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The Incredible Christmas Place
Published: October 12, 2012
Celebrate Fall with a Pumpkin Chandelier
- Chandelier with wiring removed, ours is a distressed-looking reproduction. Alternatively, you can just remove the bulbs from a live chandelier, but be sure to disengage the power from the light while it is decorated in this way. Or, if you have a candle-type chandelier, you can wire or hot glue the pumpkins to the base of each "candle".
- Glittered pumpkins, enough for each light sconce on your chandelier plus 2-3 extra for decoration.
- Hot glue gun and chenille stems or florist's wire.
- Fall leaves, greenery, and 2-3 bolts of coordinating fall ribbons.
What to do:
1. Wire greenery to the frame of the chandelier at the top, and again around the area of the sconces.
If you're using a chandelier that is not wired, you can hang it almost anywhere in the house. Have fun and don't be afraid to experiment with fall greenery, flowers, and leaves of all colors.
2. Hot glue or wire fall leaves into your foundation of greenery.
3. Using 2 or 3 coordinating patterns of ribbon, tie bows of 4 to 6 loops. Make your loops large enough to stand above your greenery, and leave the ribbon tails long enough to hang below the greenery and the base of your chandelier. Wire the bows into place. Add a few extra ribbon tails for a fuller look at the bottom if you like. If your chandelier hangs above a dinner table, you may want to keep your ribbons shorter.
4. Hot glue a pumpkin into each sconce of your chandelier. It's easiest to apply the glue to the sconce and then press the pumpkin into place. The hot glue should come off the sconce easily when you're ready to make another décor change - for Christmas, of course!
5. Hot glue the extra pumpkins into the greenery at the top of your light fixture for a little more glitz and color.