You are here: Home Homestead Living DIY Chandelier DIY Chandelier Bonnie Kittle / Unsplash by Jessica Barrett Halcom September 13, 2018, 2:12 pm Lighting is one of the best ways to create ambiance or set the mood in any room. It’s also one of the ways that homeowners can showcase their own style. When you go to add new lighting to the rooms of your home, however, it’s easy to get sticker shock when shopping retail to find that perfect piece. Enter the beauty of DIY. Making chandeliers of all kinds is surprisingly simple and only a fraction of the cost. It’s easier than you may think it is to work with the electrical elements, too. When it comes to DIY chandeliers, you don’t need to look much further than second-hand stores and recycled materials you may already have in order to craft a chandelier you’ll be proud of. From farmhouse to modern, rustic to high-glam, there is something for everyone. Depending on what you tackle, most projects only require a day or so to complete. For some of the best DIY chandelier projects to try, keep reading (and watching) for our list of those we think you’re going to love. Farmhouse-Style Chandelier We can’t ignore how hot farmhouse style is right now. Related Post: Farm Sinks This chandelier is clean, minimalist, and very on-trend. Perfect for main living spaces. Brass Chandelier Makeover While brass is making a comeback, there are some old brass finishes that could use an upgrade. This is an excellent way to upcycle a piece wherein you like the “bones” and style, but the exterior just needs a bit of polish. Recycled Glass Bottle Chandelier Making your own lighting shouldn’t have to cost a fortune. It also doesn’t necessarily require all new parts when there are so many opportunities to use recycled materials. For example, check out this chandelier crafted of recycled glass bottles. Upcycled Straw Chandelier View this post on Instagram Shine on! This week's @NBCMakingIt challenge was all about DIY chandeliers, so we had to make one too … out of straws! Get the how-to in our bio link, and don't forget to tune in next Tuesday at 10/9pm CT for another episode hosted by Amy Poehler and @nickofferman. . . . #makingit #lighting #chandeliers #naturallighting #threadyforthis #craftpuns #straws #DIYchandelier #mybluprint A post shared by Bluprint (@therealbluprint) on Aug 29, 2018 at 6:38am PDT Yes, you read that correctly. Those geometric shapes don’t come cheap at the big-box stores! Mason Jar Chandelier If you’re a fan of the farmhouse style and are on board with the thousands of things that can be done with recycled Mason jars, this chandelier may be for you. The bonus of going with this option is that it’s also made with reclaimed barn wood. Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier With Succulents View this post on Instagram Made an outdoor Mason jar chandelier with a mini succulent garden. 🌿 Looks so cute in the evenings while I sit and chill while the kiddos play outside. It’s on the blog today. Watch my video tutorial and learn how to bend metal! 🔥 . #ad #bernzomatic #torchbearer #masonjars #succulents #playwithfire #outdoordecor #chandeliers A post shared by DIY/Craft Blogger 🔨 Dinah Wulf (@diyinspired) on Jun 29, 2018 at 12:08pm PDT Why not bring your chandelier outdoors? Dress up your patio or porch with a combination of Mason jars and succulent plants that’s simple to craft, inexpensive, and can be made in a couple of hours. Large Beaded Chandelier Buying a chandelier such as this from a high-end retailer would cost upwards of several hundred dollars. With some simple materials and a weekend, you can create this beauty for yourself. Small Beaded Chandelier Similar to the large beaded chandelier, this version is made in roughly the same way but takes just a bit less material. Small Crystal Chandelier Crystal chandeliers never go out of style because they’re visually stunning and always make a statement. There is also an investment piece that most people wouldn’t part with. However, you can make one yourself for a mere fraction of the price of traditional crystal lighting. This piece, for example, will run you roughly $20 in materials and comes together in a couple of hours. Tassel Chandelier We’re seeing tassels popping up everywhere right now, such as in this tassel chandelier. The overall effect of this lighting is fun and warm, just be ready to spend several hours crafting it as this piece requires 100 tassels. Pop on your favorite podcast and make a day of it; the final results are worth the time. Glass Beaded Chandelier Believe it or not, this chandelier is crafted from glass beads and other materials you can find at a dollar store. No one would believe you only spent a few bucks and a couple of hours on it. Perfect for any room that could use some extra glam. Faux Capiz Shell Chandelier If you’re particularly crafty, you may like this project. Plan on having a couple of days free to complete it as you will need a fair amount of time to cut the circles and wait for the base to dry after painting. Caged Orb Chandelier View this post on Instagram Hubs and I had fun making orb chandeliers this weekend! I love this industrial chic vibe….. headed to @curiositiesvintage in Beaverton soon! 🌸 A post shared by Selena Faith (@the_vintage_bombshell) on May 15, 2017 at 5:35pm PDT You’ve likely seen lighting like this in retailers and in magazines or decorating sites. They’re clean and modern and making a splash at the moment. Surprisingly enough, they’re simpler to DIY than it looks. This version retains a rustic finish, but you could paint it as well. Fringe Chandelier View this post on Instagram The amount of love you guys have shown today for this week's #diy is so dope. Thank you! If you haven't seen it, the #diychandelier link is in my bio. A post shared by rachel metz (@rachel_metz) on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:26pm PST This might be a fun project to do with a child, especially someone who’d like one for their own room. The materials are simple and inexpensive to buy and putting the whole project together should only take a few hours. The overall look is whimsical and fresh. Simple Paper Chandelier Another fun project to try with kids is this paper chandelier. It requires only paper, scissors, a paper lantern base, and craft glue. The end result is a classy and unique piece. Wooden Chandelier Give yourself a beautiful wooden chandelier that looks like you spent a whole lot more. Related Post: Rustic Coffee Tables Make it your own by selecting wood sizes and stains based upon the look you’re going for and the space you’re working with. Industrial Hemp Rope Chandelier View this post on Instagram New Project! DIY Rustic Hemp Rope Chandelier. Proud of myself! 🙂 Link in the bio, check it out! #chandelier #rustic #diy #creativityhero A post shared by Creativity Hero (@creativity.hero) on Aug 12, 2017 at 2:04am PDT If the industrial look is more your style, check out this option. The combination of clean lines and hemp rope make this chandelier both modern and comfortable. Wooden Half Lap Joints Chandelier View this post on Instagram Here’s a full frontal of the new pendant light I made. Just posted the tutorial on the blog if you want to make one for yourself! | link in bio👆🏻 . . . #chandelier #diychandelier #lampmaker #pendantlights #pendantlight #lighting #diylighting #lampdesign #wood #woodchandelier #furniture #woodcraft #woodporn #woodworking #woodworker #carpentry #halflap #lapjoint #edisonbulb #customdesign #handmade #diy #doityourself #diymontreal #diyblog #diyblogger #diyer #woodart #lightfixture #design A post shared by Marie | DIY Montreal (@diymontreal) on Feb 1, 2018 at 4:59pm PST For those of you handy with saws and who love woodworking, this project may be ideal for your skills and your taste. Ring Chandelier View this post on Instagram A modern style Lighting that always gets my attention! 😍 A post shared by Yoduvh (@diyndecorating) on Nov 5, 2017 at 3:57am PST No one will ever guess that you made this yourself. This ring chandelier is the perfect addition to your home if you’re looking for some modern glam. Wine Bottle Chandelier Another fantastic opportunity to recycle and ideal for the wine lover in the home, this piece makes a great addition to a kitchen or dining room. Edison Bulb And Reclaimed Beam Chandelier View this post on Instagram Sometimes my favorite projects are those that I just start building without a real plan. This chandelier is in our dining room and made from a solid beam supplied by @dakotatimberco. For all the nervous nellies out there, don’t worry it fastened to the ceiling with steel reinforcement #kraftmade #chandelier #reclaimed #diy A post shared by Jordan Kraft (@kraftmade_nd) on Nov 5, 2017 at 11:51am PST For something with a bit more substance and a masculine feel, consider this chandelier made of a reclaimed beam and Edison bulbs. Wagon Wheel Chandelier View this post on Instagram My upcycled wagon wheel chandelier is finished and installed! Happy to have it finished up and really happy with the way it turned out although I don't think I'll be making another one anytime soon! #chandelier #diningroom #diningroomdecor #wagonwheel #custommade #homedecor #remodel #upcycle #mrfixitdiy A post shared by Aaron Massey (@mrfixitdiy) on Oct 27, 2016 at 9:26am PDT If the look of your room or your home overall is rustic or ranch- inspired, consider recycling a wagon wheel and turning it into a chandelier. Scrap Wood Chandelier Fancy something vintage? Don’t know what to do with all that scrap wood? Make some art. Check out this chandelier; the possibilities are endless! See more Previous article How To Grow Healthy Aloe Vera Next article Pruning Apple Trees Written by Jessica Barrett Halcom Jessica is an outdoor enthusiast who can be found dreaming up any excuse to make her way to the woods, the mountains, or the beach. Growing up in the country in a small town in Wisconsin, she had aspirations of one day moving to a big city to make her living as a writer. Her love of the country won out over the city, and though she makes her living writing, she has chosen the hills of Tennessee as her home where she lives with her family. One Comment Leave a Reply Photo/Attachment: This is a great page on Insteading, I’m blessed to have stumbled upon it. I sent a comment to Lina on YouTube because there was no way to comment on her video on this page, sadly. Her idea to make a chandelier using wine bottles is the perfect way for me to use the cobalt blue beer bottles I’ve been “hoarding”. My family thinks I’m nuts and becoming a hoarder extreme, but believe me, I’m no where near that point…yet. They just don’t see that I have a purpose for everything I keep, even if I don’t know the purpose for each thing right now, I have no doubt the purpose of each thing shall be revealed to me sometime in the near future – as it was revealed by Lina’s video for me today. Thanks a bunch, God bless. Signed, Cynthia – from the “left” side of the U.S.A., but the “right” side of politics hee hee Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.