Make Your Own Thanksgiving Chandelier

If you follow me on Facebook you know that I will be hosting Thanksgiving this year. You will also know that several of the rooms around here are in desperate need of some decorating. The eating area for sure needs a light fixture over the table. As it is now in the evenings it is hard to see what you are eating. So I came up with a little something this afternoon.

Pretty cool, huh? 

three boys

I grabbed some interesting sticks and branches from the backyard. Then tied them together with yarn.

Hung it from the ceiling with a bit of fishing line and then wrapped Christmas lights around it.

I am loving the whimsy this branchy chandy is creating in here. Can’t you just imagine an amazing table setting underneath? 

As the decorating continues I will be sure to keep you all posted!!

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  1. Katie says:

    Love this! I'm going to have to try this!

  2. Tracy says:

    Very cool! Keep it up for Christmas and hang ornaments from it!

  3. Shannon says:

    I love it. It looks amazing with your beamed ceiling. I especially like that you made it yourself. Way to go!

  4. Pine Tree Home says:

    Very cool! Are they battery operated lights?

  5. Sarah, Three Boys says:

    Shannon- not as cool as your amazing chandy designs!

    and no not battery operated those would be awesome. I used a white extension cord and taped it to the ceiling:) shhhh don't tell!

  6. Jaime says:

    Sarah great idea, frugal and fabulous for sure. You know PB will be borrowing that idea in their next catalog – watch out! PS – Can I have your wood beams please? Just spoke with GC today to install faux beams, hope they look half as good as yours.

  7. Larrisa Hill Designs says:

    Absolutely spectacular!!!

  8. Prudently Painted Vintage says:

    This is amazing!! Love!!

  9. Jenna says:

    I LOVE it! You smarty pants you. I really like that it's easy enough to do for a party or holiday, but then it's not necessarily permanent (though I wouldn't mind it sticking around :)

  10. Jenna says:

    I've been trying to figure out how you plugged it in though? Is it behind your beam?

  11. Designing Domesticity says:

    Cute! Great addition to the room -I'm also curious as to how you got electricity up there. do share!

  12. Lisa @ Shine Your Light says:

    What a cute idea Sarah. I love your beams too! They add nice character to the space.

  13. Latoya @ The Scott's Crib says:

    Very cool Sarah! It looks amazing:)

  14. michele says:

    seriously genius cool.


  15. Heather says:

    What an amazing light fixture for not much money! I'm sure it will be a conversation piece during Thanksgiving dinner too! Love it.

  16. Jenny @ Simcoe Street says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous!


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  18. Comeca Jones says:

    Cute idea!

  19. Handbags*N*Pigtails says:

    This looks amazing! Totally something Id expect to see in an Anthropologie store display. I love it!

  20. Dina says:

    wow! simply brilliant…

  21. Mrs BC says:

    That is GENIUS. It lools awesome!

  22. Andrea says:

    Um, all I can say is BRILLIANT!!

  23. CJ says:

    Stunning. I attended a tent wedding this summer that had a twig lighting fixture. Loved it, and yours!


  24. Shabby chic Sandy says:

    awesome and inspiring!

  25. Gillian Layne says:

    So, so pretty! I'm definitely going to try this–thanks for sharing! :)

  26. Stephanie @ New Again says:

    Love it!!!

  27. Jennifer L. Griffin says:

    Absolutely adorable. So whimsical and fun!

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  29. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust says:

    Creative & beautiful. Love it!

    Warmly, Michelle

  30. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust says:

    Creative & beautiful. Love it!

    Warmly, Michelle

  31. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust says:

    Creative & beautiful. Love it!

    Warmly, Michelle

  32. The Northern Baker says:

    WOW! I'm so impressed! What a great idea!

  33. KelliB says:

    Wow! This is cool! I absolutely love it!!! I would love for you to share this at Totally Inspired Tuesdays at The Inspired Collection!


  34. Shannon says:

    This is beautiful! What can't twinkly lights and wood do?!


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