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Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

Last week was crafting time with my mom again and we created two nifty, thrifty DIY chandeliers, made of old wire hangers.

It’s an inexpensive and easy craft to bring Spring inside your home!

Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

What you’ll need:

  • 5 wire clothes hangers
  • pliers
  • string
  • flowers
  • fabric
  • decorations, like little vases, electric tea lights, ribbon, or, or, or.. ;)

Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

How to:

  1. Pull on the straight part of the wire (where a pair of pants would hang), as shown in the picture below.
  2. Turn the hook in a 90° angle to the shape.
  3. Create a circle(-ish) shape out of each of the 5 wire clothes hangers, using the pliers.
  4. Lay the rounded hangers on top of each other and space the hooks out evenly.
  5. To attach the wires to one-another , “weave” the hangers until you have a sturdy structure.
  6. Now, decorate them with what you have on hand.
    — For our first chandelier, we used thin floral wire to attach some flowers and greenery to the fixture.
    — Our second chandelier is made of strips of scrap fabric, that are attached by tying them in knot around the wire.
  7. After decorating the top part of the chandelier, hang little vases or electric tea lights from the hooks
  8. To hang the chandelier, attach a string to each of the 5 parts where the hook meets the rounded wire.
  9. Gather the five strings together in the middle and secure them by tying a little loop to hang the chandelier on.

Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

Wire Hanger Chandelier from {nifty thrifty things}

I’m partying here! ♥

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81 Kommentare

  • Antworten
    Mami Made It
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 14:48

    Love it! That’s simple and beautiful!

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    Marilyn
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 14:49

    THIS IS AMAZING.. YOU are sooo darn creative, I just wanna steal ya.. lollol.. SO beautiful, I LOVE the lil trinkets hanging.. Very unique and pretty.. Awesome job V.. ;)) Wishing you a lovely week.. xoxo.

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 20:29

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Marilyn! :) You really put a smile on my face!
      I hope you’re having an amazing week as well!
      Hugs, Vanessa

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    Kristin
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 14:51

    So pretty! Love the hanging bottles!

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    Holly
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 15:11

    Oh my goodness I LOVE this idea!! You could really make some really cute personal chandeliers! Would be so cute if you were having people over and the hang them around outside with some small candles!! I’m excited! Thanks! Hope you have a lovely week xo Holly

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 20:31

      Oh, that is a cute idea, to have a few of them holding candles for a cozy summer night outside. Love it! :)
      Thank you for the sweet comment!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Paige @ Little Nostalgia
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 15:16

    This is so clever! The hanging bottles are a very pretty touch, too. I couldn’t tell it was hangers until I clicked over here for the tutorial!

    (Stopping by from Not Just A Housewife!)

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 20:32

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment, Paige! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      xo, Vanessa

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    Hannah
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 15:50

    Beautiful! I came here by way of Too Cute Tuesday! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/bell-bottom-baby.html

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    Kei
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 17:28

    Wow I love that, it’s such a great idea and looks gorgeous! I love how you styled them up!

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    aimee
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 17:32

    wow this is amazing it looks beautiful xxx

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    Diane @ home sweet homemade
    Dienstag, der 17. April 2012 at 18:32

    love love love love LOVE this!!! so incredibly sweet and versatile — you and your mom have the best imagination :) so pretty. wish I could drop by for a crafting afternoon with you two. xoxo diane

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 21:38

      Thank you so much, Diane! We would love to have you over for a crafting afternoon!! :)
      I really hope we get to visit in person soon! I will definitely take more time aside next time the hubby and I are in Houston!
      Hugs to you! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Gwen
    Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 03:42

    So ethereal, Vanessa!!! It’s just beautiful, girl!!!

  • Antworten
    HGK
    Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 10:15

    Lovely idea, and it looks so sweet!

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    Kate
    Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 13:47

    SO sweet and cute! I might need to make those for a upcoming shower I’m hosting! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at “Pin It & Win It Wednesday” at http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  • Antworten
    Jen
    Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 17:11

    Beautiful.…

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    Hrandica
    Mittwoch, der 18. April 2012 at 20:42

    So cute for the spring! :)
    Hugs.

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    Jennifer
    Donnerstag, der 19. April 2012 at 19:19

    Simply gorgeous! I can imagine a whole gazebo with those hanging in theere!!

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    Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe
    Freitag, der 20. April 2012 at 05:00

    L.o.v.e.
    Thank you so much for sharing this, Vanessa!

  • Antworten
    Jutta
    Freitag, der 20. April 2012 at 13:10

    This is so beautiful!!! Gorgeous! I always love your projects, but this one is especially nice :-)
    love
    jutta

  • Antworten
    Danni Baird
    Freitag, der 20. April 2012 at 15:35

    Oh that is just brilliant AND beautiful! You and your mom did a great job! (How fun to be crafting with your mom!)

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Freitag, der 20. April 2012 at 21:43

      Thank you for the sweet comment, Danni!
      I know, I’m lucky to have a common hobby with my mom and be able to brainstorm and craft together. :)
      I hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend!
      XO! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    rootedinthyme
    Freitag, der 20. April 2012 at 15:58

    Thanks for linking up to Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love this project. I can’t wait to make it, your’s looks fantastic! What a wonderful day to spend with your mother. Have a great weekend.!

    Jody

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Freitag, der 20. April 2012 at 21:46

      Thanks for always commenting on my link ups and leaving such sweet notes, Jody. :)
      I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend as well!
      xoxo, Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Katherine
    Freitag, der 20. April 2012 at 16:25

    Creative and lovely. Hugs!

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    Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life!
    Freitag, der 20. April 2012 at 17:26

    So pretty! Thanks for linking this project up!

  • Antworten
    Sherry
    Samstag, der 21. April 2012 at 15:58

    This is such a great project, so many possibilities! Just gorgeous…. Have a great weekend!

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    Deborah
    Samstag, der 21. April 2012 at 16:38

    This is just lovely! I really love the floral one. Are those silk flowers? they look so real!

    Have a lovely week!
    Deborah

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Samstag, der 21. April 2012 at 23:09

      Thanks so much, Deborah!
      The are actually fresh flowers, that just turned into dried flower after a couple days. Still very pretty though! ;)
      I hope you’re having a lovely weekend as well!
      XO! Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Jill
    Dienstag, der 24. April 2012 at 04:14

    What a pretty chandelier! Such a great idea for those wire coathangers!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  • Antworten
    Rose
    Dienstag, der 24. April 2012 at 14:41

    Beautiful!!! I want to make one so badly right now. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 25. April 2012 at 10:20

      You should definitely give it a try! Well, and let me see how it turned out. ;)
      Thank you for your sweet comments!
      xo, Vanessa

  • Antworten
    Alison
    Dienstag, der 24. April 2012 at 23:04

    Wow!! I don’t think I could ever make a wire hanger look this good! :) You are incredible Vanessa!

  • Antworten
    Four Sisters
    Freitag, der 27. April 2012 at 02:26

    These are so feminine and romantic — we love them!

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  • Antworten
    Kristi
    Samstag, der 28. April 2012 at 03:44

    Gorgeous. And so incredibly smart!!

  • Antworten
    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Samstag, der 28. April 2012 at 04:48

    I’m sure I’ve said this before, but you and your Mom are so darn creative. This is so sweet and pretty. Did you get a new background it so very pretty. I really really like it. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay!

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Samstag, der 28. April 2012 at 19:38

      The background is actually my brother’s old room (who moved out a couple months ago) and which my mom (with a bit of my help) is re-doing little by little. Posts are to follow. Hehe
      Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments, Cathy! :)
      XO! Vanessa

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    Candace Creations
    Samstag, der 28. April 2012 at 09:42

    I LOVE this and it’s being featured on this week’s scrappy saturday!

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    Doris
    Dienstag, der 1. Mai 2012 at 09:47

    Your blog is wonderful
    ♥Doris

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Dienstag, der 1. Mai 2012 at 21:48

      Vielen lieben Dank, Doris! :) Ich “verfolge” Dich jetzt offiziell. Du hast echt ein paar tolle Fotos auf Deinem Blog! Kann nicht abwarten etwas mehr rumzustöbern. ;)
      Ganz liebe Grüße!
      Vanessa

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    Debra Kapellakis
    Dienstag, der 1. Mai 2012 at 14:29

    Those of some of the prettiest things I ever did see. Thank you.

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      Debra Kapellakis
      Dienstag, der 1. Mai 2012 at 14:30

      I wanted to also say I stopped by after seeing you mentioned on “i should be mopping the flooe” :)

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    Handcrafted Pretty
    Dienstag, der 8. Mai 2012 at 12:14

    This idea makes such a personal and pretty chandelier. I have featured this today: http://handcraftedpretty.blogspot.com/2012/05/make-chandelier-tutorial.html with the link back here to your blog.

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    escargotine
    Dienstag, der 14. August 2012 at 21:02

    superbe idée — bonne soirée fleurie

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    Heather
    Sonntag, der 20. Januar 2013 at 17:50

    I love this! Do you mind if I share it on my blog? With a link back to yours for the complete instructions of course!

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    JULIE
    Montag, der 22. April 2013 at 20:17

    Thank you!!!! I love this, my daughter is turning 11 and I am having a tea party for her at a park and this would look great. Have any ideas please let me know. I am a little nervous about hosting this and doing a good job. It is my first of course. The plan is to have her party by booth/workshop sections. By surprise cause they will have to walk to the next and then see what that booth is for. One is a T-shirt cutting, the second I don’t know yet and the last is the sit down tea party. Please help I am blessed to have found your site… I worry for every event I host. Having high expectations can be stressful.

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    Mama Bil Bayt
    Sonntag, der 22. September 2013 at 08:12

    Love this idea so much! Will try it for our little girl’s room. I love the effect of the wrapped fabric. Very clever and creative. Great job!

    • Antworten
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sonntag, der 22. September 2013 at 11:09

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)
      I’m happy to hear you will try the project!
      Have a fabulous weekend!
      XO’s from Germany,
      Vanessa

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    Aura Astaroth
    Dienstag, der 31. Mai 2016 at 10:16

    very beautiful <3

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