I made this candle chandelier from an generic looking gold light fixture that I bought on craigslist for five dollars. I cut the electrical wiring out of the top and just left the chain. Then I painted the chandelier a dark brown with a can of Rustoleum spray paint.
I got sheet moss at the Hobby Lobby for $5 for a huge bag. I hot glued the moss into the "candle holders" (sockets) and on the top and some of the other curvy areas of the chandelier. My husband had some Velcro tabs, so I used those to attach the pink roses. I figured that with the Velcro, I could switch out the flowers seasonally, or when they start to look faded.
I had some old crystals in a drawer in the dining room, so I attached those to the bottom of the chandelier. Finally, I wrapped floral tape around the bottoms of 5 tapers so that they would fit into the light sockets.
I'm thrilled with how it turned out. I spent $15 to create a light fixture that looks like it cost much more!
By RebeccaVC from Appleton, WI
Aren't moms wonderful! It is beautiful and a wonderful idea too.
Very nice. Love it. My kind of crafts and what a great recycle idea.
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By Misty from Wooster, OH