Butterfly Chandelier

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By Craft Celebrity Mark Montano, from the blog Mark Montano’s Big Ass Blog.

Imagine your little girl looking up at night right before bed and seeing sparkling butterflies hovering above her head. This chandelier is perfect for any little girl who loves sparkles, flowers and butterflies. I’m pretty sure that includes them all. In fact, you don’t even need to install a light.



1. Clip the larger rings off of the tomato cage with your wire cutters leaving 2 rings connected by extending wires.

2. Sand the wires to remove any dirt, rust or oil.

3. Curl the wires sticking out from the smallest ring of the cage like you see in the picture.

4. Bend the wires sticking out from the large ring toward the center so they meet.

5. Glue the wires together at where they meet with a big gob of E-6000 glue.

6. Hot glue your strings of pearls all around each wire of the now bent cage.

7. Once these strands are attached, take your E-6000 and carefully dab the glue all along the pearls so they are permanently attached.

8. Cut 6 strands of pearls in 12″ lengths and attach each end of the top ring so that you have two drapes in between each wire.

DON’T WORRY! This is the fun part. Just start draping any way you want to and you’ll see how beautiful it will be.

9. After you’ve attached about 6 drapes, dab on more E-6000 with a toothpick being very neat, but making sure to attach the pearl to the wire with the glue.

(WARNING! Hot glue and metal don’t work well together, so you are just using this to tack the pearls in place while the other glue dries.)

10. Once all of the pearls are in place, spray paint your chandelier with Krylon Silver Paint.

11. When it dries, attach your butterflies and flowers evenly all the way around first with hot glue and then with the E-6000. I only used 12 butterflies and 12 flowers, but go crazy if you want to and use a ton.12. OPTIONAL: Wrap your 6′ Snap-in Socket and Cord set around the top where the wires meet and hang from a hook in your ceiling. Sweet dreams.

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5 thoughts on “Butterfly Chandelier

  1. Bradford

    this is soooo cool….I just had an idea to add alittle something extra to it…go to the dollar store/tree and buy you some packages of flameless tea lights and incorporate them into your chandelier….this idea is sooo cool..Mark as always great job!

  2. alina

    I love this idea.very creative with the tomatoes cage.enjoy your day.Alina from Battle creek michigan.

  3. Magalis

    I have a question when you put a bulb to the lamp the pearls did not detach with the heat of the light because it happened to me and I just want to know that other glues can be used apart from hot glue

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