Merry and Bright Chandeliers

Don't leave yours in the dark this season. Here's how to make it shine.
Julie Feagin Sandner; photography Van Chaplin; styling Lisa Powell Bailey, Buffy Hargett, Alan Henderson

Get the Look
Collect greenery from your yard or a Christmas tree lot. Immerse it in water overnight, crushing the ends of the branches to allow the cuttings to take in more water. Use florist wire to attach branches to the chandelier. Start at the top, and work your way down. The greenery should last at least two weeks, maybe even longer. But you can take it further. We jazzed up simple paper shades with florist tape to match the greenery.