I鈥檝e never been married, but the thought of planning the most magical day sounds a little stressful and intimidating! Luckily you have us at Brit + Co to give you the lowdown on how to DIY your way through one of the most memorable moments of your life. I鈥檓 not going to lie 鈥 I have a Pin board filled with DIY wedding ideas for my future day already started, and this hanging flower chandelier is one of my favorite pins.

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The tricky part about this DIY is using real flowers . With fresh buds, you need to prep the piece the night before or morning of the wedding, and let鈥檚 be real 鈥 you aren鈥檛 going to have time to make a floral chandelier the night before your wedding. So, we turned to a site called Afloral to help us with our fake flower needs. I spent $145 on fake flowers and probably had enough to make a three-tiered flower chandelier, but decided to stop at two. I used the basic principles from Roxy鈥檚 post on how to arrange flowers to complete my flower chandelier. This is the perfect piece to hang over the bride and groom鈥檚 seat at the dinner table, the dessert table or even the welcome table. If you aren鈥檛 getting married soon, don鈥檛 worry. This chandelier works well for all occasions or as a statement chandelier in any room.

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Materials:

Tools:

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Instructions:

1. Hot glue the coral fern and green leaves to the sides of the frame.

2. Wrap the wire around the frame and palm leaves to hold the leaves in place.

3. Hot glue the flowers around the frames to cover up empty spots and wire wrapping.

4. Create little bundles of succulents and dusty miller leaves and secure the stems with wire. Attach to frame with hot glue or wire.

5. Tie the fishing line to the frame, hang it up and step back to enjoy its beauty.

  1. Floral_Chandelier_03Grab your frames and remove the backing and glass. You will聽only be using the frame. Feel free to spray paint the frame green to better blend in with the plants, but this step isn鈥檛 necessary. Grab your green leafy plants and begin to plan out how they will be arranged on the frame.
  2. Floral_Chandelier_06Start gluing the coral fern and green leaves to the edge of the frame. Don鈥檛 feel as if you need to cover the whole frame. You will be adding three more layers of depth in the steps to come!
  3. Floral_Chandelier_07Decide the placement of your palm leaves and then wrap with wire to hold in place. You want the palm leaves to hang down from the frame to create a cascading effect.
  4. floral_Chandelier_08Time to add the stars of the show 鈥 the flowers! Use hot glue to attach the flowers to the frame. Place them in areas where the frame is bare or there is wire wrapping that needs to be covered. Mix and match the placement of flower colors throughout the four sides of the frame.
  5. Floral_Chandelier_12Looking good. Let鈥檚 add the last touch: the succulent fillers.
  6. floral-chandelier-13Cut off sections of the succulent bundle and dusty miller leaves to create new bundles. Wrap the stems in wire to hold it together, then attach to the frame using hot glue, wire and/or floral tape.
  7. Floral_Chandelier_18Tie fishing line to the corners of the frame and then have all pieces meet in the middle to create one loop for easy hanging.
  8. Floral_Chandelier_19Place the smaller frame inside the larger frame to create a two-tiered floral chandelier.
  9. Floral_Chandelier_30Insert heart-eyed emoji here.
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Kurt Andre

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