From Trash to Treasure Halloween Chandelier

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in our city, they do curbside pick up once a month so I was driving along and saw this chandelier and yelled "Stop the car!" I knew I had to have it!

It was perfect for this DIY fun Halloween decoration. If you know me I love decorating and Halloween is one of my favorites! See what I did below.

This how I found it. I removed the bulbs and washed it up to get rid of any dirt and dust.

Next, I grabbed my old Mardi Gras beads that I had picked up at the dollar store.

I then hung them on the chandelier. I put one on each metal loop.

On the top I used little nails in the cracks to hold them in and used super glue to secure them.

I then painted the whole thing with Rustoleum flat matte blac. I used a piece of wood to hang it up to make it easier to paint it all. Make sure you coat the beads well in the black paint.

I then added my old smoky light bulbs back on to the chandelier.

Here it is all finished.

This will be a Halloween hit! I might even add some cobwebs and a crow. I love this project and it's the best when I have all the supplies on hand already so it didn’t cost me a penny. What a great find and just at the right time of year too!

Happy Halloween!

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  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Aug 17, 2020

    So frighteningly adorable! Where will you hang it? I wish I had a tree or front porch to put mine on, I don’t though. I did have the dollar tree pillar battery candles in mine too.

  • LinneaSanchez LinneaSanchez on Aug 18, 2020

    Hey that’s a great idea for Halloween! Hey I wonder if you could substitute wooden beads for Mardi Gras beads to update a chandelier? 🤔

  • Mary Lou Mary Lou on Aug 20, 2020

    Maybe add some of those cheap lil black plastic spiders?

    Great job!!


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  • Kim Thompson Kim Thompson on Aug 18, 2021

    Love it! Beautiful!!

  • Johanne Palange Johanne Palange on Aug 20, 2021

    I know people who would like this as a year round every day chandelier. I might even like that myself. I could even paint it gold and cover it in glitter. Whatever: the Mardi Gras beads are a stroke of genius.