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Make a Recycled Plastic Bottle Chandelier

8 March 2010 29,289 views 19 Comments

by heather

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:

  • 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

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19 Comments »

  • Jessica said:

    I adore this! I seriously need to start drinking some bottled water immediately!

  • Mod Podge Amy said:

    So awesome – love this!

  • Luca said:

    Love this…to bad there is no tutorial.

    Will have to go raid the neighbours recycle bin since I don’t drink bottled water or soda, so I don’t even have the bottles to start it…maybe by the time I collect that many there will be directions.

  • Cheryl loves crafts said:

    Hey guys, Caroline made good on her promise… THERE’S A TUTORIAL NOW!!! Sorry, I’m just really excited.

  • Abigail said:

    That is absolutely stunning! Suddenly I’m glad I haven’t taken my PET bottles out on recyclables day – yet again *lol*

  • Kathy V. said:

    Yay for clever three year old sons!!

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said:

    Thanks for the feature!! = )

    There is indeed a tutorial, and I would be more than happy to answer any questions!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Craft of the Day : Plastic Bottle Chandelier said:

    [...] Okay, this chandelier by The Feminist Housewife is seriously awesome, and it’s made out of recycled plastic bottles! Can you believe it? She shows us how to make the chandelier in a great step by step tutorial. Totally chic. – found via Dollar Store Crafts [...]

  • Adrienne said:

    I saw the Anthropologie windows and was also, VERY inspired. You have to really close to realize it’s NOT blown glass!! If you’re in NYC soon, check them out!! (16th St/5th Avenue)

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  • Andrew Cheng said:

    Awesome way of reusing plastic bottles! Absolutely amazing, thank you for sharing this.

  • Shelly Peterson said:

    This is awesome! Thankyou for sharing all these ideas!!

  • Dave said:

    Amazing! Nobody will know the elegant-looking chandelier is made from plastic bottles. That’s artistic and “economic” creativity at work. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. :)

  • 15 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles - Pika Chakula said:

    [...] 2. Create a chandelier. Got a big stash of empty bottles? Over at Dollar Store Crafts, Heather shows you how to turn them into a chandelier! [...]

  • Meaghan said:

    Thank you so much! I didn’t not have any idea bout this!

  • How to Reuse Plastic Bottles | Care2 Healthy Living said:

    […] 2. Create a chandelier. Got a big stash of empty bottles? Over at Dollar Store Crafts, Heather shows you how to turn them into a chandelier! […]

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