DIY Beaded Chandelier

When she hit the dollar store to find supplies for our Mardi Gras Bead Chandelier, TCB couldn’t find anything from our supply list. Not one to let that deter her, she improvised her way to this swell beaded chandelier using some items she had on hand and some other goodies from the dollar store and the craft store. I love the way she built her frame (with soda can action!) and added pretty embellishments like a big romantic bow and a dangly necklace pendant. I thought you would enjoy her ingenuity too! [how to make a makeshift beaded chandelier]

You can get the fishing line, the wire, and the ribbon at the dollar store. Depending on your dollar store, you might be able to find packages of beads, but you might have better luck at your local craft store. TCB bought hers at Michaels, 3 packs of 550 beads for $3 per pack ($9 total). Recycle an old necklace you don’t use, or pick up some acrylic crystal drops at the dollar store to embellish your chandy.

Project Estimate:

  • Fishing line, on hand or $1
  • Beads, about 1500 (depending on the size of the bead, and the chandelier), $9
  • 2 soda cans, on hand
  • Crafting wire, on hand or $1
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • An old necklace, on hand

Total: $9 and up