How to Make An Outdoor Chandelier with Fresh Greens
How to Make An Outdoor Chandelier with Fresh Greens. All you need is chicken wire, floral foam, fresh greenery, and battery-operated candles.
Designing an outdoor Chandelier with fresh greens is easier than you think! Today I’m hosting a special wine and cheese gathering with the girls in my outdoor garden under starry skies! So to maintain that warm, inviting glow, I crafted a fantastic chandelier made of fresh greens and battery-operated candles, with just some chicken wire to guide me. It was surprisingly simple–no outlet or dangling cords required!
My Outdoor Dining Space
Creating a beautiful setting for my guests is one of my favorite things. I have this great outdoor space that allows me to get creative. Market string lights hang over this table with outdoor chandeliers made of wire baskets that we made. You can see the full tutorial here.
I have decorated these shades in many ways, with Christmas greenery and fabric to create lamp shades.
And today, I have removed these lights and created an oblong chandelier out of chicken wire that I filled with fresh greenery and battery-operated candles. But, of course, you do not want to use real candles in this Chandelier. Trust me.
Supplies needed to Make an Outdoor Chandelier with Fresh Greenery.
Thie project was straightforward to create. So if you have market lights or a place to hang this Chandelier over a table, you are ready to go.
Here is a list of supplies you will need
- An assortment of fresh greenery. I used cedar, pine, and magnolia. I foraged these greens, so I did not spend a dime.
- A piece of chicken wire, approximately 30″ wide x 18″ long
- Three pieces of dry floral foam
- A spool of wire
- Wire cutters
- Floral clippers
- Chain or wire to hang the outdoor Chandelier with your fresh greens
- Battery operated candles
Directions to Make the Outdoor Hanging Chandelier
- Cut your chicken wire so you can make a round (or a roll) that is approximately 8-10 in circumference.
- Twist the wire ends together, so your tube of chicken wire is secure.
- Place the dry floral foam inside the tube and wire it to the bottom.
- Repeat this process with all three of your pieces of floral foam.
Hanging Your Chicken Wire to Create the Chandelier
5. I used old chains hanging from a basket to attach my chicken wire to the market lights.
6. Attach the three ends of the chain to the chicken wire, and using an “S” hook, hang the chicken wire on your strand of market lights.
7. I also used my wire spool to secure each end so the light fixture would not sway. Run the wire through the chicken wire over the market lights, and secure the ends together. You can do this a few times to add extra support.
8. Insert your candles upside down into the foam. The candles I have used are battery-operated and run with a remote, making them easy to turn off and on. Of course, you don’t want to use real candles as they would be a terrible fire hazard.
Watch How easily my Chandelier came Together.
9. When crafting this gorgeous Chandelier, don’t forget the finishing touch: lush greenery! Pick and mix shades of leaves for an assortment of textures and colors. Then, weave the stems into the chicken wire and poke some into the floral foam until the entire chicken wire is covered. This only took about 5 minutes.
Sit back and enjoy your Handywork
Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy.
I kept the table simple, with candles, thrifted brass candlesticks, greenery, and cute holiday plates.
Add some pine cones or pods for a bit of texture and holiday charm.
I hope you enjoyed that quick little tutorial and find it useful in your own home.
As we wrap up 2022, I’d like to express my sincere gratitude for following along on this journey with me. I have enjoyed sharing my love for creating and decorating with you. My wish is for you to have a wonderful holiday and enjoy cherished moments with your family – I will be taking some time off to enjoy my family and prepare for the New Year ahead. There are some exciting things in the works for next year and I will be launching a new look to my website and blog very soon.
Many Blessings to you all,
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Wendy, this is so CLEVER! I would never have thought to do this. At first I thought they were real candles (they look authentic) and was wondering what you do with dripping wax! Ha! Great idea~so interesting!
Thank you so much Mary. You would not of been the first one to ask me about the dripping wax, LOL I hope your new year is off to a great start.
Fabulous look and attraction
Woo Hoo, why thank you!
This is such a fun idea. Merry Christmas
Thank you Rachel. Merry Christmas to you too!