How-To: A Woodland Chandelier

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How-To: A Woodland Chandelier

As our plans for entertaining move indoors, we've found a simple way to refresh our décor-- a DIY chandelier made from our classic twig lights. Inspired by branches in the forest as leaves disappear, this eye-catching fixture is lightweight and easy to move around the house for a touch of sparkle wherever it goes. We think it makes an especially nice addition above the table at dinner parties. Surprisingly straightforward to create and even easier to personalize, this twinkling display will make a welcome sight in your home throughout the holiday season.

What you'll need

Twig lights (we used 5 bunches)
Bind wire
Power source

1. Bunch your twig lights together and fasten the upper stems into one, larger stem using bind wire. You may choose to stagger the heights of the stems to create a longer, narrower chandelier.

2. Add additional fastenings at intervals along the upper stems to make sure the chandelier is secure.

3. Shape your twigs as desired. We left ours straight for a natural look, but you could create a more whimsical fixture by twisting individual stems.

4. Fasten the power cords into a single bundle to minimize their appearance.

5. Suspend within reach of a power source and enjoy a gathering under the stars.

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3 Comments

SadieK said…

How many twig lights did you use for this? I see the 5 bunch ones (large) are sold out; will the smaller ones work too?

  • terrain said…

    August 22, 2017 at 2:19PM

    Yes, the smaller twig lights will work as well!

Katie1006 said…

Hello! I think this is a great idea and I have the perfect spot in my house to do this, but I'm not quite understanding how the bunch hangs, from what does it hang and what to do with the wires once they are bunched. Additional help would be appreciated!

  • terrain said…

    March 8, 2016 at 1:47PM

    Thanks for your question! This would depend on the location of the chandelier and your power source. We recommend bundling the wires together with a dark colored wire or string, then suspending from a hook or series of hooks in the ceiling to help lead the wire toward a power source.

JoelleWyser-Pratte said…

That is a beautiful chandelier. I never thought that a bunch of twigs will looks elegant like this chandelier.. great piece of art. Joelle Wyser-Pratte

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