I am participating in a year-long DIY Challenge with several other talented bloggers and this may be my favorite challenge yet. We were challenged to complete a DIY project in less than 2 hours and I made a DIY orb chandelier made with macrame hoops in less than two hours. Be sure and visit the DIY Challenge Link at the bottom of the page to visit all of the other projects!
The orb chandeliers from the high-end stores can be very expensive so I repurposed a chandelier with macrame hoops and paint. This DIY Orb Chandelier only took minutes to make. I was able to make over my chandelier for only a few dollars and the chandelier looks stunning.
We are giving my foyer a makeover and I wanted to purchase a new chandelier for my new space. I have a new mirror from Soft Surroundings that looks beautiful in the space. I created a faux wallpaper treatment on my walls so I wanted a chandelier to complement the other items in the room.
After spending hours online, I decided that a crystal orb chandelier would look perfect in this new room.
This chandelier from Ballard Designs is what I had in mind for this space.
Foyer and Chandelier Before
After I chose the chandelier, I walked into my foyer and looked at the original chandelier. I had purchased the chandelier at the thrift store for $10. My chandelier looked exactly like the chandeliers that are inside the orbs from those high-end stores so I started to think about what I could use for the orbs.
On Pinterest, there are pictures of orb chandeliers made with embroidery hoops but I wanted something made with metal. I googled 14-inch metal hoop and some macrame hoops for $2 each popped up. You can purchase these hoops in all sizes so the 14-inch hoop fit my chandelier perfectly. Michael’s and Hobby Lobby also carry macrame hoops.
How to Make the DIY Orb Chandelier
I removed all of the crystals by bending the tiny metal rings and slipping the rings off the chandelier. As a result,the crystals were easy to remove.A rack for hanging clothes works perfectly for spray painting. I tied my chandelier to the rack and spray painted the chandelier and the macrame hoops with my favorite gold metallic spray paint.The crystals were very easy to hook back onto the chandelier. Attaching the gold spray-painted macrame hoops was so easy and I did not have to use any glue. I opened the bottom loop on the chain that the chandelier hangs from with a pier of pliers. All I need to do was just slip two of the macrame hoops into that opened loop and closed the loop.
I stood underneath the chandelier after my husband installed the light fixture and slipped the horizontal macrame hoop over the chandelier. The horizontal hoop holds the 2 vertical hoops in place. It could not have been any easier to make. I could add more hoops on the chandelier but I think I like how it looks with 3 hoops.
In conclusion, we really love this DIY Orb Chandelier and my husband loves that I did not spend a couple of hundred dollars on a new light fixture. Any time I do a DIY project and save us money, I tell my husband that I have a $ credit now to spend somewhere else!
Here is a similar Orb Chandelier in gold at Wayfair. The price is $105 which is very reasonable.
Complete Foyer Makeover.
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