We still may be weeks away from Thanksgiving, but holiday decorating is already on my mind. Nature-inspired holiday décor is always my go-to, and today I have a DIY for an alternative wreath… which is actually a chandelier. This decoration could really be used year-round, but I added a bit of gold for a holiday touch.
2 bunches eucalyptus
Twig wreath (found at craft stores)
Copper wire (I used 22-gauge)
Brown string or twine
Gold spray paint (optional)
1. Cut your eucalyptus stalks to the desired length and color with gold spray paint, if desired. I added just a touch of gold to the tips of some pieces of eucalyptus.
2. Insert the end of one eucalyptus stalk between the twig pieces of the wreath. Using copper wire, wrap repeatedly around the twigs and eucalyptus in multiple directions until the eucalyptus is secure.
3. Do this with each piece of eucalyptus, making sure to even out the weight around the entire wreath — otherwise your chandelier will hang lopsided once completed. (As you can see, it started to rain while I was making this!)
4. Cut 4 pieces of string or twine, and tie around the wreath in 4 evenly-spaced spots, like so:
5. Bring the ends of the string together and tie, forming a loop.
6. Attach your gorgeous work of art to the ceiling and you’re all set!
More DIY ideas from the BLDG 25 Blog.
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