How to Make a Wreath Chandelier
This project was created in partnership with The Home Depot. As always, the projects and ideas are mine!
Want to make something fun and unique for your front porch or home this Christmas? How about a festive boxwood wreath chandelier? You know you want one (or TWO). It’s pretty easy! And just wait until you see how it looks with the lights on, it’s magical!
You’ll need two boxwood wreaths. Mine are Boxwood Wreaths 30 inch and 24 inch, both from The Home Depot. (I ordered mine online.) You can also make this with just one wreath, but we went with the BIG DRAMA and made ours a double-decker!
Then you’ll want some rope or ribbon, or even a chain. We chose some thicker rope like this so it would have a rustic nautical feel. I love it!
Then you’ll want some hooks for hanging your wreath. We installed heavy-duty hooks from The Home Depot that were big enough to handle our rope. Once you get the wreath hung, you can’t really see the hooks (at least on ours) so don’t worry about getting fancy hooks, unless you have a really snazzy porch or are using them inside (or if you think they will show).
Next you’ll want to have your husband or friend get up on a ladder and hold the wreath so you can decide how low to hang it. You do not need to have an existing light for this wreath project; it will look great even by itself.
If you have a shorter porch ceiling, I would recommend just one wreath hung closer to the ceiling. We decided to hang the first wreath at the top of our lantern. Once you decide how low it will hang, you can judge how long to cut the rope.
Before you cut, look ahead at the tutorial to see how we decided to hang ours so you can figure out how much rope you’ll need.
Loop the rope around the wire on the back of the wreath and tie the rope in a knot to secure it.
Then tie the other end of the same rope a few inches over, creating a “handle” you can hold. It’s helpful to leave a few inches of excess rope in case you decide you need more length. Note that your wreath will now hang lopsided, unless you repeat that step again with one more rope.
Take one more length of rope and knot it on the back of the wreath, opposite the other rope. Then take the remaining end and knot it a few inches over, so your wreath will have two rope handles to hang it from (kind of like shopping bag or purse handles; see the photo below for how it will hang).
Hang one handle on each hook, with the wreath upside down. Once you hang it, you can retie a rope or balance it out by sliding it around on the hooks a bit, as needed, to make it level.
Once you are happy with your first wreath, pat yourself on the back and call it done. I loved the look of one. Or go for the drama like we did, and make another one!
Repeat the process for your second wreath. Just make sure your rope is long enough to hang down through the first wreath. We looped both wreaths over the same hooks.
When you like how the wreaths hang, trim any excess rope and you are done! If you want to add lights, I’d recommend slim wire battery-operated LED string lights with a timer. That way you can set them to come on and off every evening so you don’t have to climb up and deal with them every day!
This was such a simple, fun project for our Christmas porch! I love what a bold statement it makes.
It’s pretty all day long, and at night it’s absolutely magical!
It makes my porch feel like you are entering a fairytale! I think this would be beautiful for a wedding or party, too!
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Wreath Chandelier Supplies Needed:
Do you decorate your porch or front door for Christmas?