Would you like to use your creativity to fill your home with your own special decorating touches? Do you spend hours browsing the Internet wanting to put your ideas to good use, but are just not sure where to start? DIY projects have become an increasingly popular way to incorporate the latest trends in design and decor into your own unique space without breaking the bank.
You may be new to the concept of DIY or a seasoned pro, but it is possible you have never considered using your creative juices to enhance the lighting features in your home. DIY chandelier projects are a fantastic way to take a common household fixture and turn it into a unique masterpiece that your guests will admire and enjoy. We put together a list of 10 ideas to create your own that will be sure to have you beaming with pride for years to come.
DIY Chandelier Product FAQ
1. What Are DIY Chandeliers?
DIY chandeliers come in different forms. You can make some from scratch with the right supplies, or re-purpose your light fixture into something fresh and new. There are no real boundaries or limitations as to what you can do with them and how you can customize them to your own taste.
2. Are They Difficult To Create?
DIY chandelier projects vary in difficulty and skill level. However, with a little patience, time, and perseverance, anyone can become a DIY expert. Just be sure to pay close attention to the instructions involved and take the time to make any necessary adjustments as you go along.
3. How Much Time Does It Take To Make One?
How much time it takes to create a DIY chandelier depends on a few factors. These include whether you have all the supplies you need, or whether you will need to go to the hardware or craft store to stock up on a few items. If you have never done a DIY project before, it might take you longer.
Some projects involve paint, which takes time to dry. It can take anywhere from an hour to a few hours to create your desired DIY look. You can work at your own pace and take as long as you need to perfect your project.
4. Where Can You Buy The Supplies?
Many of the supplies needed to create a DIY chandelier could easily be found in your own home. Others may require you to do some ordering online or run to your local hardware and/or crafts store. To simplify things, we chose supplies for the following DIY projects that can be easily purchased via Amazon.
5. Price Range
The projected costs for the supplies we chose needed to create any of the DIY chandeliers listed range from $7.00-$131.00.
How We Reviewed
Each of the following DIY chandeliers were reviewed based on the steps required to complete them, their pros and cons, cost of supplies required, and ease of purchase for those necessary items. We selected projects that would fit well with a multitude of budgets and personal tastes.
In addition, we considered varying levels of skill and experience, to ensure that there was something for everyone to choose from. With a little practice, individuals can learn to recreate any of these chandeliers.
Overall Price Range Of This Product (And Similar Products)
The supplies we selected which are necessary to complete the projects below vary in price from approximately $7.00-$131.00. DIY chandeliers that cost more to make might be more complicated and take longer to create than those requiring less expensive supplies.
What We Reviewed
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Our first DIY chandelier is a fantastic way to light up your outdoor space with a shabby chic twist. You will need a simple iron chandelier. You may already have one in mind to use, but you can easily purchase one at a low cost on Craigslist or at a garage sale.
Once you have chosen the chandelier you want to use, cut the wires connecting it to electricity, by taking out the lights and metal plates at the base of where the bulbs would normally sit. Be sure to hold on to the metal plates and nuts used to screw in the bulbs for later use. If you would like to paint the chandelier before installing candle lights, use a spray paint in the shade of your choice.
Once any paint has dried, reassemble the chandelier, including the metal plates and screws, and glue on small glasses or candle holders to the base of each plate. Finally, after the glue has been affixed and dried, place candles in the glass holders and hang the chandelier in your desired location.
This next DIY chandelier is a good option if you are just getting started with these types of creative projects. All you need are building pallets, light bulbs and bases, screws, and a little time.
You can cut and maneuver the pallets into the shape and height of your choosing and install the bulbs wherever you prefer. Once completed, this chandelier is a great option to add to your outdoor space or could make a modern light fixture indoors.
- 60 PCS Unfinished Natural Round Wood Spacer Beads 1 inch with 2 Holes.
- Each Round Wood Spacer Beads measures 1" in diameter. They come with 2 predrilled 1/8" holes.
- These are solid hardwood,sanded smooth.
Wood bead chandeliers have become an increasingly popular indoors look, but store bought ones can come with a hefty price tag. The good news is, you can make them on your own for far less. This DIY chandelier will require some time commitment and quite a few supplies.
You will need one 3-inch and two 10-inch quilting hoops, wire, glue, electrical tape, a quilting needle and thread, scissors, mini pendant lights, and wood beads in various sizes. Separate the inner quilting hoops from the outer hoops, setting the latter aside for later use. Tie the quilting thread tightly to the first inner 3 inch hoop and string your beads. Once you have strung beads all the way down one line of thread, tie it off against the 10-inch inner hoop. Repeat this process until the beads are threaded all the way around.
Next, string beads on the second inner 3-inch hoop, which will work as the base of the chandelier. Once finished tie that off to the 10-inch hoop. This should leave you with a three tier chandelier with the 3-inch hoops at the top and bottom and the 10-inch hoop in the middle.
Super glue the knots tying the beads to each hoop so they stay secure. Glue the outer hoops you previously saved over the inner hoops. After everything has dried, remove the screws from the outer hoops, cutting off any excess material. Use a drill bit to drill two holes into either side of the small top hoop, running wire through the hole. Attach it to a pendant light and bring it through the other side, securing it. Use electrical tape to keep the wire and the pendant light’s cord in place. Finally, you are ready to hang it up in the location of your choosing.
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The Fabric Garland DIY chandelier takes less them than our previous selection. You will need a wire rack, 2-3 yards of fabric, twinkle lights, an extension cord, lace or any other accessorizing material of your choice, a needle, and some embroidery thread.
Cut the fabric into strips, then use the embroidery thread to stitch and bunch each strip. Loop the strips in rows over the wire rack all the way around the sides, stitching them together as you go along. Wrap the twinkle lights around the inside of the rack so they hang in the middle surrounded by fabric strips. Use twists and braids of fabric to hang the chandelier on a hook in the ceiling and install in your desired location.
If you have any extra planter basket in your house, you are in luck for this next DIY chandelier. Spray paint it to the color of your choice and let it dry. Tie strips of ribbon on each layer of the planter basket and string the capiz shells on each strip. Layer until you reach your desired texture and fullness.
Once done, hang it up with twisted braids of ribbon attached to the top and insert a light bulb.
Did you know you can use paint swatches to create a uniquely lit DIY masterpiece? Choose 40-60 swatches in your preferred color scheme and punch holes into each of them until you have a pile of small circles. Take an old lamp shade and rip away the fabric until you are left with the frame. Smaller shades will work better.
Next, tape the circular swatch pieces to strings of thread until you have enough to go cover the lamp shade. Turn the lampshade upside down and tie off each string of swatches in your desired style and pattern. For added interest tie a ribbon around the part of the shade where the light bulb would usually be and hang your new chandelier up.
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This is one of the simplest DIY chandler options on our list. All you need to do is take a metal hoop and wrap Christmas lights all the way around it. Use a hanging apparatus of your choice to secure it to the ceiling.
Depending on the style, you may be able to use a chandelier already installed in your home and wrap Christmas lights around the hoop base for an added glow.
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This DIY chandelier takes more time to complete and some electrical prowess, but the result is worth it. Using two wood rings, insert pipe clamps all the way around where you would like your lights to be installed. Take twisted wire cut into individual lengths and attach to each clamp. You should end up with wire strung between each clamp all the way around.
Attach neutral ends of the wire to neutral screws, positive ends to hot wires, and so forth and install in the clamps. Repeat on the second ring. When the clamps, screws, and electrical wire have been attached to both rings, tie the wood rings together with rope inserted through drilled holes. Install small bulbs in each wiring socket and hang up with additional cords of rope to the ceiling. You will have to wrap the wire around each strip of rope to wire it to your electrical box.
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This DIY chandelier uses steel pipes to create a light fixture that looks as if it was manufactured professionally. If you do not have sufficient knowledge of electricity and wiring to complete this DIY on your own, be sure to consult an electrician for guidance.
This chandelier requires you to install lights into steel pipes, wire them, and attach the finished project to ceiling fan light sockets. Install as you would a regular ceiling fan or chandelier.
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All you need to make this DIY chandelier is a wreath, wreath hanger, some tulle, and lights. Insert the wreath in the hanger, and wrap with tulle all the way around. Hang the lights of your choice from the chandelier to a create a cozy beacon of warmth.
Each of the DIY chandelier projects we discussed cater to a variety of decor tastes and experience levels. A few require more advanced knowledge of electricity and wiring or at least a willingness to learn it. If you are you starting out in DIY, the Wreath Hanger Chandelier, the Hoop Chandelier, the Capiz Shell Chandelier, and the Pallet Chandelier could be good options to try.
We would recommend the more complicated options such as The Steel Pipe Chandelier, The Double Ringer, and The Wood Bead Chandelier be reserved for individuals with some experience in conducting DIY projects. Whichever DIY chandelier you pick, we feel confident you will enjoy the special touch of unique chic it adds to your home.