This DIY grapevine wreath chandelier is easy to do and makes an enchanting Christmas decoration.
With Lockdown limitations currently in place, now is a great time to get crafty and learn new skills.
• 30″ Grapevine Wreath
• Floral Wire
• String Lights
• Decorator Chain
• Faux Greenery
• Light Socket Adapter, screw hooks
• 2 Pliers
• Wire Cutters
DECORATE THE WREATH
Decorate your grapevine wreath before you hang it. Using a combination of artificial greenery, fresh boxwood, and industrial-looking cage string lights. Attach everything with floral wire, it is durable and the paddle is small that you can wrap it around and easily weave it in and out through the grapevines.
ADD HANGING CHAINS
Using a chain to hang your grapevine wreath chandelier is going to allow you to weave the end of the light cord through it to go up to your electric source. You will need two sets of pliers to bend, pull apart, then re-bend your chain back in place.
HANGING THE CHANDELIER
Your front porch light may be a different kind of fixture than the one pictured (based on a can light) So at this point, you are going to have to tweak this step to fit your situation.
• Pull down the can light to reveal the wood framing underneath. Most can lighting is hung with little “v” shaped springs that allow you to pull it down without completely removing it.
• Insert small screw hooks into the framing evenly spaced apart, being careful to avoid any electrical wiring.
• Place the chain over the hooks. Push the can light casing back up as far as it will go. You will notice that it will not close completely due to the chain, this can be masked by tucking a little artificial greenery around the gap.
CONNECTING TO THE ELECTRIC
If unsure you may want to enlist the help of an electrician, alternatively simply remove the light bulb and twist in a light socket adapter.