December 6th, 2013 | By | 423 Comments

DIY: Driftwood Chandelier

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When the weather in Southern California drops below 50, it’s officially time to break out the Christmas decor and dish out some ‘nog. All fun and games…until New Years rolls around and you’re in for the foggy post-holiday break-down. So this year, try adding festive accoutrement that will last beyond that tray of rock-hard sugar cookies. Idea #1: The Driftwood Chandelier. Get the how-to after the jump.

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THE MATERIALS:
* Driftwood or whatever sticks you can find
* Fishing line
* Crystals (you could also use ornaments, feathers…get creative with what you have here)
* Scissors
* Hooks or screws to hang from the ceiling
* Optional: Twinkle Lights (I found a small battery-operated set at the craft store)

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THE HOW-TO
STEP 1: Start by laying out your pieces of wood and crystals on a flat surface. Arrange them the way you’d like them to look when they are hung.
STEP 2: Start stringing. Using fishing line, start hanging pieces from the wood. Finally, tie fishing line to either end of the wood, and connect at the center to hang the entire chandelier for your hook or screw (that you’ve attached at the center of where you’d like it to hang).
STEP 3: Celebratory serving of ‘nog!

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Nicki
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