Hello friends and welcome to our monthly thrift store challenge. Today I will show you How To Make A Candle Chandelier From Thrift Store Finds for $5! Yup-you read that right. This lovely Candle Chandelier was only $5!
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I’ve said it before, but if you are new here, I have to tell you how much I love this challenge. There are so many talented bloggers who share thrift store projects each month. The creativity always inspires me and we hope it inspires you too! Let me show you how simple this Candle Chandelier was to make.
How To Make A Candle Chandelier
Whenever I stop by my favorite thrift stores, the first area I go to is the lamp section. Lamps are one of those things I never seem to have enough of, plus I like to repurpose lamp shades for other things. As soon as I saw this amber glass shade I scooped it up. Can you see that price? This baby was marked $4, but on the day I went blue tickets were half off, so I bought it for $2! I had no clue what I would do with it at the time, but for that price I knew inspiration would strike at some point.
Sure enough, in the next aisle I spotted this lovely piece with all its jewels in place for $2! When I held it up to the lamp shade it fit right in. Some things are just meant to be.
There really was nothing left to do other than decide where to hang it. You can add a hanging light kit if you want, similar to the one I made here , or you can add a votive candle like I show below:
I have plans to hang this outside (weather permitting) at my daughter’s Graduation party Saturday. I’m thinking of using a battery operated candle once it gets dark. I’ll be sharing all the photos and projects from the party next week, plus there will be a great giveaway, so be sure to come back to check it out!
The next time you are at the thrift store keep an open mind for ways to repurpose things. Let me tell you, once you start thrifting, it is a little addicting! I hope you enjoyed this Candle Chandelier and will check out the other great thrift store finds below. Also, you may like this Hanging Embroidery Hoop Succulent Planter that has a solar light.
Very creative! I love repurposing projects. Completely unique, inexpensive, and eco-friendly.
April J Harris
Thursday 31st of May 2018
What a beautiful chandelier, and I love that it can be used outside! It's going to look gorgeous glittering in the moonlight!! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful craft at the Hearth and Soul Link Party! And congratulations to your daughter!!
Thursday 31st of May 2018
Wow! What great finds, I really like how you put them together to make one piece! Thanks for sharing with us at Create and Celebrate!!
Sandra L Garth
Wednesday 30th of May 2018
May I borrow a cup of creativity, please? This is gorgeous Michelle and thanks for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story. I hope your week is going great.
Monday 28th of May 2018
You are so creative. I would have never thought to put them together but they work and it looks fantastic!