Contributed blog post from Green Wedding Shoes
Floral chandeliers are quickly becoming a fun + pretty decor idea for weddings these days and we are totally onboard with that! They make such a fun statement piece to spruce up the ceiling in a venue and help the space appear larger + even more beautiful. So today we partnered with our fave silk flower company, AFloral, to show you how you can make your own floral chandelier. And best of all? It will last forever! Here’s how we did it…
What You’ll Need:
• Silk flowers from AFloral. We picked these for greens: Maidenhair Fern, Laurel Leaf, Heather Bush, Hops, and Baby Schefflera. And these for flowers: Garden Dahlia, Cherry Blossom, Silk Peony, and Peach Peony.
• Wire Chandelier Base
• Gardening Shears
• Floral Tape (or a hot glue gun)
• Twine (or something to hang the chandelier with)
Step 1: Start by cutting/separating your greens that you want to fill the base with and tape along the wire piece with floral tape. We used one kind of green for this but a mixture would work too!
Step 2: Progress by filling with greens all the way around until full.
Step 3: Add some accent greens. We used heather bush to create a dangling + whimsical effect.
Step 4: Add some other accent greens on top, like hops, to give dimension and texture.
Step 5: Cut your focal flowers so they are about 2 inches long on their stem and tape or fasten down with glue on the chandelier. We chose 3 peonies as our focal flowers.
Step 6: Finish by adding other accent flowers around the edges. Then you can add your twine. We tied 3 pieces in a triangle shape so they equally held the chandelier upright. Also take into consideration how it will hang – onto a beam? by a nail? And measure length of twine accordingly.
We paired the chandelier with some pretty plate settings from Borrowed Blu. Just love the gold flatware, modern white plates + pretty pink dip dyed napkins they have!
Pretty great right?! Thanks so much to Borrowed Blu for letting us play with your pretty table setting pieces!
If you make your own Silk Flower Chandelier with AFloral using these steps or supplies, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY. We’ll regram our faves!
*This post is sponsored by Afloral.com. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!
Find a wide variety of silk wedding flowers at Afloral.com and hashtag #Afloral with your DIY silk flower designs!