Hanging Floral Chandelier
Whether you’re looking for a statement piece to hang over the dessert table or a stunning display for the reception, naturally hanging foliage is the perfect way to introduce effortless style to your big day.
From rustic and refined to whimsical and homespun, you’ll be sure to find a floral chandelier that suits your style and complements your venue. The best part? It is a whole lot easier to re-create then you might have imagined!
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HOW TO CREATE A HANGING FLORAL CHANDELIER
Attach the large wire wreath to the floral hoop with the fishing line. You should determine how far apart you want the wire wreath and the floral hoop to be, and then cut that amount of string in four pieces. Each piece of fishing line should be of the same length so that your chandelier hangs steadily. Attach the large wire wreath and the floral hoop together using the four pieces of fishing line evenly spaced around the diameter. Secure the line with traditional knots and a few pieces of scotch tape.
#Pro Tip: Secure the knots using crimp tubes and pliers for a more steady chandelier
Start by wrapping lengths of greenery and foliage around the small floral hoop. Wrap the pieces around the hoop using a small piece of floral wire in order to secure them. Use the tape where you want to guarantee your greenery will stay put or where you think it is needed. You can also use a combination of both. Although, we mainly used the floral wire. Keep in mind the more secure your chandelier is, the better. Make sure that the foliage hangs naturally as you are wrapping. Distribute the greenery evenly and avoid leaving any open spaces between the wire ring and the large metal ring. You won’t be adding any flowers to the top tier of your chandelier, so feel free to 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 the tape or floral wire
Next, add greenery to the base of your chandelier, the large wire wreath. 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 foliage wrapping each individual piece around the wire wreath one at a time securing with a small piece of floral wire. Be mindful of the manner in which the foliage hangs and set it in place using the wire and tape as needed.
Hang your chandelier. It will be easier to design and assemble your flower chandelier while it’s hanging. Suspend the structure using fishing line, twine or ribbon, taking into consideration how the chandelier will hang. Will it be attached to the ceiling? An exposed beam? You should also consider the height you’d like your chandelier to be, and measure the length of line accordingly. Use three pieces of twine or fishing line of the same length to hang the chandelier. This will assure it’s balanced and will hang correctly. Secure your chandelier by tying extra knots and using crimp tubes and pliers to keep them in place.
Attach flowers to the large wire wreath. Once you have a layer of greenery, it’s time to add the fresh blooms. Attach each bloom one-by-one by placing the stem into the foliage. Intertwining the stems of each flower through the greenery will help make sure that they stay put. Create clusters of three flowers equidistant from one another around the large wire wreath frame and then design how you’d like. Creating something unique is the best part of this project. Plus, it doesn’t have to be perfect!
#Pro Tip: Step back from your project every so often to be sure you’re on the right track