Today, we’re sharing how to add holiday greenery to chandeliers!
Recently, I shared how to create a holiday spray and I got a few questions about adding greenery to chandeliers as well.
So, I figured it was the perfect time to update this post.
Truthfully, using greenery, plants, or flowers when decorating for the holidays is an easy and budget-friendly way to create a festive and transitional look from one season to the next.
I know there are a lot of mixed reviews on social media right now about how early is too early to start decorating for Christmas.
There is definitely something to be said for “being present” in all holidays and not rushing through Thanksgiving just to get to Christmas.
But I completely understand wanting to enjoy your holiday decorations for as long as possible.
Especially, this year.
Several years ago, I learned how to dress up the chandeliers in our home with greenery after seeing them in the premiere issue of The Magnolia Journal.
For some reason, it always looked super complicated.
I love how festive having lots of greenery makes a home feel during the holidays though, so I decided to try it myself.
Truthfully, it was so much easier than I expected.
And bonus, I’ve even figured out a faux version to share with you as well!
Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to add holiday greenery to the chandeliers in your home too…
Holiday Chandelier Greenery Supplies:
You can pick up faux plants, dried greenery, long grasses or use what you have in your yard to add holiday greenery to your chandeliers.
If you choose to bring something inside from your yard, you’ll need to make sure it has been well cleaned and is free from any pests prior to using it in your chandelier.
Be sure to also have fishing line, twine, or floral wire on hand to help secure the stems once you’re finished.
Holiday Chandelier Greenery Steps Using Real Greenery:
Gather your supplies.
The amount of greenery you will need to create a festive holiday greenery chandelier will depend entirely on how big your chandelier is.
And also, how full you want the greenery so keep that in mind.
Be sure your chandelier is clean and free from dirt and debris.
Using caution and care alternate and layer the stems through the base of each chandelier arm.
Be sure to keep all stems and leaves away from the chandelier bulbs because you don’t want to inadvertently create a fire hazard.
Make sure the greenery or floral stems you choose are not too heavy and can be fully supported by your chandelier.
Keep tucking and layering stems until you’ve achieved a look you love.
Properly secure holiday greenery with clear fishing string or floral wire as needed. You don’t want any stems coming loose or falling into your tablescape.
Depending on the type of greenery you chose you may need to mist stems to keep them looking fresh or water stems by using floral tubes.
Using Faux Greenery:
If you don’t have access to fresh greenery, you can definitely use this same technique to add faux greenery to your chandelier.
In fact, it’s actually a lot easier.
My biggest tip is to use a garland that looks and feels real, has some flexibility, and already has a layered look. That way you aren’t having to add extra stems to your holiday greenery chandelier.
I picked up several of these cedar garlands from Michaels last year and have been using them all over the house.
This one is great because it bends very easily.
I was able to cut the garland in half using floral clippers and then carefully weave it in and out of the chandelier arms.
I’m working on some snowflakes now to add to the greenery so I’ll share it as soon as I’m finished.
Our decorations are super simple this year – mostly greenery and white lights – which I’m really excited about it.