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Christmas Table with Chandelier Garland and Bobeche Trim

Add a bit of romance to your holiday table with resoundingly red decorations. Fashion a striking centerpiece with crimson roses, anemones, and berry-laden stems of deciduous holly.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


Sprigs of glittered faux holly (available at crafts stores) are perched on the bobeches of a chandelier, and our easy-to-make garland consists of glittered holly hot-glued to glass-ball ornaments that hang from beaded strands.

On the table, red holly-leaf place cards welcome guests to their seats with cheer.

Get the Red Holly-Leaf Place Cards


Red-glitter holly (#272038), from the Incredible Christmas Place,

Similar glitter twigs, in red, from Gracious Home,

Bead garland, in red (#12670), by Kathy Phillips, from


  • Red-glittered faux holly leaves and stems (available at crafts and holiday stores)

  • Candle adhesive (optional)

  • Red glass-ball ornaments (the number of ornaments and garlands will depend on the size of your chandelier.)

  • Hot-glue gun

  • Red beaded garlands

  • 28-gauge aluminum wire


  1. Snip short stems of leaves and berries from faux holly. Arrange atop chandelier bobeches. Secure with candle adhesive if necessary.

  2. Attach short pieces of holly leaves and stems to tops of ornaments with hot glue, leaving ball hangers accessible.

  3. Suspend beaded garland from chandelier in attractive swags, securing to lamp's arms with short pieces of thin wire. Trim any excess, and reserve; you will use the beads for hanging the ornaments.

  4. Cut several pieces of wire. String each with remaining red beads, leaving 1 inch unstrung on each end.

  5. Attach one end of beaded wire to an ornament. Hang ornaments from garland on alternate swags.

  6. Hang additional beaded wires from remaining swags.

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