Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rustic Candle Chandelier



I saw a version of this rustic chandelier on Pinterest and wanted to make a candle version to hang outside for an upcoming party.  So off to my hoard of scrap wood to see what I could come up with.




I found this piece of wood from an old deck that had been torn down.  The gray color was perfect for what I had in mind.




My board was big enough to hold 5 pint size mason jars.  Roughly measure out the spacing for the jars and trace around the openings.


 

To cut the holes in the board, I used a hole saw bit on the drill press.  These tools aren't necessary however.


A scroll saw will do the job just fine.  You will want to drill a hole in the center of the circle so that saw blade has a place to start.


Here they are all cut out and jars in place.  I used Gorilla Glue to adhere the jars to the board.  


After the Gorilla Glue cured, I hot glued a piece of sisal rope around the jars to hide the cut in the wood.


To hang the chandelier, I drilled a hole in each end of the board and ran sisal through, knotted the ends, and created a loop at the top.

Now, to create a way to hang it from the tree.


I had this old hook that I got from my brother's farm a few years ago.  It was rusty and cool and I had no idea at the time what I needed it for then.  Now, it's the perfect hook to hang the chandelier with.



Once I ran the sisal through the hook, I used zip ties to secure the ends together.  Clip the ends of the zip ties before the next step.  Wrap more sisal around the zip ties to hide them.  I secured the sisal with hot glue.  
(I had a photo of this step and it somehow disappeared into the great unknown.)



And, here it is!  It's hanging higher than it looks in the photo.  I think it'll give a nice candle glow under this big oak tree during the outdoor party.  I'll be sure to post photos from the party later!

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9 comments:

  1. What a fun thing to make. I think I will try this and use barn wood. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Angie, Wow this is fabulous!! I love the rustic look and the mason jars together. I'm sure it's beautiful at night. LOVE it, Lisa

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  3. Angie, this is AWESOME! It's going to give your party that perfect rustic meets elegant vibe! Pinning and will share later today on Facebook. I can't wait to see the rest of the party pictures. It's beautiful. Hugs, Coco

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  4. Angie - you are the Jill of all trades! This is fabulous! Your party is sure to be a success! Way to go!

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  5. Thanks ladies! I can't wait to see it lit up the night of the party :) I'll be sure to post photos!

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  6. I so loved this idea, how clever and beautiful too!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! Looking forward to using it at the party!

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    1. Thank you Christine! And, thanks for stopping by!

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