My neighbor gave me a blingy chandelier several months back. I didn’t have any place to put it, so it just kind of got stuck in a corner. Then I needed an easy and inexpensive centerpiece and I immediately knew the chandy would be a great focal point. Here’s how I took a chandelier and flowers from my yard to make a fun centerpiece.
Decide on a simple color palette. I chose pale pink, a chartreuse green and a dusty green.
Here’s what I used:
- pale pink roses
- chartreuse Spider Mums
- white Hydrangeas
- Dusty Miller
- assorted glass jars and votive cups
- small glass dish or saucer
- a chandelier
- Museum Putty (optional, but super helpful)
There really aren’t any rules for this. The chandy I have is a beaded, wrought iron piece that is designed for candles, but you could easily get an old chandelier land remove the light fixture/electrical portions of it. Set the chandy in the middle of your table and set votive cups into the candle cups or light cups. Secure with Museum Putty and add flowers.
Place the small dish on the top of the chandy, secure with Museum Putty if necessary.
Once you’ve filled up the votive cups and placed flowers on top of your chandelier, you can start adding flowers to jars and arranging them around your chandelier. This was a long, rectangular table, so I did a line of little flower arrangements on either side of the chandelier. If you had a round table you’d want to cluster them in a circular pattern.
There you have it. Easy! I purchased the Spider Mums and Roses at CostCo, but the Hydrangeas and the Dusty Miller came from my yard. I’ve done several centerpieces and floral arrangements using flowers from my own yard. It cuts down on costs, obviously, but it is great when you find yourself needing a bit more “filler” for your arrangements.