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DIY Antler Chandelier

Paige Paige

Since I’m remodeling a place up in Big Bear, it’s fun to think outside the box for lighting…and antlers are definitely outside the box.

They can be such a great talking point for your home and also double as a wonderful art piece. I’ve made these in the past and I ALWAYS use deer antler sheds. This means the antlers are collected from when the deer sheds them naturally each season.

Now a typical antler chandelier can cost you a few thousand dollars in the retail stores. I have seen them range from $3000 – $35,000 but I’m going to show you how to make your own for under $100. Mine may not be as fancy as some that you find in stores, but it will sure help the bank account!

You Will Need:

  • Antler sheds (these can be found on eBay…just make sure you are buying “sheds” instead of just antlers…)
  • An old (or new) chandelier to convert (we found ours at a thrift store)
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Tiny lamp shades (optional)
  • Embellishments (optional)

Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare welcome actor Sean Maguire from “Once Upon a Time.” Actress Angelique Cabral visits our home to talk about her show, “Life in Pieces.” For “Day of the Dead,” Chef Marcela Valladolid is cooking pork shoulder and morita plum sauce. Musician Cory Charles Lerios from Pablo Cruise treats us to a special performance. Learn how to make a rustic DIY antler chandelier with Paige Hemmis. Mark and Matt Rogers are teaming up to make scary DIY skeleton arm wall sconces for Halloween. Is your closet cluttered? Debbie Matenopoulos shows you what clothes to donate, fix, or ditch. Kym Douglas shows you how to glam up for Halloween. Save money this Halloween on everything from costumes to candy to pumpkins with great tips from Jeanette Pavini. Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: jeremy lee/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

How To:

  1. Clean your antlers and arrange them on a table so that you see all of the pieces you are working with.
  2. Clean your chandelier and decide if you want to paint it now, or paint the entire chandelier when it’s completed.
  3. Arrange your antlers around your chandelier and hot glue the antlers into place. You can also use fishing wire to secure the antlers into place.
  4. If you would like to paint the entire structure, do so now with spray paint and allow it to dry.
  5. Add any optional embellishments. As well as your chosen lamp shades and voila!

Missed the episode? Check it out on Home & Family! You can also check out more fun “How To” projects on my Paige Hemmis Pinterest Page.



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