Chandeliers have a certain elegance about them. The tiered lighting, almost as if it were dripping from the ceiling, looks so casually graceful, like such refinement requires no effort on its part. They can make any space look instantly classy. Since chandeliers can be expensive, I’ve gathered some DIY chandelier projects that we all can enjoy! Having some creative lighting can totally transform a room. Even chandeliers that don’t light make lovely DIY room decor.
I saw the most beautiful chandeliers when I visited the Palace of Versailles in France just lining the Hall of Mirrors–it was my favorite room in the entire palace! (To be honest, my favorite part was the grounds, they have such beautiful gardens, but that’s a story for another blog post.) I could just imagine grand balls being held there, everyone dressed in their fancy poofy pants and bustled dresses. And of course there’s a live string quartet on both ends of the hall, so everyone can hear the music. Sigh… my imagined ball was much better than the crowds of tourists I was actually surrounded by. I love DIY chandeliers because I can pretend I’m living in a palace, without busting my budget. If you’re looking for some cool lighting projects, take a look at the projects below!
15 Charming DIY Chandelier Projects
These four chandeliers all have a unique style. The golden microphone chandelier is perfect for any blooming rock star. The tealight candle chandelier makes fun party lights for outdoors. The orb chandelier has a hip, modern aesthetic. The dollar chandelier is perfect for a budget, but still brings the class. If you want creative lighting that’s eye-catching and novel, check out one of these projects!
Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose
My slight variation on the three R’s fits these projects perfectly! You can repurpose some chicken wire into a beautiful ceiling centerpiece. Reuse scraps of craft paper to create a fun, floral chandelier. Recycle plastic soda bottles or glass wine bottles for an unbelievable upcycle. If you love chandeliers and the earth, check out these green crafts!
Rustic and Nature
Love rustic projects that remind you of the great outdoors? These DIY chandelier projects will bring nature right into your home. I love the blue-painted branches, the look just reminds me of something out of a fantasy story–elves would totally have this chandelier in their homes. The moss chandelier creates a soft lighting effects that whimsical and romantic, perfect for a dinner for two on a private patio. Suspend a garden from your ceiling with the flower chandelier (it uses fake flowers, so no worries about them dying)! The hanging orbs of the rustic chandelier look like they have fireflies trapped inside.
Jars, Jars, Jars
These last few chandeliers are for all you mason jar craft lovers out there. I don’t know what it is about mason jars but they make the best crafts. These three stunning jar chandeliers all have varied levels of difficulty. If you’re looking for a long-term challenge with major reward, definitely check out the rainbow masterpiece pictured below. For something that doesn’t require knowledge of electrical wiring, but is still stunning, check out the second option in the list. If you’d rather avoid electricity altogether, then the candle chandelier is perfect for you!