DIY Coffee Filter Chandelier

 Crazy, right?  A dining room coffee filter chandelier?!?  But isn’t it SO cool … and it’s inexpensive and easy to make.

Last fall when I was just started my Pinterest addiction at the same time I was preparing to move, I came across a pin for this project from Saucy Glossie.  It was exactly what I wanted for what I was planning for our new dining room.  And now, months later, the project is finally done.  (you parents out there know how difficult getting ANYTHING done with kids around!)

You just need a hot glue gun, glue sticks, coffee filters, plain paper lanterns and a light kit to make this coffee filter chandelier.  (I got my lanterns and light kit at World Market.)

All you need to do is take each individual coffee filter and glue it on to the lantern.  It is time consuming and takes some patience.  When I was able work on one with no interruptions it took me 3 hours to complete one lantern.  But they did turn out really cool …


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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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Comments
  1. Carolyn

    I love this! They turned out beautiful!

  2. CraftyDrMom

    Those are SO cool! Ella would love one in her room for sure.

  3. The Monko

    Love these. Unfortunately my husband is so tall that ball lampshades are banned in our house!

  4. Laura

    Monko … my husband is tall too! Luckily these are over the dining room table!

  5. Ali B

    Wow! These are amazing! I can’t believe you made them with coffee filters! I wonder if you could dye the paper filters before attaching them to the ball lamp.

  6. Laura

    Ali … I definitely think you could! (as long as they were fully dried!) I was thinking about that myself when I was making them … maybe even have my kids make a much with watercolor or dot dabbers like we’ve done before (see previous posts!) and use those to make one!
    Thanks for your kind comment!

  7. Amandaa

    Turned out amazing! Love the look.

  8. Joyce

    I love how these look..I would suggest a colored bulb might be easier than dying the filters. Also, what wattage bulb is recommended?

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