Monday, December 5, 2011

The kitchen chandelier is all dressed up for Christmas!

I really look forward to decorating the chandelier for Christmas so let's get started!
Using gold mesh, ribbon, and garlands of red berries and gold leaves to decorate, I first unpack the storage container and spread everything out on the kitchen floor...

This is the kitchen chandelier without the decorations.  If your chandelier has crystals, you may want to remove them before starting so they won't be knocked off during the process.  I've already removed some of the crystals...

I begin with the gold mesh, wrapping it around the chandelier arms. I continue wrapping it over and under the arms and then continue up the chain.

The mesh is stretched open as needed.  I use thin wire clipped with wire cutters to help hold things in place...

So far, we've used gold mesh and two gold garlands.  The gold garland is used on the chandelier arm area only...

It's time to add the red berry garland which is used on the arms and will also continue up the chain to the ceiling...


Now, it is time for the bow which is a wide ribbon in a shimmery gold.  There is no wire in this bow, I find it looks softer and is easier for storing from year to year.  The bow is tied at the ceiling and dangles down the chain of red berry garland...

One nice thing about this project, the materials can be used for many years, so it's pretty & thrifty!
The winner of the burlap pillow giveaway is Debbie from DebbieDoo's.  Congrats Debbie! 
(Chosen by Random Number Generator.)
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  1. Your chande is gorgeous CIndy! I WON! Cool, I am so happy. Sorry I have been a wee bit wrapped up in this hopping holiday party and I am crossed eyed from visiting blogs right now LOL! Thank you. I plan on seeing you gals on Wednesday:) Can't wait.

  2. I LOVE IT Cindy!!! Love that pretty wallpaper too! Martina

  3. Cindy, this is so pretty! Love that berry garland! Very festive!

  4. Love the way you decorated your chandy!
    Gorgeous and festive!!!

    Deborah xoxo

  5. Stunning! You are so talented!

    Congratulations to Debbie.


  6. Ultra-fabulous and magazine worthy! It's gorgeous!

  7. Your chandy is gorgeous Cindy! Congrats to Debbie for being the lucky winner.

  8. Cindy it looks divine! Congrats Debbie!!

  9. Your Christmas chandelier is so festive and very unique. I love it!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  10. Lovely job on your chandelier, Cindy. It's really beautiful and adds a really nice element in your room. Now I'm looking at mine and thinking I'd better get busy! Mine's naked! LOL!

  11. Yes, I like it bunches and bunches.

  12. Your chandelier is beautiful!

  13. Pinned and duly noted! Thank you for sharing exactly how to get this look. highpointcircle.blogspot

  14. Cindy this is amazing. What a job but so worth it. Your room is just stunning. Love the floors and your wallpaper. Hope you are having a good week!

  15. Fabulous chandy, Cindy! You are so creative! Love the mix of fabric and nature! :)

    xoxo laurie

  16. Hi cindy,
    Absolutely love what you did to your chandelier!
    I always want to decorate mine but have no idea
    what to do with it, so never do anything, well,
    guess I have hung some ornaments or something off of it, but never really have been thrilled with it
    Yours is absolutely beautiful. Just might have to see what I can do.
    I have had a hard time getting started on my decorations this year for some reason. I quick put up some for our friends visit, but haven't done anything else until this afternoon. Had
    fun decorating my new white room tho..........
    and still have more to work on tomorrow, so guess I am getting in my groove

    Your mantle looks great too, very pretty. that was one of my first things I did, but still trying to decide if I really like it or not, lol
    but will see..........

    Take care sweetie,
    Blessings, Nellie

  17. WOW! I LOVE IT!!! It just looks so pretty and festive and sparkly!!! GREAT JOB and lots of inspiration, here! Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  18. Just beautiful, Cindy! I love how festive everything looks after it has been decorated for Christmas. Don't you? But things seem so bare once it's all put away.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I love having you join the fun.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  19. Thanks for the detailed instructions as well for this beautiful decorated chandelier. It's easy when you see it done step by step.

  20. Love the use of the mesh. Hope you don't mind if I "borrow" your idea. Of course, I'll give you credit for the idea and a link to your lovely chandy.

  21. Gorgeous! There is no other word, but gorgeous!

  22. Your chandy is simply stunning. I love it! It is so festive. Thanks for the tutorial. I would have never thought to use mesh ribbon the way you did.

    Congrats to Debbie!

    Ricki Jill

  23. I love your chandy. What a gorgeous way you styled it. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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