ISSUE 90  |  The Modern Root Cellar

DIY: A Chandelier of Fresh Flowers

September 20, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Call it the ultimate dinner party centerpiece: a chandelier of fresh flowers hanging above the table. And it’s easier than it looks.

We spotted the project via Paper and Stitch, where blogger Brittni Mehlhoff armed herself with a large wire basket (the frame for the chandelier), a pendant and cord kit, and a selection of fresh flowers to make a dramatic hanging pendant. And by the way? It does light up.

For a list of supplies and step-by-step instructions, see Paper and Stitch.

Photographs by Brittni Mehlhoff.

Above: Mehlhoff used dahlias, dusty miller, privet, lilies, and waxflowers and…. for a full plant list, see Paper and Stitch.

Above: Mehlhoff wove the flowers and greenery through a wire basket and secured the stems with wire. For a step-by-step tutorial, see Paper and Stitch.

Above: Cut the flower stems to a length of about 6 inches (long enough to weave through the wire basket).

Above: “It does light up. I had it on for about an hour and a half and it was completely fine,” says Mehlhoff. “But to be on the safe side, I wouldn’t leave this on unattended.”

For more greenery-decked lighting, see A Garden in the Sky: Test Tube Chandeliers and Design Sleuth: A Very Sophisticated Growlight.