Create your own shabby chic candle chandeliers for your wedding or other great space.
My fiance and I are getting married October 15th of this year. We met at summer camp six years ago, started dating just over four years ago and as of this spring we are set to be married. Erin is a wonderfully stylish woman and she has a great eye for design (she's a budding photographer and took most of these pictures for me) and I appreciate her love for shabby chic design because it's all stuff I can build and make for her. Our wedding will take place at the camp where we met and then we will have the reception a great venue called Brookside Farms in Louisville Ohio.
Besides being a beautiful venue, they are also exceptionally accomodating with decorations and this led to among other great ideas, a wonderful set of chandeliers made from mason jars, a wagon wheel, barrel hoops, wire and some twine.
Step 1: Forming the Wire Hanger
The results: we could not get it to burn even after letting it go for 6+ hours.
For this step you will need a coat hanger or other piece of wire as well as a pair of needle-nose and lineman pliers.
•Cut and strighten your coat hangar (don't worry about length--we will trim it later)
•Bend a small hook into one end of the wire
•Bend a loop the diameter of your wire (approximate). The loop should be opposite the hook you just bent when you wrap the wire around the jar's neck (this distance just happened to be the length of the grip on my pliers)
•Bend the wire between the hook and the loop into a 'C' shape