Friday, June 15, 2012

The Big Reveal : My DIY Garden Chandelier

Happy Friday!

If you remember how I took a trip to an awesome store here in town and I was inspired to create something a little unique.

I didn't walk away with much that day.
This project has been in my mind for 2yrs .. so..I hope you like it as much as we do : )

We started off with this..
 I bought the hanging planter for $1.98 had to change out the hanger though because they told me that wasn't for sale..darn. I bought a chain hanger for $4 instead.

Spanish Moss.  Perfect for me because it can handle dry spells and you can put it on anything .. no soil : )
 Looks a lot like spaghetti.  I bought 4 bunches of these to cover the planter well.

 You will also need galvanized steel wire.  I had this laying around the house from a previous project.

 I took the wire and began to wrap the base in a dream catcher fashion leaving enough space to get the spanish moss through.
  Just keep going round and round with it.  I did that so I could have a base for a candle plate and a candle.  Side Note..Please use battery operated ones in case of fire.

I did not use any wire for the spanish moss...simply loop them through.
(top rung)

 (bottom rung)

 Here is what it looked like with spanish moss complete..
I thought it needed more.  So back to the store I go and purchase faux forsythia.

 I thought about cutting them and adding them in for some color..
 (a little cardinal for something unexpected)

Some evening shots..

 In Nature..

What do you think?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day : )


  1. I love it! It's so creative and cool. Might just have to borrow your great idea. Thanks!

  2. Thanks, Shannon! If you do use it..I would love to see your version : )

  3. Gorgeous, Kelly! I never would have thought of this. Love the use of air plants! xoxo

  4. Thanks, Jessica! We are happy with it.. xo


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