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!

How to create an outdoor chandelier out of fresh greens an battery operated candles.

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.

Outdoor Christmas Table set in the garden
Fresh greenery on hanging chandelier outside

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

Directions to Make the Outdoor Hanging Chandelier

  1. Cut your chicken wire so you can make a round (or a roll) that is approximately 8-10 in circumference.
  2. Twist the wire ends together, so your tube of chicken wire is secure.
  3. Place the dry floral foam inside the tube and wire it to the bottom.
  4. Repeat this process with all three of your pieces of floral foam.
Chicken wire tube to create an outdoor chandelier with fresh greenry

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.

chain used to hang the outdoor chandelier
How to hang the chicken wire on the market lights ot create an outdoor chandelier with fresh greenery
Battery operated candles put into dry foam for hanging outdoor chandelier

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.

Table with outdoor chandelier  with fresh greenery and lots of beuatiful candles

Add some pine cones or pods for a bit of texture and holiday charm.

Table with candles and hanging outdoor chandelier with fresh greenery

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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  1. 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!

    1. 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.

  2. Fabulous look and attraction

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