How to Make a Stunning Twig Chandelier

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

Our Twig Chandelier makes a beautiful ceiling Christmas Decoration. Check out our video tutorial to see exactly how we made it!

We live in a Victorian house which is an ongoing project. Consequently, we have a reception room that is still on the to-do list, and needs fairly major work such as a new ceiling.


3 wonderful craft projects to bring a bit of nature into your home.


The upside of this is I am allowed to do pretty much what I want in this room. So each year at Christmas time, out comes the staple gun, and the room gets a makeover of Ivy, Holly and anything else that takes my fancy to cover up the large gaps between the walls and ceiling.

For the last few years we have had a Twig Chandelier in the centre of the ceiling. It may not be to everyone’s taste, but it is a brilliant way to brighten up a less than perfect room, so I thought I would share our video on how we put it together.


I have collected these glass baubles for a few years now, just buying 2 or 3 each January. But you could make equally lovely ones using the drops off old chandeliers or other glass beads threaded on wire, or even crystal ones you have grown yourself.

If, like I often do, you end up leaving the twigs up as a more permanent feature, they look equally pretty with other decorations on them, such as Easter Eggs, or little felted birds.


From Craft Invaders. Our Twig Chandelier makes a beautiful ceiling Christmas Decoration. Check out our video to see exactly how we made it!


For more unique nature inspired home decoration ideas check out our gorgeous air plant and wire jelly fish, our woodland table decoration and our bark covered flowerpots.


Our Twig Chandelier makes a beautiful ceiling Christmas Decoration. Check out our video to see exactly how we made it!

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Mary Anne Gordon March 9, 2018 - 10:14 pm

I am so excited. I am going to go get my twigs tomorrow. Thanks.

Sarah - Craft Invaders May 2, 2018 - 10:05 am

That is exciting Mary :) Please share you finished creation with us – we’d love to see it :)

Mary-the boondocks blog December 28, 2016 - 10:45 am

Sarah, I’m just dropping by from the “Wrapping up the Holidays” link party to let you know that you are one of my features. Congratulations and Happy Holidays!

Sarah - Craft Invaders December 30, 2016 - 5:07 pm

Thank you so much Mary – I hope you are having a wonderful holiday too xxx

Betty-Lou Simpson December 7, 2016 - 5:31 pm

Thank you so much! Now I have a plan to go forward with my project.

Sarah - Craft Invaders December 12, 2016 - 7:56 am

I’m so pleased that you are trying it :)

Betty-Lou Simpson December 6, 2016 - 1:52 pm

How are the lights turned on/off…hardwired, battery pack? I apologize if I am asking the obvious. This is beautiful!

Sarah - Craft Invaders December 7, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Thanks Betty. The lights plug into the mains. Fortunately they are on a really long lead so we were able to run it up the corner of the room and disguise it with some foliage.

Pili November 11, 2016 - 10:57 pm

Sarah, this is an amazing project!! No one would notice the gaps between the walls and the ceiling, and I am sure it will look great not only with Christmas decor.

Sarah - Craft Invaders November 15, 2016 - 1:51 pm

Thank you Pili, we have kept it up all year before :)

Jessica October 28, 2016 - 11:04 am

What an excellent winter project, I love it!

Sarah - Craft Invaders November 3, 2016 - 10:24 am

Thanks Jessica, it certainly brightens up any room :)

Nikki Frank-Hamilton October 9, 2016 - 6:03 pm

Sarah, this is amazing! I love how you bring the outside in, this looks like a winter fairy land. I bet it is the focal point of this room, who would ever notice other imperfections when gazing at this beauty!

I would leave it up all year round too! It’s stunning!

Sarah - Craft Invaders October 13, 2016 - 12:09 pm

Thanks Nikki, it does look pretty with all the glass reflecting the light and it definitely does the job of distracting from the ceiling itself!

Mary-the boondocks blog October 4, 2016 - 9:31 am

This is absolutely stunning Sarah! Such a unique centerpiece for the room. A showstopper really. There are not enough nice things I can say about it!

Sarah - Craft Invaders October 13, 2016 - 12:02 pm

Thank you Mary, it does seem to stop people in their tracks when they see it lol – never quite sure if that’s good or bad, but we love it :)

Linda at Mixed Kreations October 3, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Oh I really love this, it turned out so pretty! Would love to have something like this on my patio. So pretty!

Sarah - Craft Invaders October 13, 2016 - 12:00 pm

It’d be lovely on a patio Linda, we keep meaning to make on outside one too :)

Celeste | The Whole Serving October 3, 2016 - 4:12 pm

What a cute idea. Looks so pretty.

Sarah - Craft Invaders October 13, 2016 - 11:59 am

Thanks Celeste, it certainly brightens the room up :)

Michelle August 27, 2016 - 8:48 am

OMW, this is sooooo pretty. I want one.

Sarah - Craft Invaders August 31, 2016 - 11:56 am

We love it, would be lovely to do an outside one too :)

Sarah January 13, 2016 - 10:36 am

This is really beautiful, if we had a bigger room with high ceilings I would love to make one of these. Sarah #trash2treasure

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 14, 2016 - 12:25 pm

It is perfect for high ceilings, I’m going to try making something similar outside this year as well, presuming it eventually stops raining and we get a summer!

Claire January 8, 2016 - 7:12 pm

This is amazing, what a great idea!! Love this, pinning :)

Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 8, 2016 - 9:25 pm

Thanks Claire, we love it too, I’d love to do something similar in the garden this year, just in case we get a summer!

crystal January 8, 2016 - 5:39 pm

So pretty and elegant!

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 8, 2016 - 9:26 pm

Thanks Crystal, you should definitely have one in your house to match your name :)

Donna H January 8, 2016 - 5:21 pm

Really love this! You’ve inspired me to create something similar on our back patio. I hate the light we have out there and would love to have something more rustic yet magical like this. Thanks!

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 8, 2016 - 9:27 pm

Think it really would look magical outside, you must show us if you do it – we’d love to have your pictures on our blog :)

mummyandmonkeys January 7, 2016 - 9:10 pm

Oh I love this it’s so pretty. I’m a huge fan of natural decorations. Happy New Year and thanks for linking to #PickNMix

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 8, 2016 - 9:47 pm

Thank you, and thanks so much for featuring us, the kids were so excited when they saw our banner on your site xxx

Kate January 6, 2016 - 12:28 pm

This looks amazing! Its such a dramatic room decoration. I might try something similar for Easter. #Trash2Treasure

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 7, 2016 - 12:38 pm

At Easter you could cut branches with buds on them which would look really pretty, make sure you link it up if you do so we all get to see it :)

A Cornish Mum January 5, 2016 - 10:38 am

This is just gorgeous, what a clever idea! Si would go mad if I went near our ceilings with a staple gun though ;)

Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
Stevie x

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 5, 2016 - 11:42 pm

I only get away with it as we have a manky light fitting and the ceiling is already dodgy. Gives hubby the perfect excuse not to tackle it all yet :)

Jenny Eaves January 5, 2016 - 9:02 am

I absolutely love this chandelier, it’s beautiful and I would definitely try this in our home too. The crystals look amazing on the twigs and I would happily have it up all year round. :) x #picnmix

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 5, 2016 - 11:47 pm

I love the look of the glass with the wood too – in the flesh they really catch the light – would be lovely outside too in the summer if you had something you could attach it to :)

Kelly Robinson January 4, 2016 - 4:08 pm

This is seriously beautiful. Much better than any chandelier I have ever seen! I so want one in our next house #Trash2Treasure

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 4, 2016 - 8:56 pm

It’s very simple but looks lovely once it’s up – if you ever make one you’ll have to show us :)

Su {Ethan & Evelyn} January 3, 2016 - 1:14 pm

This is so beautiful and original. Thank you for sharing. When I have a house I will remember to do something like this. I have pin this for use at later date. Hope that is okay with you. #PicknMix

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 3, 2016 - 8:11 pm

Thank you for your kind comments, and am really happy for anyone to pin from our site :)

Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) January 1, 2016 - 2:14 pm

Such a cool idea – and it looks stunning! #picknmix

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 1, 2016 - 6:21 pm

Thank you – it really does lift the whole room, and is such an easy thing to put together :)

Coombe Mill January 1, 2016 - 1:55 pm

I love this, our local pub dies the same thing but uses the old rafters as the frame and builds it from here, last year they did it and kept it up for my Husband’s 50th birthday there in February, in the end they left it all year and it is always admired. I love your video to support the post and relaxing music!

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 1, 2016 - 6:26 pm

I got the idea from a pub we visited years ago in Wales. So pleased you like the video – it’s slightly less hypnotic than the firelighter one lol

Coombe Mill January 4, 2016 - 11:43 am

thanks for linking up with #Trash2Treasure

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 4, 2016 - 8:57 pm

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is getting up to this month x

luce January 1, 2016 - 11:41 am

lovely! what a beautiful way to light up the winter nights :-) Will be checking out more of your ideas, looks like lots of fun for our home ed! x #PicknMix

Sarah - Craft Invaders January 1, 2016 - 6:29 pm

The kids and I love coming up with craft ideas, and it’s great to hear when other people like them too :)