Sunday, November 21, 2010

Crystal Garland

I bought this chandelier for $10 at the ReStore a few months ago, hoping to do something for my daughters room with it.

My plan for using it in my daughter's room didn't work out - but I held onto it knowing some use for it would come up. As the holidays are approaching it came to me - a crystal garland.

The crystals were very easy to remove from the fixture.

But they were filthy.

So they got a bath.

And then I simply attached them end to end, alternating so that the big crystals joined to the bigs and the little to the little.

And while I liked them draped on the light fixture in my dining room, I knew it was meant to be on our mantle. (Forgive my fall decorations, I haven't turned everything over yet - i just couldn't resist taking and sharing these pictures.)

I'll be sure to post an update when I get the holiday stuff up.


  1. WOW!!! I never would have thought to do that with that lamp. Its gonna look SO great with your Christmas decorations, especially if you have some candlelight near them. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

  2. That is gorgeous and a wonderful idea. This is going in my idea file!

  3. I love crystal anything and this is just gorgeous ;o)

  4. You can never have too much sparkle :) I wish I could find a lamp at the thrift store with that many crystals still on it... :)

  5. Great way to reuse these crystals!.. LOVE IT!..

  6. looks great! i love the elegant bling! :)

  7. That is so pretty and very unique.
    Hugs, Cindy


Related Posts with Thumbnails