I was blown away with the response I got on my DIY cedar chandeliers I made as part of our Christmas decor this year so I decided to write up a tutorial. It was super quick! Like 15 minutes quick. Bonus, your home will smell like fresh cedar. 😍 We have three pine trees in our sitting room and with all the fresh cedar in our dining room, (the rooms are connected) our downstairs literally smells like a forest.🌲
Now the details. I made a total of four cedar Chandeliers to hang above our dining room table. Two 8” and two 12”. In this tutorial I am show my you how to make an 8” chandelier, but the instructions below applies to all sizes. You’ll just need more cedar branches and a longer piece of floral wire for the bigger size.
Clip on candle holders
Christmas tree candles
Staple gun (to hang from the ceiling)
Step 1: Clip all your greenery. I used full branches of cedar about 14” long and clipped a few single pieces for fillers. For the 8” hoop you’ll need 2-3 branches and for the bigger hoop you’ll need 4-5 branches.
Step 2: Cut one piece of floral wire about 6’ long for the small hoop or 8’ long for the bigger hoop.
Step 3: Lay the hoop on a flat surface and place one of the branches along the hoop.
Tip: Cedar can easily be bent, but you have to be gentle while bending so it doesn’t snap the branch.
Step 4: Wrap the wire around the end of the branch, making a circle, then twist the wire to secure the end of the branch to the hoop. Similar to twisting a bread tie. See below.
Step 5: Continue to wrap the wire up the branch, weaving the wire in between the cedar while adding more cedar as you continue to wrap the floral wire.
Tip: Weaving the wire between the cedar will minimize the appearance of the floral wire as well as give you the draping look.
Step 6: When you have all the cedar secured to the hoop cut any excess wire and tuck the end of the floral wire under the cedar.
Step 7: Cut three pieces of twine to the desired length. I cut different lengths for each chandelier.
Step 8: Space the three pieces of twine making a triangle shape, then double knot the twine.
Step 9: Lifting the chandelier, make sure it is level. Once you have the chandelier level, tie the three pieces of twine together then cut any excess twine.
Step 10: Clip the candle holders to the chandelier, add a candle to each holder and hang the chandelier using a staple gun. You can also use a hook. CLICK HERE for details on the candle holders and CLICK HERE for details on the candles.
Aren’t they pretty? I am so in love with them.
Well friends, that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I would love to know what you think. Please tag me on Instagram @acarriedaffairdesigns if you decide to make this. I would love to know! If you have any questions, please comment below or DM me on Instagram.
Until next time. Xo