Many people enjoy lush, green holiday wreaths. The fragrance and familiarity are classic comforts of the season. This year, update the tradition. Instead of hanging a wreath on a door or wall, use it to make a botanical chandelier! Use different-sized wreaths to make tiers. Hang them over a dining table or over your front stoop.
- Wreath (or 2-3 wreaths of different sizes, if you want to create a tiered chandelier)
- Ribbon or twine
- Ceiling hook(s)
- Decide where you’ll hang your chandelier. If there’s not a ceiling hook in place, to which you could tie the suspending ribbon or twine, you’ll need to place some. Note the hooks’ weight limit; make sure they’re appropriate for the job. Use a stud-finder to locate an appropriate spot for affixing your hook.
- Tie three equal lengths of ribbon to the wreath; they should be tied an equal distance from one another. If you’re creating a tiered chandelier, repeat this step, tying each new wreath to the next at 3 equidistant points.
Remember, the type of ribbon you chose will influence the overall look. Wide, velvet ribbon feels sophisticated. Glittered ribbon adds glam. Plaid ribbon or package twine adds a cozy country feel. If you want the evergreens to remain the focus, use an understated ribbon that coordinates to the general shade of the wreath.
- The three ribbons at the top of your wreath chandelier will need to be tied together and securely looped to the ceiling hook. Before tying them, re-measure all three ribbons and verify they’re of equal length, so your chandelier won’t hang crooked. Trim ribbons as necessary.
- Voila! You now have a lovely holiday chandelier.