Thanks so much to Poofing the Pillows for giving this post a front & center feature on
Thoughts of Home Thursday a couple weeks ago!
Inexpensive fun & funky chandelier! My young son and I worked on this together over a few nights (it could be finished in one night but his attention span wasn’t that great). It’s so easy to do, he barely needed me to help. Here’s how:
Find a used drum shade chandelier (or a shade to go on a lamp) at a yard sale (preferably wired and working; if not, a lamp store can do this for you). Cut off the old shade either entirely, or if you like the fabric and it’s in good shape, you can cut it in strips and leave some as we did (see alternate zebra fabric strips).
After that, the only limit is your imagination! We used jewelry wire and strung various beads and objects we already had on hand. Then we simply wrapped one end around the shade frame and crimped up the bottom end. We also used ribbon, which we secured over the shade rim with fabric glue. For the fabric strips that we kept, we punched holes in the bottom and wired objects to dangle from them.
It’s hanging in the craft room now and is quite the conversation piece. Especially for the little ones, who want to make more!
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