UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Decorated Chandelier

Monday, December 7, 2015

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Decorated Chandelier


Hello All, and Welcome to Day 7 of the
12 Days of Christmas Series!

Today I have Laura from 

Hi Everyone,  I'm Laura from {not} a Trophy Wife. I am so excited to be sharing this idea over at Crafty Allie and her 12 Days of Christmas series. 

I love fresh garland. What I love is fresh garland is available at grocery stores and local big box stores! The tree farm we go to sells evergreen boughs in bundles for cheap and so I always buy a few boughs. I got a 24 foot strand of fresh garland at Costco too! My love for this stuff is bordering on a seasonal addiction!

evergreen- wreath

So for this project I am focusing on the often overlooked chandelier or overhead kitchen table lighting. It is screaming for a little attention during the holidays. Here is my overhead kitchen table lighting (chandelier sounds a little too fancy).

kitchen-chandelier-beforeMy kitchen is adjacent to the family room where our Christmas tree is this year. So this light fixture had to be Christma-tized! 

I started with boughs of garland (from the tree farm). You could use a garland strand and depending on it's length you may not have to cut it down. Oh and on that note if cutting garland use garden shears. I learned the hard way that the stems are a little too rugged for everyday scissors.


I tend to add the boughs in layers. I have to keep it balanced or my fixture starts tilting.. kind of like me after a 2nd glass of wine! 

Here comes my favorite new holiday accessory: red berry picks or garland. I love the thick, chunky berry garland at Michael's. It adds much needed pops of color against all the green! For the chandelier I used the lighter berry garland also available at Michael's. Love this stuff!


That's it! I tried adding pine cones to the light fixture, but it looked a little bulky. I love the finished look!

Yay, so pretty, I think I might have to try this with my dining room chandelier!
Thanks so much Laura!

And thank you all for tuning in today!
Until Tomorrow...


  1. I usually just throw up a few strands of Christmas lights and don't give any further thought to lighting at all, but now I'm going to have to give it a whole lot more thought because that looks amazing!

  2. Thank you for this nice sharing. Great post.

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