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Create An Elegant Holiday Chandelier Masterpiece!

Create An Elegant Holiday Chandelier Masterpiece!

Holiday Chandelier

Yes...You can!

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. 

Holiday Chandelier

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.

Stay tuned.

Hope this adds a little sparkle to your holiday!

Comment balloon 10 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • December 17 2008 04:36PM

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Lizette that is beautiful..the center of the chandelier is just gorgeous and I love all that sparkle!  Happy Holidays Girl and have a very prosperous New Year!

Posted by Midori Miller, Digital Marketing Director (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Midori - Thanks! I had it up during Thanksgiving dinner and the light effect in the room was magical. Hope your New Year is the best one yet!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

Mrs Lizette,

Somewhat more attractive than the tree that they are making me work on as an ornament.

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Nutsy - You look a little cold to me. You need to go join Charles on his vacation in the tropics.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

AWESOME   FRIEND!!!      We will be needing that New Year wreath!!   Can't wait!!

Hug the Diva for me!

Posted by Connie King almost 10 years ago

Connie - I will be putting it up soon and take a pic. Can't wait to hang out in TN.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

Wow, Looks great. What a nice idea!

Posted by Bridget Fredericks (Home After Home) almost 10 years ago

Bridget - Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic holiday!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

Lizette, wow...that's quite a masterpiece. I never think of cool stuff like this....I musta missed that Oprah show. ;-)

PepperWreath

 

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 10 years ago

Hi Lizette,

Looks lovely!! You really have a gift. Merry Christmas and have a Great New Year!

Posted by Trace Galle (Designs by Trace) almost 10 years ago

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