A few weeks ago, on the From the Front Porch series, I shared this post from Dara of the blog Hood Creek Log Cabin. Oh my stars – that porch! The chandelier! Those beams! Dara has a gorgeous home in North Carolina and her rustic meets vintage style always inspires me.
A few weeks later, I picked up the premier issue of The Magnolia Journal and saw they too had added fresh greenery to the chandelier on the front cover. It made me think about the chandelier hanging in the dining room and how much fun it would be to add greenery from around the property to our chandelier too.
Using greenery, plants or flowers when decorating for the holidays is an easy 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” at all holidays and not rushing through Thanksgiving just to get to Christmas.
Since we have several homes to decorate this year and a string of holiday events to host and attend, we’ve started adding a few simple touches around the house as time allows. My mom came over a couple of days last week to help me with several projects and while she was here I asked her to help me add greenery to our dining room chandelier. It was so much easier to do than I expected. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want create a simple holiday chandelier with greenery of your own…
You can pick up faux plants, dried greenery, herbs or just use what have in your yard. 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.
Start with a clean chandelier
then alternate and layer the stems through each chandelier arm. 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.
Allow a few pieces to slightly drop to add a bit of whimsy. Just make sure they’re not too heavy and have been properly secured with string or floral wire. You don’t want any stems coming lose and landing on someone’s dinner plate.
Keep tucking and layering stems until you’ve achieved a look you love.
I know! SO simple yet elegant and festive! I’ll share more of the dining room in the next few weeks. It’s very earthy this year given my theme is “Heaven and Nature Sing.” I’m getting really excited about the way everything is coming together.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share an easy centerpiece idea with ornamental kale that you can use throughout the holiday season and even give away to your favorite hostess too! Until then, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.