Creative Reuse 2008:Wine Glasses as Chandelier

Creative Reuse 2008:Wine Glasses as Chandelier

Stephanie Kinnear
Oct 22, 2008

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Remember Lisa's idea for a raised dog feeder that we posted yesterday? Well, she had one more project to offer: a chandelier made from mismatched stemware and a few other odds and ends.

Get the instructions after the jump.

Object(s): Wine, water, champagne, and sherry glasses. Fishing line, curtain ring, small lampshade, and hanging light kit.
Project: A hanging chandelier for my craft room.
Instructions: Tie the collection of glasses to the curtain ring with varying lengths of fishing line. Hang the curtain rod on the hook of the hanging light kit and arrange the glasses around the light bulb and socket. If you need to keep the light bulb/socket in the center of the glasses, remove the paper from a small lampshade and attach it to a low watt light bulb with the top of the lampshade pointing toward the floor.
Inspiration: I love the Chandelini - a hanging chandelier made from a ball of martini glasses. Sadly I didn't think that the scale would work in my small kitchen/dining room. However, I had a bunch of orphan wine glasses and an unopened hanging lamp kit sitting in the utility room of my condo. I also wanted a hanging light in my craft/guest room but the builder didn't install a junction box in the ceiling of that room. Since I had a lot of mismatched stemware I tried making a chandelier with more of a waterfall effect than into a perfect sphere like the original that inspired it.

(Thanks, Lisa!)

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