Introduction: Upcycled Chandelier

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This chandelier is made completely of recycled objects. It looks beautiful in the sunlight and lit up at night.

Step 1: Finding Materials

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I found an old trout catcher and discarded little bottles in my Aunts basement. I also found unwanted perspex plates that are blue and green. Glass and perspex diffuse light really well.

Step 2: Electrical Parts

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I then found an old working plug, some electrical wire, a globe fitting and lastly a bulb. I connected these together and thread it through an existing hole at the top of the wire frame. The globe fitting was then attached to the wire frame wire normal wire to hold the bulb within the frame.

Step 3: Preparing the Perspex Pieces

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I then smashed the perspex plates into large pieces and drilled a small hole at the top of each piece.

Step 4: Tying the Wire

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The next step is to tie a piece of normal wire around the rim of 80 bottles and through the holes in the perspex pieces.

Step 5: Attaching the Materials

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Start by attaching each bottle in a diagonal row towards the bottom, when you reach 15 bottles in a row, do the same thing starting at the top. Leave about 10 cm between each row until you have placed bottles around the whole frame. Lastly attach the perspex pieces at the bottom of the frame along with about 6 bottles.


Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-05-09

This is a awesome Idea :). Thanks for sharing.

jlyvers743 (author)2013-04-05

Very cool. This would look fantastic on a family fishing hut or house boat.

twighahn (author)2012-10-16

be great for a fish restaurant

flyingpuppy (author)2012-10-15

Where did you find all those little bottles? So whimsical!

bethmwl (author)2012-09-20

The little bottles are adorable. Can't believe you could find so many laying around

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-09-17

Awesome! Love that you used a fish basket!

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