Today we have an elegant chandelier arrangement by Chrissie Jenkins of Wateringbury Flower Club
Chrissie said: "I had always wanted to create a Christmas Chandelier and had such fun making it!
Here are a few tips:
1) Start with a large, flat, wreath ring or something similar. Glue onto it 4 or 6 plastic tin can covers (Lakeland) or plastic covers from yoghurt pots. These will support your candles so need to be carefully spaced so that the ring is balanced when hanging.
2 )Attach the rope, plaited string or ribbon which will allow you to hang the chandelier. These too must be evenly spaced. NB only use 3 strands (the three legged milking stool principle) or it it will be very difficult to get it to hang level!
3)Now the fun bit! Simply weave foliage round the ring, securing with wire and adding baubles, icicles, ribbon and as much bling as you like, it is Christmas!
NB. You will need a lot more foliage than you think and I would use LED candles with a remote control. Without the remote, each candle has to be removed individually to light, as the switches are underneath, that’s a pain and unbalances the chandelier too. Use real candles at your peril!
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