If you want to take your Christmas decor to the next level, make a dreamy, spruce Chandelier this season. I have never thought about creating one, perhaps because all the previous years I kept my Christmas decor rather simple. But then I thought – it’s just a few days a year so it might be worth adding something special to make this time even more memorable, don’t you think?
Long story short, I thought, it would be nice to have a pretty decoration hanging above the table. Since where I live it’s getting dark very quickly in the winter time, I couldn’t replace my lamp so I made a Christmas chandelier for it! I wish I could say it is another super quick project – but you will need few hours to wrap the strings around the metal ring… a bit of patience required! Have a look below how I made it.
Here’s what you will need:
- thick metal wire
- soft metal wire
- white thick wool or string
- spruce twigs
- iron or hair straightener (optional)
1. Bend the thick metal into the shape of two circles.
2. Cut the white wool / string to the desired lengths and wrap them around the metal circle, one next to another. It’s a bit long job, hence. I’ve been doing it while watching TV in the evening. I must say I found it very relaxing!
4. Decorate the larger circle with spruce twigs around it, securing it with a soft wire.
5. Connect two circles by wrapping soft wire around their edges in 3 places, like in the photo above.
6. Attach a string in three places and mount it above your table or in a hallway (with a source or light or without as you wish inside).
TIP: If the wool got wrinkled in the process, straight it with the hair straightener or iron the strings to make them sleek.
Now, here comes a little surprise – this is what happened when I turned on the light! The entire room got filled with paradise looking like shadows – isn’t it amazing? Depending on what light bulb you place inside, you will get different effect (and colors!) so play with it and see what suits your home best.
Have you ever made a Christmas chandelier? Do you like this idea?