Beaded Chandelier DIY for Less Than $50

DIY a Beaded Chandelier for Less Than $50

Lighting is arguably the most essential element of a home’s decor. Beyond serving a practical purpose, it sets the mood, helps define the style, and can make a bold statement.

I’ve tried desk lamps before and they just don’t cast the type of soft light I need in my work space, so I decided to go with a chandelier. I spent hours searching for the perfect piece, but everything was way over budget (costing more than my computer), or they fell flat in design.

Check out my super easy and under $50 DIY I did over on Domino!


  • 1 hanging basket
  • White spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Approximately 400 8MM wood beads
  • Approximately 300 12MM wood beads
  • Approximately 200 16MM wood beads
  • Hemp twine
  • Hanging pendant light (this $15 one from Home Depot would work well)

1. Start by choosing a design for your strands of beads. For my design, I started with one 16MM bead, three 12MM beads, five 16MM beads, and ten 8MM beads. Measure out and cut string (for this pattern, it’s about 14” of string). Tie a knot on one end and string your beads leaving enough room on either end.

Repeat, repeat, repeat… I had approximately 40 strands. Note: You don’t have to use wooden beads—beads come in an endless range of shapes, colors, and textures.

2. Spray paint your basket. I chose white as my base, but you could easily go bold with color. Once the basket is completely dry, begin attaching the strands to your basket.

Sources: Drop It Modern Wallpaper, Parsons Desk, Chair, Rug

DIY wood bead chandelier

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