{wire hanger chandelier}

April 17, 2012

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!

What you’ll need:

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

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.

I’m partying here! ♥

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  1. Love it! That’s simple and beautiful!
    Mami Made It recently posted..Handmade KulturMy Profile

  2. 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.

  3. So pretty! Love the hanging bottles!

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Beautiful! I came here by way of Too Cute Tuesday! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/bell-bottom-baby.html
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  7. Wow I love that, it’s such a great idea and looks gorgeous! I love how you styled them up!
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  8. wow this is amazing it looks beautiful xxx
    aimee recently posted..design your own fabric with a freezer paper stencil plus purse tutorialMy Profile

  9. 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
    Diane @ home sweet homemade recently posted..pretty fabric covered hangersMy Profile

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

  11. Lovely idea, and it looks so sweet!
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  12. 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!
    Kate recently posted..Pin It & Win It Wednesday #3My Profile

  13. Beautiful.…

  14. So cute for the spring! :)
    Hrandica recently posted..Zeleni cvet / Green flowerMy Profile

  15. Simply gorgeous! I can imagine a whole gazebo with those hanging in theere!!
    Jennifer recently posted..{New} Fairy Birthday Invitations.…..Sometimes I Do Work.My Profile

  16. L.o.v.e.
    Thank you so much for sharing this, Vanessa!
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  17. This is so beautiful!!! Gorgeous! I always love your projects, but this one is especially nice :-)
    Jutta recently posted..Kasha Mango SaladMy Profile

  18. Oh that is just brilliant AND beautiful! You and your mom did a great job! (How fun to be crafting with your mom!)
    Danni Baird recently posted..THE LETTER “B”My Profile

  19. 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.!


  20. Creative and lovely. Hugs!
    Katherine recently posted..Lindsey and Peter A Wedding In MauiMy Profile

  21. So pretty! Thanks for linking this project up!
    Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life! recently posted..IT’S A PIECE O’ CAKE LINKY PARTY #3!My Profile

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

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

    Have a lovely week!
    Deborah recently posted..Craft Room #3 — Framing The WallsMy Profile

  24. 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
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  25. Beautiful!!! I want to make one so badly right now. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up.
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
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  26. Wow!! I don’t think I could ever make a wire hanger look this good! :) You are incredible Vanessa!
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  27. These are so feminine and romantic — we love them!
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  28. Gorgeous. And so incredibly smart!!

  29. 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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    • 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

  30. I LOVE this and it’s being featured on this week’s scrappy saturday!
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  31. Your blog is wonderful

  32. Debra Kapellakis says:

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

  33. 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.
    Handcrafted Pretty recently posted..Make a Chandelier TutorialMy Profile

  34. superbe idée — bonne soirée fleurie

  35. 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!
    Heather recently posted..New BeginningsMy Profile

  36. 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.

  37. 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!
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