SouthWest #2: Siska's DIY Bubble Chandelier

SouthWest #2: Siska's DIY Bubble Chandelier

Gregory Han
Jan 23, 2008

Name: Siska
Location: San Diego
Time: A few hours
Cost: $30 for hardware, $10 for paint and about $20 for the ornaments (after-Christmas clearance)

Siska found inspiration from a high end blown-glass chandelier and fashioned herself her own version using holiday clearance glass ornaments. Take a look below at her January Jumpstart, from start to finish, with her pics, tools, and instructions and VOTING...

Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project:


  • Blown glass chandelier as inspiration (shown left)

  • Ikea Kvartil candle holder (frame only)

  • Various ornaments on clearance (West Elm teardrops

  • Restoration Hardware Crackle glass and clear glass ornaments from Michael's, about 20 in all)

  • Thin metal wire and glass paint to add some color to the clear glass ornaments

  • Cheap and small pendant light from Ikea to hang amidst the ornaments.

Share step by step instructions for how you completed the project:
I painted the insides of some of the glass ornaments with light blue and white transparent glass paint (Pebeo Vitrea 160 works well). I let the ornaments dry overnight. You can "bake" the ornaments to set the paint but that is optional.

I put together the Kvartil Ikea chandelier, leaving out the actual candle holders and started attaching ornaments with thin metal wire on the chandelier frame. The Ikea frame is very sturdy and has several inner rings to allow for layering of the ornaments.

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