Hanging Wreath Chandelier & Ball Garland featuring Jessica from Two Shades of Pink {Handmade Holidays Project No.19}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.

I’m delighted to welcome our next guest,
Jessica from Two Shades of Pink

When it comes to the holidays it’s no rules – as sparkles, glitz, glitter and glam all are ok. Jessica’s Hanging Wreath Chandelier captures all these goodies and more in a fabulous display of chic perfection. Please welcome Jessica.

Well, hey there friends! I am just way excited to be part of this festive series and the fact that Stephanie Lynn’s blog is simply FABULOUS, it’s a tremendous honor to be here today!

My name is Jessica and I blog over at Two Shades of Pink. I have to confess that I have been in the Christmas mood for months and even started a Christmas packaging and crafts series on my blog the day after Halloween! So this fun and simple project works for my Christmas loving heart. My favorite part of the season is decorating my house and a Sparkly Wreath Chandy hanging over my holiday table is absolutely my kind of thing.


My inspiration came from Martha’s 2010 Christmas Issue. Sadly, I can’t find a photo on her website but check out another version here. And I personally love thinking of ways to hang stuff from the ceiling. Thankfully the hubster is used to it. Now let’s talk supplies and find out how to make one!


1. In my eagerness to get started, I began wrapping my 16 inch wreath form of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam with floral tape prior to taking a “before” photo. Sorry! But here is what you need:

1 16 inch (or larger) wreath form of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam

2 packages (16 count ea.) 1 inch balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam

fishing line

textured white spray paint

4 faux pine garlands

2.Begin wrapping your wreath form of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam with one of your pine garlands.

3. Push each wrap tightly together to make it thick. Tuck ends under the wrapped pieces.
4. Here’s your wreath wrapped with all 4 garlands.
5. To make the wreath look snowy, I used a textured spray paint that produces a flecked effect.
6. Lightly spray it with a sweeping motion but don’t saturate it in one area or it will become too white.
7. When one side is dry, flip it over and do the other side.
8. It takes at least 3 hours to become completely dry and will be stiff to the touch.
After it was dry, my husband helped me tie 4 strands of silver cording I bought at Joann Fabrics (99¢ per yard) equidistantly around the wreath in between the wrapped layers of garland.


Push the garland back around the tied cording to hide the part that is tied.

We attached the ends to an O ring (or in my case…a key ring I had on hand) and hung it from a hook on our ceiling after measuring the distance from the ceiling to above the dining room table.
(I have cathedral ceilings which is why the hook is on an angle)

I ended up making 2 small garlands to crisscross underneath the chandelier using a 16 count package of 1 inch balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam for each garland. You will also need Mod Podge, metallic crochet thread, scissors, the fishing line, and a yarn needle.

1. Begin by wrapping the 1 inch balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam with silver crochet thread.

2. Wrap completely but don’t worry if some of the white still shows.

3. Glue the ends with a bit of Mod Podge and let dry.

4. Thread each one onto fishing line using a thicker needle used for yarn.

I also strung silver bells to make this pretty garland. I tied a loop at either end of the fishing line to hang it up using ornament hooks.
Now for the fun part…decorate your chandelier! I used all silver ornaments to give it some sparkle.
Here’s a shot underneath.
Yes, I totally laid on my back on the dining table to take it. Cool shot though, right? :)
It’s so pretty hanging over the table and I love how festive it looks.
This does not even have to hang over a dining table. What about a front entry hall table or even in the kitchen? Lots of possibilities!
Hope you are inspired to add some sparkle over your table too!
I am just so thankful to be a part of the Handmade Holidays Series. Thank you Stephanie Lynn for putting this together and I look forward to every single project!


♦ For more inspiring projects and crafts, visit Two Shades of Pink
You can also connect with Jessica on Facebook

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Thanks so much Jessica for sharing this incredible wreath chandelier. The sparkly silver tones are simply gorgeous and I love the idea of spray painting the wreath. The mini ball garland and ornament baubles add the perfect finishing touches! – simply fabulous
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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I will actually make this. What a beautiful project.

  2. fabulous project! I LOVE this series! I am so excited to meet these new amazing bloggers!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  3. This sparkly chandelier is beautiful! Oh my goodness I really want to make this -I’ll have to email you a picture :-) Your photos are amazing.

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  5. Oh my, this is gorgeous! You’re a genius! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Oh my I am so making this over the weekend..Thanks for the tutorial..

  7. Wow!! Incredible! You did a great job, how fun.

  8. Absolutely beautiful! I’m searching my brain frantically trying to think of a place I could put one. Instead of making the small balls, I’m wondering if you could buy the ones at the Dollar Tree and spray paint them?

  9. I made one of these last year for my front porch, it was made of chicken wire, greenery, icicle lights tucked in the chicken wire and a big red bow wrapped around it, i attached a big plastic Santa. I hung it like yours only I used wire and attached it to my front porch light. It was lit two ways, It was great. I am going to use it again. Maybe I need a blog to post it on. Yours is lovely for inside the home. Thanks for tutorial

  10. This is so very AWESOME!!! I want to make one!!! Maybe pink and glittery… :)

  11. This is incredibly gorgeous!! I love every bit of it’s sparkly goodness.
    Ruth

  12. Bonsoir! I adore the hanging chandelier. Tres Magnifique! I think I’ll give it a try. Merci for this inspiring series. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Au Revoir ~ Chelle

  13. I am trying to think of somewhere I can put one of these right now. It is so pretty.

  14. awesome! Love Jessica’s ideas!!!

  15. Jessica Rocks!! Love her blog & LOVE this chandelier! FABULOUS!

  16. Isn’t she AMAZING!!! I love this chandy! So pretty! The PERFECT touch!!!

  17. Isn’t she AMAZING!!! I love this chandy! So pretty! The PERFECT touch!!!

  18. How utterly cool is this!

  19. So cool! I can just see you taking those pics. :) I think I might make one but I would use my ball garland! ♥

  20. The ring is really something. I like the snow effect on the green. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial and such lovely photos. Your table underneath the ring looks wonderful!

  21. thanks for sharing, what a beautiful wreath, I think I will try to make one, not for my dinning room, but for my living room. Might add candles in glass holders, to add some light, since I don’t have any hanging light fixture in my living room. Thanks for the details.

        

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