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How to make DIY Flower Chandelier

July 12, 2018

DIY FLOWER CHANDELIER

Flower chandeliers are very popular elements of any celebration, big or small. They make the environment more lively and fresh. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a bridal shower. a wedding, or any other celebration, it fits all. You can take your floral display to new heights with the help of this DIY. Bonus, this DIY Flower chandelier doesn’t just look good and fresh, it smells great, too!

If you want to make a DIY flower chandelier for your next outdoor party or a dinner celebration, don’t worry! Here’s a step by step guide to help you make one for any occasion.

Lets’s get started!

Supplies:

Flower Chandelier

  • Fresh Flowers : Have a theme in mind before you pick flowers. Also, select flowers with longer stems and the ones that can hold up longer without water.
  • Floral hoop : This will be used as the top of your chandelier. You can get one as big as you want. (Recommended- 19 inches)
  • Large wire wreath : This will act as a base for your flower chandelier. (Recommended- 24 inches)
  • Floral wire : You’ll use floral wire to attach fresh flowers and foliage to your small hoop and large wire frame.
  • Floral tape : Floral tape is ideal for fresh flowers due to its strength and elasticity. Select the ones that come in natural hues like greens and browns which blend well with flowers.
  • Fishing Line : You’ll need fishing line to hang your chandelier. You can also opt for twine, string or ribbon if you’re going for a rustic or vintage feel.
  • Scissors : You’ll need to cut the tape and fishing line, so have scissors or a sharp knife handy.
  • Crimp Tubes : You’ll use crimp tubes to secure your fishing line in place. These are small metal rings that will make it so your knots don’t slip out of the fishing line.
  • Pliers :  Pliers will be used to secure the crimp tubes to the fishing line.
  • Fresh Foliage : Select fresh greenery that will compliment your flowers.

 

Here is a list of Best flowers for your DIY Flower Chandelier:

Flower Chandelier

 

  • Pink Hyacinths
  • Carnations
  • Amaranthus
  • Hydrangeas
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Craspedia
  • Peonies
  • Dahlia Buds

Step 1: Attach the large wire wreath to the floral hoop with the fishing line.

Flower Chandelier

 

Determine how far apart you want the wire wreath and the floral hoop to be, and then measure and cut four pieces of fishing line to the chosen length; cut accurately so that your chandelier hangs evenly. Attach the large wire wreath and floral hoop together using the pieces of fishing line. Secure the line with traditional knots and a few pieces of tape.

Pro Tip: Secure the knots using crimp tubes and pliers for a more steady chandelier.

Step 2: Start by wrapping lengths of greenery and foliage around the small floral hoop.

Flower Chandelier

Wrap pieces of greenery around the floral hoop using floral wire to secure. Use floral tape in areas as needed for extra hold. The more secure your chandelier is, the better, so feel free to use a combination of tape and wire for the best results. Distribute the greenery evenly and avoid leaving open spaces. You won’t be adding any flowers to the top tier, so make the foliage as dense as you’d like.

Pro Tip: Wind each piece of foliage around the wire ring for added support before attaching with floral tape or floral wire.

Step 3: Add greenery to the base of the chandelier, that is to the large wire wreath.

Flower Chandelier

 

After you’ve finished the top tier of your chandelier, move on to designing the bottom. This portion is the base of your chandelier, so create layers and design with intention as this is the part that’s most visible to guests. Start by adding a few layers of greenery or foliage wrapping each individual piece around the wire wreath one at a time securing with a small piece of floral wire. Usefloral tape as needed to set your foliage to the wreath.

 Step 4: Hang your chandelier.

Flower Chandelier

It will be easier to design and assemble your flower chandelier while it’s hanging. Suspend the structure using fishing line, taking into consideration how the chandelier will hang. Measure and cut your chosen suspension lines into three or four even pieces to ensure it’s balanced and will hang correctly. Once you hang your chandelier, secure it by tying extra knots and using crimp tubes and pliers to keep them in place.

Step 5: Finally, attach your flowers to the wreath.

Flower Chandelier

After you’ve hung your greenery on to the chandelier, you can start with the flowers. Add each flower one by one placing them between the foliage. Make sure they don’t fall off. Arrange them the way you like. Creating something unique is the best part of this project. Plus, it has to be beautiful and not perfect.

Pro Tip: Be mindful of the size and colors of blooms that you use. Select a variety of flowers with different colors and textures to make your chandelier more visually appealing.

Step 6 : Fill in gaps of your chandelier with small flowers and extra greenery.

Use smaller blooms and vines to fill in the gaps of your chandelier. Consider balance, color, and shape of the flowers as you are adding in a few extra.

Pro Tip: Step back from your project every so often to be sure you’re on the right track. You want your chandelier to have visual balance.

Voila! It’s done. Make sure you enjoy your DIY Flower chandelier as long as it’s fresh and the flowers don’t die.

*Please note the following guidelines:

  • Mist your chandelier with water before your guests arrive to ensure that your flowers look their freshest for the celebration.
  • Avoid hanging your chandelier in direct sunlight, near heating and cooling vents or near open windows.

 

I hope you enjoyed making your flower chandelier.  If you do make one, share your pictures with us in the comments below!

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