Learning how to make antler chandelier gives you the opportunity to combine the fun of antler shed hunting with the skill to make your own antler chandelier.What you need
- Several antlers of approximately the same size [pick ones that will work well together]
- Polyurethane and paintbrush or stain and stain brush
- Oil soap
- Antler filler or brown Crayola Model Magic Clay [air drying]
- Tool kit comprising drill, countersink drill bit, single wire bit, double wire bit, cut off wheel, mandrel, grinding stone
- Chandelier wiring kit from a hardware shop.
If you want to make you own, use 30 feet brown wire, 10 candelabra style light sockets with 25 watt bulbs, 4 feet chain, 1 eyebolt, 2 lamp sockets, 10 feet table lamp cord, 1 x 10 inch heavy duty harp, 1 x 13 inch heavy duty harp, 2 finials
How to Make Antler Chandelier
- Use oil soap to clean out the inside of the antlers
- Cover the antlers with several coats of polyurethane or stain and allow adequate drying time between coats
- Drill a hole through each antler tip that you wish to mount a light bulb
- Connect the antlers together at their bases
- Drill some holes through the sides of the antlers.
- Using wire through the holes, create a circle of antlers, and then tighten the wires. If the wires don’t produce a secure chandelier, use screws.
- Run the electrical wiring through the holes in the antlers and out the tips.
- Fill all the holes with antler filler or Crayola clay and use touch up paint if you wish. You can also use the clay or filler to produce a platform for each light if it is not sitting properly on the antler
- Use a chain and anchor to secure the chandelier to the ceiling
- Get an electrician if necessary to connect the wiring to the ceiling if you didn’t purchase a chandelier wiring kit