Build a Crafty Outdoor Chandelier for Halloween

updated May 1, 2019
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A Spooktacular Soirée (Image credit: Sara Walk Photography)

Take a Halloween dinner party outside and the spook factor goes up exponentially. There’s just something inherently creepy about eating under a dusky sky. But the one thing you lose when you go roofless is the ability to create an overhead focal point for your dining table. That means no statement chandeliers, pendants, or fixtures.

Unless you steal this tassel chandelier idea, which bloggers Merrick White of Merrick’s Art and Sara Walk of Tell Love And Party whipped up for their outdoor Halloween spooktacular soirée.

A Spooktacular Soirée (Image credit: Sara Walk Photography)

Has yarn ever looked better? (No offense, knitters!) The tassels are chic and also look like mini ghosts! And this DIY is super simple: All you need is a branch and black spray paint for the main fixture.

Then for the tassels, you wrap colored yarn around a piece of cardboard and make a few smart knots (see the easy tutorial here). White and Walk hung the branch above their table with fishing line then carefully strung the tassels on, one by one.

A Spooktacular Soirée (Image credit: Sara Walk Photography)

You can totally put your own spin on the chandelier with different sized branches or colors for other holidays. While orange and black are perfect for a classic Halloween bash, you could use red and green yarn for Christmas or black and gold for New Year’s Eve.

And if you aren’t partying en plein air, you could also mount one of these guys over a fireplace, above a doorway, or even on a wall. The point? Get to a yarn store, stat!

A Spooktacular Soirée (Image credit: Sara Walk Photography)

Get the full story: A Spooktacular Soirée from Merrick’s Art