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Decorating a Chandelier for Christmas

By Rachel

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Last Updated on January 3, 2024 by Rachel Granholm

Decorating a chandelier for Christmas adds festive cheer to your dining space!

Are you looking for a unique way to decorate your home for the holidays? Look no further than your own chandelier! A chandelier light fixture is naturally festive and can be transformed into an eye-catching holiday decor piece. Decorating a chandelier for Christmas is super simple. I’ll provide you with helpful tips on how you can easily and affordably decorate a chandelier for Christmas using just three items!

Easy Christmas Decor

Don’t you love a good chandelier?! Besides making a room look amazing, I recently found out that they are super fun to decorate! I was inspired by my friend CoCo from The Crowned Goat to try a garland on my dining room light fixture for the Christmas season.

Let me tell you….not only is it SUPER easy but it looks incredibly gorgeous. Join me today for the easiest holiday DIY that you’ve ever seen!

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Decorating a Chandelier for Christmas How-To

Let me show you how to add simple holiday flair to any chandelier or light fixture in your home. It’s just two simple steps!

Here is my light fixture before I decorated it with Christmas garland.

milk glass chandelier

Wrap the Garland.

This is the garland that I used on my chandelier.

I purchased it last year and love how there are various types of greenery within the garland. For reference, it’s about 5 feet in length.

a faux garland

I simply wrapped the garland twice around the top of my chandelier.

Wrapping it twice around gives the garland itself a fuller look but I also didn’t want to cut it to make it shorter. So, there ya go!

Decorating a chandelier for Christmas is all about ease and functionality, so you do what feels best for you.

wrap garland around top of chandelier

I fluffed it, making sure that it was stable enough on it’s own without needing to use floral wire or anything.

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My advice would be to use a garland that is fairly light so that it doesn’t fall.

garland on chandelier for Christmas

If you are like me, you will probably monkey with the branches for a bit to get them to lay the way you want them to. But, this is a necessary step in the process!

Just turn on some Christmas music and go to town.

Christmas garland around light fixture

Add Faux Berries.

The only other thing I did to my garland was add five faux berry bunches to it.

To do this, I snipped off small branches from large faux berry stems using floral wire cutter.

faux red berries

Then, I simply spaced them evenly around the garland.

I just tucked them into branches that felt sturdy. You could hot glue them in if you wanted to but I didn’t feel that was necessary.

decorating a chandelier for Christmas

For some added texture, you could place pinecones around your garland, as well.

My garland already had pinecones attached to it but it wouldn’t be hard to hot glue a few here and there.

Other items you could add include:

pinecones in a Christmas garland

Finished Garland.

That’s it, guys! It’s literally the easiest Christmas DIY I’ve ever come up with but it truly adds the most romantic and whimsical holiday touch to my dining space.

decorating a chandelier for Christmas

I could have added more things to it but I truly love how it looks.

Simple decor goes a long way and, as I’ve learned over the years, less is more 🙂

This is easy Christmas decor at it’s finest!

Christmas garland on a light fixture

If you are short on time or the budget feels extra tight this season, let this be your reminder that you don’t need to do anything over-the-top to create a beautiful space for Christmas.

Use what you have or, if you want something completely free, you can find all of these items by foraging in the woods for them!

faux garland on a chandelier for Christmas decor

Closing Tidbits on Decorating a Chandelier for Christmas

Decorating a chandelier for Christmas is such a beautiful way to bring the holiday Spirit into your home! It can be done relatively easily and without having to break the bank.

With the use of inexpensive décor and a bit of creativity, you can transform an ordinary chandelier into a festive and warm holiday centerpiece.’Tis the season to add a little sparkle, no matter your budget, and create lasting memories with the people you love. Be encouraged to feel the Christmas Spirit moving within and let it bring peace to your home.

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  • Love the look of a decorated chandelier but too much of a dust catcher for me. Thanks for the tip though!

    • Rachel Granholm
      December 5, 2023 8:49 am

      Yea..I thought about that too but figured, since it will only be up for a little over a month, it would be just fine for me. Thanks for coming by today!

  • Great minds think alike, lol! Last year, I was determined to find a way to use some of my beautiful glass ornaments. Why was I not using them on my Christmas tree? Glad you asked! As a family, some years back we started a tradition fondly known as The Great Pickle Hunt. Perhaps you’ve seen pickle ornaments as you’ve perused the Christmas aisles at Hobby Lobby or another store? Hiding a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree is a tradition thought to come from Germany. Well, I started with one pickle and over the years the number has grown to 21 pickles as of this year. All of the pickles are hidden within the branches of the decorated tree. After presents are opened, it’s time for the pickle hunt. The goal is to find the most pickles. Winner gets a prize and everyone gets hot chocolate and cookies. My four pickle hunters are pretty competitive. Glass ornaments wouldn’t survive the hunt. My glass ornaments were carefully wrapped and stored until last year when I had an epiphany! I could wrap garland around my chandelier over the dining room table and hang my glass ornaments from the garland! It’s a beautiful display! Problem solved! I could have the great pickle hunt AND display my beautiful glass ornaments all at the same time!

    • Rachel Granholm
      December 5, 2023 9:21 am

      Hey Kim!
      That’s SUCH a fun tradition!!! My MIL did that some years ago with a pickle, as well. I can’t believe you have 21 now. That’s so neat!
      Also, I think your idea of hanging pretty glass ornaments from the chandelier is brilliant. What an amazing way to use and display them!! Thanks for sharing this fun story today and for taking the time to come by. Have a lovely day!

  • Sandra W Magle
    December 5, 2023 11:10 am

    I personally love simple greens,n the more different the varieties the better. This is a great idea, and I neglect mine unfortunately…so I will try this…also curtain rods, hmmmm. Hoping to start decorating this weekend! Sandi

    • Rachel Granholm
      December 5, 2023 11:29 am

      Hi, Sandi!
      Me too!! I’m so happy you are going to try this!! Like I said, I’ve never done this before but am so happy with how it turned out and it truly is SO easy. I hope you enjoy it!!

  • Hey Rachel! Your garland looks so pretty on your chandelier! Great minds do think alike! I have the same garland as you, and I hung it on my chandelier in the dining room, too! I’ve never done that before either and I love the way it looks! Happy day!

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  • I love the garland you chose, Rachel! It looks so realistic. Especially, with the red berries. We’ve been adding greenery to our chandeliers for a few years now and I swear it never gets old. It’s such a fun little touch to help make the holidays extra special. Sending you hugs and thank yous for the sweet shout out, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      December 11, 2023 1:45 pm

      Thank you!! I LOVE it…it truly adds so much cheer to our dining space for very little effort!! Thanks for coming by, friend!

  • Rachel I love this post because you get “wow” results with very simple items and a little time. Doubling up the garland is a great idea! Happy Holidays my friend!

  • Cara ~ Vintage Style Gal
    December 13, 2023 10:38 am

    You chandelier looks so festive Rachel, I love the actual fixture itself too! I love bringing in those bits of greenery to our dining room too. It always makes the room look so much more finished, not to mention more cozy.

    • Rachel Granholm
      December 13, 2023 11:04 am

      Thank you! The fixture is from Amazon actually…I do love it too. 🙂 It is cozy!! Thanks for your lovely words, Cara! Merry Christmas!

  • Wendy McMonigle
    December 13, 2023 11:47 pm

    Rachel, this garland looks fabulous on your light fixture. I love this idea. I tried something similar in the kitchen a few years ago but have yet to do it this year as I couldn’t find the garland. A sign that I have too many decorations, lol. Your garland looks so realistic; it’s a great choice.

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  • So happy you shared this at Tuesday Turn About, Rachel! I’m delighted to be featuring your post at the last party of 2023!

  • Brenda Caldwell
    December 19, 2023 10:03 am

    We have a chandelier/rotating fan in the Living room that is only used in the summer.

    How can I decorate it?

    • Rachel Granholm
      December 19, 2023 10:27 am

      Hi Brenda!
      An easy way would be to use some velvet or satin ribbon and attach ornaments to each ribbon then hang at varying heights from the light. You could also simply tie on bows from ribbon onto each light rung. Hope that helps! Happy Holidays!

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