Sunday, 15 July 2012

Baby Jar Chandelier

Baby Jar Chandelier.As you know I love candles and night lights and this was an idea I had for Christmas last year but never seemed to have the time to put it all together …. so after my mahooosive craftroom tidy up I  gathered up all the bits I’d bought and decided to finally have a go……Baby jar ChandalierI had a circular cooking rack and one of a  pack of three hanging basket chains from Poundland plus some baby food jars given to me by a friend.
Baby Jar Chandalier.The chain fitted onto the cooling tray like a dream, balancing it was easy because the rack was divided into six equal parts.  The rack  also had six feet which is where I thought I could dangle the jars from.
Baby jar ChandelierTo hang the jars I simply tied a piece of rustic looking string round the top using another piece attached to both sides to form a hanger, I then tied the hanger onto a foot on the rack with yet another piece of string, nothing fancy, I wanted it to look makeshift and a bit rough.
Baby Jar Chandelier
Then on top of the rack I glued seven more jars using E6000 glue (as recommended by Marc) which is really, really strong when dry, six jars went round the edges and one in the middle ….. and that’s it … Fait accompli!!
Baby Jar CraftsI couldn’t believe it when it hung perfectly first time and I didn’t have to fiddle and fart about to get it to balance.
Chandelier made with baby jarsNow I know the idea works I can really let my imagination go wild ….. and really fancy things up if/when I make another ….. using wire instead of string ….. using a frosted glass spray on the jars ….. adding beads ….. the world is my really is my lobster!!