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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 Comments

  • Reply
    Mami Made It
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 02:48 PM

    Love it! That’s simple and beautiful!

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    Marilyn
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 02:49 PM

    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.

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 08:29 PM

      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
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 02:51 PM

    So pretty! Love the hanging bottles!

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    Holly
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 03:11 PM

    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

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 08:31 PM

      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
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 03:16 PM

    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!)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 08:32 PM

      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
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 03:50 PM

    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
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 05:28 PM

    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
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 05:32 PM

    wow this is amazing it looks beautiful xxx

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    Diane @ home sweet homemade
    Tuesday April 17th, 2012 at 06:32 PM

    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

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 09:38 PM

      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

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    Gwen
    Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 03:42 AM

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

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    HGK
    Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Lovely idea, and it looks so sweet!

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    Kate
    Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 01:47 PM

    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!

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    Jen
    Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 05:11 PM

    Beautiful….

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    Hrandica
    Wednesday April 18th, 2012 at 08:42 PM

    So cute for the spring! :)
    Hugs.

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    Jennifer
    Thursday April 19th, 2012 at 07:19 PM

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

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    Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 05:00 AM

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

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    Jutta
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 01:10 PM

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

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday April 20th, 2012 at 09:42 PM

      Vielen lieben Dank für die netten Worte, Jutta! Ich hoffe Du verlebst ein wunderschönes Wochenende!
      Alles Liebe, Vanessa

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    Danni Baird
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 03:35 PM

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

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday April 20th, 2012 at 09:43 PM

      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

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    rootedinthyme
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 03:58 PM

    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

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday April 20th, 2012 at 09:46 PM

      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

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    Katherine
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 04:25 PM

    Creative and lovely. Hugs!

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    Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life!
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 05:26 PM

    So pretty! Thanks for linking this project up!

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    Sherry
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 03:58 PM

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

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 11:08 PM

      Thank you for the sweet comment, Sherry! :)
      I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend as well!
      xoxo, Vanessa

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    Deborah
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 04:38 PM

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

    Have a lovely week!
    Deborah

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      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

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    Jill
    Tuesday April 24th, 2012 at 04:14 AM

    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/

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday April 25th, 2012 at 10:19 AM

      Thank you for always leaving sweet comments, Jill! :)
      I hope you’re having a fantastic week!
      xoxo! Vanessa

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    Rose
    Tuesday April 24th, 2012 at 02:41 PM

    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/

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday April 25th, 2012 at 10:20 AM

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

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    Alison
    Tuesday April 24th, 2012 at 11:04 PM

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

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    Four Sisters
    Friday April 27th, 2012 at 02:26 AM

    These are so feminine and romantic – we love them!

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    Kristi
    Saturday April 28th, 2012 at 03:44 AM

    Gorgeous. And so incredibly smart!!

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Saturday April 28th, 2012 at 04:48 AM

    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!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday April 28th, 2012 at 07:38 PM

      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
    Saturday April 28th, 2012 at 09:42 AM

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

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    Doris
    Tuesday May 1st, 2012 at 09:47 AM

    Your blog is wonderful
    ♥Doris

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday May 1st, 2012 at 09:48 PM

      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
    Tuesday May 1st, 2012 at 02:29 PM

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

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      Debra Kapellakis
      Tuesday May 1st, 2012 at 02:30 PM

      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
    Tuesday May 8th, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    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
    Tuesday August 14th, 2012 at 09:02 PM

    superbe idée – bonne soirée fleurie

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    Heather
    Sunday January 20th, 2013 at 05:50 PM

    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
    Monday April 22nd, 2013 at 08:17 PM

    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.

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday April 27th, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Julie!
      I am sure your daughter’s Birthday party will turn out wonderful! It sounds like a lot of fun already! :)
      My mom had a tea party last year and posted about on her blog: http://e-i-n-f-a-l-l-s-r-e-i-c-h.blogspot.de/2012/05/landpartie-mit-einer-oldtimerschonheit.html
      I know the post is in German, but I think the pictures are really speak for themselves. Maybe it will give you a little inspiration. :)
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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        Jan
        Saturday January 23rd, 2016 at 02:45 AM

        What a wonderful tea party your mom gave! It gave *me* some great ideas. Thanks for posting.

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    Mama Bil Bayt
    Sunday September 22nd, 2013 at 08:12 AM

    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!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday September 22nd, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      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
    Tuesday May 31st, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    very beautiful <3

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