Easy DIY spoon chandelier

2015-04-30 14:54

CHANDELIERS are a gorgeous addition to almost any space, however, they can be quite pricey and heavy.

All you need are some plastic spoons, a large, clear water bottle, a light fixture and globe, some plastic adhesive glue, a Stanley knife and a little patience, and you could create some lighting magic.

You can make your own simple, cost-effective and beautiful solution to this dilemma.

All you need are some plastic spoons, a large, clear water bottle, a light fixture and globe, some plastic adhesive glue, a Stanley knife and a little patience, and you could create some lighting magic.

Here’s how:

1. Buy a large packet of white plastic, catering spoons, and using a Stanley knife, carefully remove the handles from each spoon.

Cut them off where they join the head of the spoon.

2. Take your water bottle, and using the same Stanley knife, carefully and neatly remove the bottom-end of the bottle.

3. Place a medium-sized drop of clear plastic adhesive glue on the plastic spoon, where the handle was removed, and paste it, facedown, around the water bottle.

Start at the bottom of the water bottle – paste a row of spoons around the circumference of the bottle, ensuring that at least half the spoons form an overhang.

Paste the next row so that half the spoon overlaps with the row beneath it.

Continue this process until the entire bottle is covered with spoons in a fish scale-like pattern.

4. Cover the neck of the bottle with a ring of spoons by simply gluing one spoon into another, leaving a slight overhang.

Continue this process until the ring is large enough to comfortably fit over the neck of the water bottle.

Glue the completed ring securely into place.

5. To make the light fixture, puncture a hole into the lid of the water bottle. It must be big enough to slide some electrical wire through it.

Thread the wire through the lid, insert it into the bottle and fasten the lid.

6. From underneath, work out where you would like the globe to hang, and then tie a knot in the wire accordingly, to ensure it holds the globe in the correct place.

7. Fit the light fixture to the electric wire inside the water bottle, and lastly, install the bulb.

Choose a bulb that does not get too hot when it is switched on – a CFL or an LED globe will work best.

8. Now you can hang your beautiful homemade spoon-delier anywhere you like in your home for an amazing aesthetic effect. – Property24

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