If you ask me there are few things better than a great chandelier! Whether you’re talking home, office or wedding day decor, chandeliers are the most beautiful kind of classic and opulent decorative detail. But while they’re perfection all on their own, they get even better when set in a contrasting natural element like that provided by a lush green setting. That’s especially the case if we’re taking about coupling the dainty and wild asparagus fern with contemporary distressed white metal chandeliers. So for today’s DIY I’ve combined them for you in one of my favorite ways, a table overhang. And the end result is just so lovely I may never take it down!
- metal chandelier x 3
- standard garden trellis painted white. This will be the base of your overhang, which you’ll need to hang. Sizing can vary and depends on intended use. Ours was 4 feet long.
- asparagus fern
- wax flower
- floral wire
- garden shears
- water picks (for wax flowers)
The Step by Step
Step 1: start your fern overhang by first pulling together the front end points. You’ll want to use your longest pieces of fern to create the lowest overflow points. Begin by wiring a few stems of fern together.
Step 2: wire your fern bundle to your trellis at whatever point you want to designate as your starting point. We used the left side of the trellis, approximately 10 inches in from the end.
Step 3: create a bundle for your front end point. Make it either longer or shorter than the opposite side. Avoid perfectly symmetrical arrangements for a natural look.
Step 4: attach your chandeliers to the trellis.
Step 5: create your back end points with another two fern bundles.
Step 6: fill in the rest of the trellis with individual fern stems. Work to create a naturally wild finished look by pointing them in different directions, allowing some to come through the bottom of the trellis. If using the overhang in an indoor setting you can weave your stems into one another. If using outdoors, make sure to wire all your stems to avoid wind displacement.
Step 7: finish off the overhang by accenting the perimeter with small bundles of water picked wax flowers.
The Pretty Details
To complete this exact look, perfect for a ceremony site set up, use a potted ivy plant and accent it with water picked white lisianthus.