Introduction: DIY Fringe Chandelier
In Alyssa’s world, there is no such thing as too much colour! Every corner of Alyssa’s home is full of pastel inspiration, colour and personality. She doesn’t just promote her love of pastel, she lives it.
Alyssa is looking for a new hanging chandelier to replace the bland ceiling lamp she currently has in her office. An office should be a place for inspiration and promote productivity - so I need to DIY a piece that not only looks amazing but provides proper lighting as well. Alyssa loves the fringe look, so I want to make her a fun DIY fringe chandelier complete with gold edge banding to match her decor style...and of course pink fringe to really give the lamp the glamorous wow factor we need.
To really make this fringe chandelier come together, I’m going to finish my look with a decorative ceiling moulding that will help give the lamp a beautiful vintage look.
Not only is this chandelier going to look amazing, it’s going to draw the eye and make a great conversation piece in her space.
What a DE-LIGHT-FUL thought!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials!
Here are the materials you will need! I grabbed some links to products from amazon if you're having trouble finding some of them in your local craft store!
- Lamp shade (https://amzn.to/2QNf8zr)
- Awl (https://amzn.to/2QMHf1J)
- Hammer (https://amzn.to/2RJ75VP)
- Pliers (https://amzn.to/2PqzJJI)
- Tin Snips (https://amzn.to/2ITM0UL)
- Gold Spray Paint (https://amzn.to/2A7rtJD)
- Waxed twine (https://amzn.to/2pSY7s9)
- 12” and 8” embroidery hoops (https://amzn.to/2RGuYgC)
- 4 yards of 6” chainette fringe (https://amzn.to/2IQHxBW)
- Hot glue (https://amzn.to/2pOMq5N)
- Glue gun (https://www.ryobitools.com/power-tools/products/details/18v-one-hot-glue-gun)
- Decorative Metal Trim (https://amzn.to/2pQI12A)
- Painter Tape (https://amzn.to/2RL2Ysm)
Step 2: Source the Base
First up, source a lamp shade to act as your base. I gravitated towards using a retro light style, however you can use anything that has some kind of lip on it.
Step 3: Poking Around
Using awl and hammer, poke 4 holes equal spaced around inside rim of lampshade
Step 4: Flatten the Rim
Using tin snips, cut the rim every 4 inches and use pliers to flatten rim... this will give you a flat surface to glue to later. If your lamp already has a flat rim, then move along to step 4!
Step 5: Paint It
Tape and cover cord Spray paint outside of shade and ceiling base gold, 2-3 thin coats
Step 6: Get Ready
Grab 2 embroidery hoops, you only need the inner hoops.
Step 7: Drill Time!
Drill 4x equal spaced holes in the walls of each hoop using your thinnest bit
Step 8: Cut Twine
Cut 4x 18” approx lengths of black twine
Step 9: Thread Twine
Thread and tie twine to holes in lampshade
Step 10: Big Hoop
Thread bigger embroidery hoop onto twine, looping twine to loosely secure
Step 11: Level It
Adjust hoop until it’s level and secure twine with knots
Step 12: Repeat
Repeat with smaller hoop so all three tiers are equal spaced. Trim any excess twine
Step 13: Hot Glue
Hot glue chainette fringe around each hoop and then glue to outside rim of lampshade
Step 14: Glue It
Hot glue decorative trim to outside layer of fringe covering any holes or seams for a clean finish
Step 15: Hang It Up
Hang light, use an led bulb to reduce heat, bulb should not come in contact with fringe
Step 16: Enjoy!
And that's it! Enjoy your new fringe Chandelier!
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