Friday, June 7, 2013

Chalkboard Project: How to Make a Floral Chandelier

Last year, my mom and I discovered floral chandeliers at the Philadelphia Flower Show. I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of them at the time—they were so beautiful, with big, beautiful blooms and leaves cascading down the sides—but we didn't know how to recreate the look for ourselves. An exhaustive internet search did not provide much help, so we just kept the idea in the back of our minds. 

And then a couple of months later, Pottery Barn came out with this planter-abra. Genius!

As it turns out, my mom already had a candelabra hanging on her back deck.

We realized that this piece could make a great floral chandelier and got to work.

We simply used the glasses that held the pillar candles as little mini pots and planted these flowers.

Since we loved the big, drapey look of the floral chandeliers at the Flower Show, we added a large green fern to the center to give it some fullness. The leaves extended out over the potted flowers quite nicely.

And here you go! Our very own floral chandelier.

I loved this project because it was fun to work with something so lush and colorful. This year, I want to give it a try using bouquets of cut flowers instead of potted plants, which could be really amazing. 


Planter-abra via Pottery Barn
all other images by The Pink Chalkboard

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