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Chicken Wire Chandelier

By: Michelle Frae Cummings

With a little bit of chicken wire, crystals and brass metal, you can create a sparking chandelier that would look great both inside and out! This thrifty project is a wonderful way to use up stuff around your home and create unique decorations that everyone is sure to love. This is a great way to reuse old embellishments or repurpose an old necklace or bracelet that broke. There's beauty in everything and with this fun and thrifty craft, you'll add style and eclectic design to any part of your home!

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting



Materials List

  • MD Hobby & Craft Chicken Wire
  • MD Hobby & Craft metal working gloves
  • MD Hobby & Craft Brass Metal Sheet Roll
  • Prima Swarovski Crystals
  • Sizzix branch die
  • Sizzix Flower die
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • Die cutting machine
  • Red and green alcohol pens
  • 25 Heart shaped crystals
  • Gold floral wire
  • e-6000 glue
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Scissors
  • Gold spray paint


  1. Working carefully with the gloves on, roll out the chicken wire and cut a 12" X 12" piece with the jewelry pliers.

  2. Shape chicken wire into a cylinder shape.

  3. Carefully interlock wire ends together with your gloved fingers and pliers.

  4. Pinch the top of the cylinder closed and push down until the cylinder measures 6".

  5. Spray completely with gold paint and let dry.

  6. Cut and emboss 4 flowers from the brass sheet.

  7. Cut 4 branches from the brass sheet.

  8. Use the edge of your scissors or a bone folder to make indents into the leaves.

  9. Color the leaves and flowers with alcohol pens.

  10. Attach crystals with e-6000.

  11. Use colored floral wire to attach branches to top of the cylinder.

  12. Glue the flowers to the branches.

  13. Hang hearts, prism side out, in the chicken wire holes.

  14. Attach a wire hook and hang in a sunny spot, indoors or out in the garden for all to enjoy!

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