Make a Cottage Garden Chandelier

created at: 05/21/2010

My shade garden is an absolute oasis. The only way it could be better is if it could be softer and more 'room like'. Wait, I've made a number of interchangeable bench cushions, covered an old spool with a Morroccan inspired tablecloth, added some more cushy seating, what's missing?Why of course! A beaded chandelier made from Mardi Gras beads. Dollar Store Crafts shows you how you can fancy up your shade garden digs with a lovely, inexpensive hanging chandelier. All for under $10.00, and a few hours. This one doesn't include lights, but read the full tutorial to get ideas how to light it up.

You'll need these materials and tools:

hanging wire basket

6 packages of Mardi Gras beads

light gauge wire (floral wire works)

spray paint

wire cutters

hot glue gun and sticks

added embellishments (ribbons, flowers, lights, shiny dangly decor, etc.)

Now, gather the materials and make good use of the rainy weather!


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Anonymous on Jan 25, 2013:

This is awesome! Would love to do this for my daughter's Garden Birthday Party that will take place this Spring. Where can I find the instructions on how to do it?

Barbara on Jun 22, 2011:

This is great. and I really like the pink flowers in the background too.  The chandler looks really good.  If anyone has a picture with a light at night, I would love to see it.

John Gardener on Apr 27, 2011:

If you live in the tropics head down to find a climber Abrus precatorius, or known commonly as Jequirity, Crab's Eye, Rosary Pea, John Crow Bead, Precatory bean, Indian Licorice, Akar Saga, Giddee Giddee or Jumbie Bead  and pick their bright red seeds to use as beads. Its well worth the effort and you will love the red colour it gives out.

John Christmas on Mar 25, 2011:

When I was young I used to pick the bright, red and hard seeds from a Saga tree (Adenanthera Pavonina) and make lots of crafts with them. This would be one of them because their vivid colours never fail. They are also known as red sandalwood tree and found mainly in the tropics.

Dara @ Xbox Discounts on Feb 17, 2011:

I need a graden beautification and i think this chandelier is best to choose among the variety of chandeliers. I love the pearl setting of the chandelier and it gives more exotic look to the gareden. Maybe i should try buying or either make one similar to this.

ModHomeEcTeacher on Jan 31, 2011:

Elda-Sounds like you know your chandaliers! Thanks for your ideas.

Elda Pillion on Jan 31, 2011:

I have found some other types at http://lyndseybattle.com/the-best-chandelier-for-your-home/ but a purely pearl made chadelier is one of my favorites. Having such kind of chandelier is a great pleasure for me not because i'm a huge fanatic of naturally made chandeliers, but i'm a bit more interested in a pearl and glass made chandeliers especially when both glass and pearl are combined into a very elegant and stunning chandelier design.

ModHomeEcTeacher on May 22, 2010:

Heather-I've got those tutorials on Curbly, I'll send you the links. BTW-I may really make this beaded chandelier. It's so charming.

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts on May 21, 2010:

Thank you so much for linking to my chandelier. I'm so glad you like it. I heart Curbly!

Your shade garden sounds amazing. Now I need interchangeable cushions and a spool table!

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