DIY Rustic Rope Chandelier

A friend of mine and I created three of these rope chandeliers for an event that was prohibition themed. These were really simple to create and a little more challenging to hang. We ended up doing three of these and clustering them together and the final result, once lit up was stunning… inexpensive and easy to make with great impact.

We started with a 4′ heavy duty wreath ring and attached chain to the frame to hang it. Use three identical lengths of chain. Join them with an “O” ring at the top  and use “S” hooks to attach the chain to the ring.

Next, we attached a plug strip with zip ties to the top of the ring. For the lighting element, we attached 7 light sockets to the ring, hanging at various heights. We used make-a-lamp kits, which are just a socket, cord and plug. You could do as many sockets as you want here but you will need to add another plug strip. Use low wattage bulbs so your lighting won’t be harsh. Once the chains and sockets are attached, drape the rope around the ring. Make it look messy and deshevled. We used three lengths of 50′ in various widths. I think ideally, we would have used more rope to help fill it out but we made due with what we had.

Hang this bad boy and you’re done.

Here is the final product.

Hope you enjoyed. As always, if you have any questions on how I did this or need advice on making your own, just holler! Thanks for reading and remember, today’s ideas become tomorrow realities.


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