Create An Elegant Holiday Chandelier Masterpiece!
It's an easy way to dress up your chandelier and your guests will be amazed how dazzling it is!
I think I first saw this on Oprah about 5 years ago at a dinner party she had. I recreated it using Christmas ornaments and ribbon.
If you don't have a chandelier, go check out some of your local flea markets or yard sales for antique ones. Some sell for little of nothing if the bulbs are missing. The key word is to haggle for what you want!
Even if they are a bit beat up, you can spray paint them black or use a textured paint. Crystals can be purchased online.
This one was purchased at a local flea market and I added the crystals and bulbs first. My handyman installed it after carefully checking out the wiring.
You will need holiday balls and ribbon for this one I have displayed.
For more sparkle, use iridescent or glitter ribbon. That way it will catch the light better.
Cut them at various lengths so the ornaments and balls will be at different levels.
Be sure to lay a towel under the chandelier so if you accidentally drop an ornament on the table it won't break. (I learned this the hard way)
I piled larger gold balls in the middle and draped a beaded garland around the middle post.
One secret is to only tie the ribbon with one knot on the arms. Later after the holidays, I slip a letter opener through the knot to loosen and I pack all the ribbons and balls in a box to reuse next year.
Now, when I unpack the box it's easy to re-create this over the years.
I like to leave it up for New Years.
My next creation to show you will be a wreath for the New Year Celebration.
Hope this adds a little sparkle to your holiday!