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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snowflake Chandelier First Version

February 2014 update here.....
http://makethebestofthings.blogspot.com/2014/02/wintry-snowflake-chandelier-dollar.html

Our 90's era house came with this blingy brass and glass chandelier. Still serviceable but really dated. It will have to do until I find just the right, perfect, beautiful dining room chandelier.


So for October thru November I wrapped it in a double garland of colorful silk leaves, like so....

...and I really liked the way it looked, especially all lit up. Martha Stewart did something similar but with tea lights and real leaves. http://www.marthastewart.com/276216/pumpkin-chandeliers-autumn-wreath
Ok, hers is prettier, but mine won't catch on fire.
Then I found a bag of assorted snowflakes (including a snowflake garland) at Goodwill for 99 cents. Score!!

The big snowflakes hooked over the hanging glass and the mini snowflake garland was just the right length to drape nicely all the way around. Hmmmm, looks okay in the daylight. Then I turned on the light....

KAPOW!
Look at the beautiful, crystally, snowflakey chandelier!
I really really like it and so does The Welding Man. It looks like a big Christmas wedding cake hanging over the table! Or an alien mothership made out of icy crystals!

Ooh aah. With all the snowflake glitz and detail to fool the eye, it actually looks quite pretty.

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And I still have snowflakes left. I'll try hanging more around the bottom...or leave it like this? I can hardly wait to see it after dark.

And now, in 2014, here's the current look for this pretty snowflake chandelier....

I guess this means my holiday decorating is kicked into gear. I'll be posting about my favorite gifts and ornaments to make in the next few weeks, including a special request for making simple but pretty yarn angels.

I'll be joining the parties on my sidebar, too. Come check them out for some excellent and creative ideas!




10 comments:

  1. Wow! That's an amazing transformation! ~ Maureen

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  2. That IS a great transformation! Very lovely sparkle. Thanks So much for sharing it at the Winter Wonderland party over at my place!

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  3. oooo what a neat solution to your lampshade of questionable design! WTG! I had a good chuckle to boot. Thank you!

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  4. What a great idea!! Looks beautiful!

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  5. Hi - I just had an idea as I was looking at your light - and wonder if post Christmas when the holiday stuff has to come off if this type of fixture might like nice with Krylon Looking Glass Spray paint on the glass parts. It might give it a more vintage look...just a thought. But I do love what you did with it for the holidays!

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  6. Pretty! I did something similar, but I love yours. It really makes your chandelier beautiful! Visiting from Life Made Lovely....

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  7. Gorgeous! I like Elisa's idea with the Looking Glass Spray. It would definitely make it shinier!

    Followed you from Home Maker On A Dime.

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  8. This looks awesome! And such a fast and easy way to dress it up for the season. Very festive :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/12/your-whims-wednesday-36-and-features.html

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