tie each twist to four corners of the wreath wire, so the wreath’s weight is evenly distributed.
Hang your wreath where you can easily access it and add the fresh flowers stem by stem, allowing the flowers to overhang slightly. Fix with florists wire were required.
The floral chandelier works beautifully when hung over a dining table, though it would also look lovely over a kitchen island or in an entranceway or hallway- anywhere you can to add a touch of magic really !