DIY Tree Branch Chandelier

About three months ago we started refurbishing our new home. We've been waiting for two years due to some problems is finally ours. This flat needs serious work from top to bottom. First in the queue is the living room, closed and unused for all that time is finally getting a deserved makeover :) We love trees and respect nature too, so in this post I would like to briefly show you an example of transforming a fallen tree branch into a stylish chandelier.
First of all, find the right tree branch. A fallen one!
Clean the branch up by removing bark.
Next treated with a woodworm killer so the woodworm doesn't eat you furniture ;)
Hang the branch. We used screw in hooks and strong fishing line.
Then do some wiring. Preparing fabric cables to be fixed into a bulb holders on one end and the ceiling rose on another.
Then twined the cables around a twigs, adding good looking vintage style bulbs.
A total cost of our chandelier is £50, for us completely worth it as we now get to look at the stunning one of a kind center piece and part of nature above our heads. Happy days :) Read more at:

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Fallen tree branch
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3 of 8 questions
  • Jlhamara
    on May 14, 2016

    Where did you find the lights with only 3 light bulbs? The one's I have seen have many more bulbs.

    • San31272921
      on Feb 13, 2018

      Simply beautiful great job so has a kuntry kick and feel to it love it with or without cord showing Thank u for giving me a great idea for above my Grandboys bed at his Gma's house!! :)
  • Susanne Batton
    Susanne Batton
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Pretty clever idea!!! Could you have possibly drilled holes through each branch and ran a shorter amount of cord through each hole? I think it's got a bit of messiness to it with all the cord wrapped around each branch. Either way, I love the idea of mixing a natural element indoors.

    • Magdalena
      on Mar 23, 2017

      We all have our vision, that was ours and we love the way it looks 😉 We wanted the cables look integrated naturally with the branch, therefore we bought enough to be twisted around. You can make this in many ways.

  • Joanne James Gailliez
    Joanne James Gailliez
    on Jan 27, 2018

    What did you use to treat the branch?
    It's lovely
    • Joanie
      on Jan 28, 2018

      I would use a clear matte sealer. This would prevent insects from trying to make it a home !

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  • Kimberley
    on Nov 25, 2019

    Hi i live in goshen NB i love working with trees and other items your project looks amazing

  • Joanie
    on Dec 16, 2019

    Maybe you and yours should live in the wilderness with all the trees and branches around you......A tree house sounds good?  lol......Seriously, I do like the branch on the ceiling. It is different and unique. Clever idea!!

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