Greetings! I promised more DIY this week and here is one. An EASY DIY Fabric Chandelier. We have UFO looking lights in our rental. Usually I would just remove them and hang a different light fixture. These lights, however, were stuck up there after the ceiling was painted, so they are a little more permanent. 🙂 We are at least able to change the light bulbs. So I thought of a way to hang a chandelier around the light fixture, spending less than 10 dollars, and it’s temporary! Hurray!!
Supplies for fabric chandelier:
Florist wire wreath ($3.99 at Hobby Lobby)
White fabric (I spent $4.99 for a yard of white cotton fabric with a print at Walmart, if you use lining fabric it would be even less expensive.)
White Spray Paint (leftover, free!)
Screw in hooks
Step 1: Paint the wire wreath white.
Step 2: Fold your fabric to make it easier and faster to cut 1 inch strips.
Step 3. Pull ends of fabric strips through wire wreath, add a line of hot glue and fold fabric strip flap over to secure.
Step 4. Follow this method all the way around the wreath.
(optional) Take advantage of the different layers of wire and use enough fabric to create tiers. You will probably need 4-5 yards for this.
Step 5. Attach to ceiling around existing light fixture with screw in hooks.
Step 6. Gather the tail ends and tie white thread around or a fabric scrap to secure. I also used thread around the tie and attached from the inside to the hooks at top. This helped give it a balloon effect.
It’s amazing what you can do with $10!! Have you tried making a light fixture? Looking for more rental friendly ideas? Check out these DIYs and decorating tips.