DIY Cedar Chandelier

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.

Materials

Embroidery hoop
Floral wire
Scissors
Twine
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

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