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How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

Well it happened. I have officially started decorating for Christmas. I know it’s still probably a bit early for some of you, but this is actually late for me. Believe it or not, I already had my tree up this time last year. Yep, I was in full blown Christmas mode by the second week of November. Crazy, I know. But I decided to wait a bit longer this year for a few different reasons and I’m actually really glad I did. Instead of doing it way early, I’ve been slowly transitioning from fall to Christmas over the past few days and it’s been a nice change. I’m actually planning to go a different route this year with my Christmas decor and I’m really excited to do something new. I’ll be sharing all that soon, but today’s post is a really fun one because I’m sharing how to decorate a chandelier for Christmas. I actually decided to share this today because our dining room chandelier was the very first thing I decorated for Christmas this year. I have no idea why, but for whatever random reason I was really excited to decorate our chandeliers. They’re often overlooked when it comes to Christmas decor, but they have so much potential! And it’s seriously so easy, you can get it done in just a few minutes. Ok, enough rambling–let’s get into it!

How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

There are a few different ways you can decorate your chandelier for Christmas, but today I’m going to share how I did it using fresh cedar garland. I love fresh garland during the holidays, don’t you?! It’s definitely one of my favorite parts of Christmas decor. I bought mine at Home Depot, but you can also do this with any Christmas garland you already have on hand.

How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

This garland is 15 feet long, so I had to trim it down to make it work for my chandelier. Just simply measure how much length you need to wrap the garland around the chandelier, then cut it to size. Be sure to add a few extra inches so that the garland can overlap a bit and won’t fall through the arms of the chandelier.

How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

Once you have the garland trimmed down, start laying it on the arms of your chandelier. Make sure the arms are evenly spaced apart, sometimes they can move around.

How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

I love using fresh garland like this because it has such a pretty way of hanging on the arms of the chandelier. Little pieces fall at different lengths, which creates kind of a waterfall effect. If any of the pieces are too long for your liking, you can just trim them down a bit.

How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

Lastly I added a thin red berry garland on top just to give it a little pop of color. And that’s it. All done!

How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas How to Decorate a Chandelier for Christmas

This is seriously so stinkin’ easy. I mean, it only takes maybe 10 minutes to do but it really does make a big impact. This adds so much coziness to the room and I feel like this is such a classy, elegant look for Christmas. And like I said earlier, you could easily do this with any garland you already have on hand–just trim it to size and call it good. Your dining room will look amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping in today. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions– I always love to chat!

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  • Amera Mora
    November 21, 2017

    Wonderful idea! Can’t wait to try, thank you for always sharing great ideas!

  • Cyndi Hagg
    November 21, 2017

    How long will the garland last if it is put up now through Christmas?

  • Cindy Richter
    November 21, 2017

    I do that to our chandelier in the dining room each year and LOVE IT! Yours is beautiful. Love the added berry garland and that chandelier is gorgeous!

  • Deedra
    November 21, 2017

    That looks so pretty and I love the bits of red in there! Have a great Thanksgiving!

    • Sarah
      > Deedra
      November 22, 2017

      Thank you Deedra!!

  • Marilyn S.
    November 21, 2017

    It is simply beautiful -you are great at making the simple understated things look just right!

    • Sarah
      > Marilyn S.
      November 22, 2017

      Aw thank you Marilyn, I appreciate that so much!

  • Dianne Gingrich
    November 26, 2017

    Gorgeous. Always love your ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Sarah
      > Dianne Gingrich
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks so much Dianne! xo

  • Leigh Ann
    December 6, 2017

    Where did you get the chandelier from? I love it!

  • Eve Kyle
    December 13, 2017

    This was just the inspiration I needed to decorate my own chandelier! I used faux grape vines instead of fresh boughs and added red garland that I already had, similar to yours. I also hung red and green ball ornaments from the arms. I’m so happy with the results and it was so easy! Thanks for all your great ideas, Sarah😀

    • Colleen
      > Eve Kyle
      December 19, 2019

      This is something I had done; only with a couple twists…
      1. Before laying down the “greens” I fasten a Christmas ball at the end of a 2 1/2 to 4″ ribbon that goes with my decor. I take the ribbon & balls & lay it in each of the curved arms of the chandelier (making them even OR adjusting the “inside” ball higher or lower than the other) then I lay down my greens, my twigs of berries & then I top it with a menanduring string of Garland (in my choice of colors)…sometimes I hang large candy canes from the greens 😉

  • Angela Hall
    January 22, 2018

    Thanks for this post! I have been looking for a new dining room chandelier and these gave me some great ideas.

  • Diane
    December 6, 2020

    I love the cedar garland! I hope I can find it. How do you keep it healthy & green till Christmas?

  • Susan H.
    November 10, 2022

    so very pretty! I love that variety of greenery the most! It also looks beautiful just standing tall in vases- so natural!
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Connie
    October 5, 2023

    We got a new chandelier over our dining room table and I couldn’t wait to get ideas how to decorate it for Christmas. I looked at so many on Pinterest. I didn’t know what I wanted exactly, but I knew I would “know” as soon as I saw it. Yours is hands-down exactly what I was looking for! Simple, yet elegant and definitely makes a cozy statement. Thank you!!