Yes, I want you to try and decorate your chandeliers for the holidays! It’s not as hard or strange as it sounds. This is my chandelier in my kitchen. It’s a gilded gold crown. Subtle, I know. When decorated it really is eye-catching and quite a conversation piece. I decorate my chandelier(s) for every holiday, even my kids birthdays. I encourage you to give it a try and see the huge impact it has in a room!
To get started you will need ribbons or garland and ornaments that are fall themed. I have used different kinds of ribbon. Wire edged ribbon is great because it holds it’s shape. I like to unwind the ribbon from the spool and try to keep it’s curly shape. I weave it around the chandelier and then made a huge bow with another spool and that served as a focal point.
Fall Chandelier Items
Here are the actual items I used to accomplish the above look. Ribbons, garland and ornaments. Consider using twigs and leaves if you don’t have anything fancy. Weave the sticks across the chandelier and make a base for leaves, pine cones, a small pumpkin, etc. Have fun and be creative with your chandelier! -Meredith
As the last leaves are falling I am sure you are planning your Thanksgiving menu for next week’s celebration. Hopefully beautiful visions of fall decor are dancing in your head as you plan your beautiful dinner table and buffet areas. Adding fall inspired accessories makes your house feel warm and welcoming, something your guests will be talking about for long after the meal. Even if you are not hosting, a great hostess gift could be a fall inspired arrangement. The stores are making room for Christmas décor so go and get some fall inspired pieces before they are all gone to make your thanksgiving table pop!
Here’s how to make this plain glass jar become a lovely addition to your fall decor or a great hostess gift.
Start by gathering any fall inspired decor pieces you may already have around the house. I have chosen bright ribbon, leaves, sparkly pumpkins and gourds, crystals, candy corn and a few of the kids toys like vampire teeth and a few black cats, pictured just beyond the teeth, and an creepy eyeball or two. This decor can last from Halloween to Christmas. If you have any cute jack-o-lantern decor just turn them around after Halloween and they look like a regular pumpkin which works for Thanksgiving perfectly.
Layer the items in any fashion, building your design to the top of your container. There is no right or wrong way to do this. You just want to step back and look at it from all angles as you are building your way up. Rearrange any items that seem awkward as you go. Try to space out like items and spread them around the container so that from every angle it will look interesting.
Don’t worry about doing it “right”, just do it! I am sure it will look great! If you don’t already have a container like this go and get one! They are plentiful at TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Home Goods. Check back soon because my container is just itching to be filled with Christmas decor! -Meredith