Amazing! This chandelier is made of 50 plastic water bottles! Caroline at The Feminist Housewife posted it over the weekend (it was her recent entry in So You Think You Can Decorate). She promises a tutorial for this chandelier, which was inspired by an Anthropologie display, and I can’t wait to see it!  [check out details on this beautiful recycled plastic bottle chandelier on The Feminist Housewife] [via] UPDATE: Here’s the tutorial!

Speaking of chandeliers, my three year-old son solved a dollar store crafting problem I’ve been working on for over a year. I’ve been trying to find something at the dollar store that would make a great base for a chandelier, and haven’t come across anything since I started this blog. Enter my son, who sees a hanging wire planter and says “Is that a chandelier?” No, honey, it’s not. YET. I picked up a couple, and I can’t wait to make a lamp project. So if you want to pick up a planter, uh, chandelier form, now is the time. Since there’s no tutorial for this light yet, I’m just gonna tell you what I would use if I was going to make this.

Project Estimate:

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  • 50 empty water bottles, on hand (or collect them from work or wherever)
  • Paint, on hand (spraypaint?)
  • A wire hanging plant basket, $1
  • A pendant lamp kit, $10
  • Glue, tape, wire, etc., on hand
  • Scissors, on hand

Total: $11