If you're looking for patriotic decor, you're in the right place. I'm joining some friends with a great collection of red white and blue decor ideas, including my new red white and blue chandelier project.
To highlight this collection of patriotic decor, I am sharing my new chandelier project. You may remember I recently made this same chandelier into a planter. You can read the details about how to gut, prep and paint a chandelier in that article.
So, this tutorial will show you just how to use less than $10 of items from the Dollar Tree to do a similar chandelier project for your porch or patio to show your love of the red white and blue.
Seriously, can you have too much Red White & Blue on a project like this? If so, just leave off the part that steps over the line.
Red White & Blue Chandelier Supplies
- Several bunches of silk flowers
- Bead necklaces
- Sparkly red white and blue picks
For this project, of course the color theme was red white and blue patriotic decor, but this project could easily be done with wedding colors, a fall theme, the possibilities are endless.
How Hard is This Chandelier Project?
After you have the chandelier prepped (painted, etc) this is so incredibly easy. How easy? I'm awful with flowers, so awful, that I've never even made a wreath! I am definitely flower challenged!
I laid out a flour sack towel to protect the paint on the arms of the chandelier. You can see the candle cups are original--all I did was remove the bowls (with plants) and add these flowers from the Dollar Tree.
Some needle nosed pliers are just pliers. Mine have that little snipping section that allows me to quickly and easily cut the wire stems of the red white and blue flowers. Before snipping, I pushed the leaf sections up against the flower stem.
Insert Stems into the Chandelier Arms
With the first section, I gathered all 6 stems together and taped them. That was an unnecessary step. I found that just inserting each stem into the chandelier arm was sufficient. In addition, I realized that cramming in all six flowers was overkill. When I got to four stems, I liked the way it looked. So, some have four flowers, some have more.
Add Some Sparkle!
The chandelier has a small hole in the top (for the original wiring). This is where I placed the sparkly pics to add a little pizazz to my patriotic decor. Do you see the red and blue beads laying on the table?
Don't Forget the Bling
Adding the red and blue beads was really fun. You can add less, or more. That's the great thing about making your own red white and blue chandelier project--it's totally customizable! I tried to keep the sections where the beads are joined hidden, but that's nearly impossible.
I didn't want to forget the hanging chain! For this part of the project, I cut the bead strand apart. I wove the red and the blue beads in and out of the chain. Again, this is a step you could skip if you want. I think there were 5 or 6 necklaces in each package, so why not use them?
Red White and Blue Chandelier | Patriotic Decor Project for Porch or Patio
So, what say you? Too much red white and blue? What theme will you use when you make your own chandelier project?
Now, it's time for some awesome inspiration from my friends!
Red White & Blue Shutter Decor
What's not to love about a shutter? This patriotic decor is perfect for any home. How to Make a Welcome Shutter Sign is from Petticoat Junktion.
Giant Cross Stitch American Flag
This brilliant project is from Sadie Seasongoods! A cross stitch American Flag from a roadkill find!
Red White & Blue Potting Bench Patriotic Decor
Of course, my friend Carlene from Organized Clutter (queen of garden junk) decorates her Potting Bench for 4th of July!
Easiest Flag Project Ever!
Oh my gosh! I love, love, love this easy flag project from House of Hawthornes! It's s brilliant, I wish I had thought of it!
Patriotic Rolling Pins
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia made the cutest darn mini rolling pins! Aren't they darling? This is a really quick and easy project you could make with rolling pins or something else you have laying around.
USA Pallet Flag Project
Do you love pallet projects? How about a Pallet USA Flag project? Isn't it great? I love this patriotic decor made from a pallet by Domestically Speaking.
Simple Patriotic Porch
Christy from Our Southern Home has the greatest patriotic porch ideas. You will love her red white and blue ideas.
Easy Ways to add Red White & Blue
Are you looking for simple, easy ways to add our country's colors to your home for the holiday? Shop at Blu has you covered! Suzanne knows just how and where to add patriotic decor inside and outside!
Now, visit your favorite projects below!
Thanks for stopping by, before you leave, won't you save the chandelier or the collection to your favorite pinterest board?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.