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Water Bottle Chandelier

I’ve wanted to make this chandelier for a few years now so it was especially fun for me to make this project. I first saw water bottle flowers on Magpie Design Studio’s amazing chandeliers. Then I saw a display in Anthropologie a few years ago that used them. They are so easy to make and I love that you are reusing the plastic water bottles. This would be perfect for a party or even just for your living room! See full instructions and more photos after the jump.

Click through for full instructions and photos.

Materials Needed: Plastic Bottles (the cheap thin ones are easiest to work with), Spray Paint, 2 Metal Rings, Scissors + Exacto Knife, A Thin Gauge Wire.

Step 1: Cut Bottles in half and cut varying sizes and shapes of petals out of the top and the bottom.
Step 2: In a well-ventilated area spray the flowers in different colors and let dry.
Step 3: Take the flowers made from the bottom of the bottles and cut a circle in the center big enough for the top of the water bottle head to fit through.
Step 4:  Take the stacked flowers and wire them on two sides to secure them to the metal ring.
Step 5: Once the flowers are wired to the rings attach the two rings using three wires hung evenly.

A special thanks to Alexis Birkmeyer and Heidi Jo for helping me!

  1. Sarah

    May 7, 2012

    Wow now THIS is the definition of creativity. I love it. This is definitely getting pinned. Thanks so much for sharing =)

    – Sarah

  2. Mrs. Châtelaine in Paris

    May 7, 2012

    I love how yours look so colorful!


    May 7, 2012

    This would be awesome porch decorations! I’m going to do this for my teeny tiny back deck. Thank you for your continuous flow of inspiration/creativity!

  4. Dianna

    May 7, 2012

    What an amazing idea! I love this for my huge recylcing bin of bottles! This would be fun to decorate an outdoor party with.

  5. Kristen

    May 7, 2012

    These are GORGEOUS! Thank you for teaching us how to do these…and thank you GLAD for sponsoring!

  6. Malin

    May 7, 2012

    WOW, that´s sooo cool! Never seen anything like that before!

  7. Caitlin

    May 7, 2012

    These are so fun! What a great way to upcycle 🙂

  8. Kate

    May 7, 2012

    Such a clever idea! I love that they can be spray painted different colors to match any theme!


  9. Kathryn

    May 7, 2012

    Oh my goodness. So doing this. Love it. Might try painting the bottles to make it a little more kid friendly, as I think my daughter would love to make with me.

  10. Mw. Ekster

    May 7, 2012

    I really love your DIY’s ! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  11. Janelle

    May 7, 2012

    Love this! Perfect DIY just in time for summer parties!

  12. Kelda

    May 7, 2012

    Such a fantastic project. My husband and I have collected a bunch of bottles that washed up on the beach…we’ve been trying to figure out a smart way to reuse them for decoration at an upcoming surf art show. Perfect!

  13. Maria

    May 7, 2012

    If this is not genius, I don’t know what is! What a great idea!!

  14. Eleni || My Paradissi

    May 7, 2012

    Thank you so much for that tutorial! It’s the best and most impressive re-use of plastic bottles I’ve seen so far!

  15. karen

    May 7, 2012

    So much fun!

  16. Cindy

    May 7, 2012


  17. Leah // Freutcake

    May 7, 2012

    This is beyond fun and creative! I love this project Jordan.

  18. simplemittens

    May 7, 2012

    I would love to make this for our next place!

  19. Angela Marie

    May 7, 2012

    Aw, these ended up coming out great! Love them!

    – Angela Marie @

  20. Marissa

    May 7, 2012

    Love this! Thinking about how I could incorporate tiny white lights in the design to light up the coolness that is this project.

  21. Rachel

    May 7, 2012

    Genius Jordan. It is so pretty.

  22. stacy mineart firks

    May 8, 2012

    Wow! We did a similar project with plastic flowers a few days ago, but we hadn’t worked out how to display them yet.

    I think this is our answer. I’ll link back with the end result. Thanks so much!

  23. Anne

    May 8, 2012

    Just found your blog – looking good!! 🙂

    This is great idea for some summer party. Have to try this out some day!

  24. doro K.

    May 8, 2012

    absolutely awesome!!!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!
    doro K.

  25. Lianna

    May 8, 2012

    so pretty – what a great idea!

  26. Kelli@über-craft

    May 8, 2012

    These are gorgeous! Love your color palette 🙂

  27. Rodellee

    May 8, 2012

    I am so in love with this! Seems simple enough too and I constantly save so many of my plastic bottles to go recycle…but this is a much prettier option!

    Thank you for sharing!

  28. Mrs Average Bride

    May 8, 2012

    wow. people are so creative! Amazing idea.

  29. thecircleofit

    May 8, 2012

    what a creative team you all are….what a great idea!!! i love re-using to save the planet AND doing something amazing at the same time!!!

  30. Noelle

    May 8, 2012

    I’m passing this along, and I see a weekend project coming (if I can’t wait that long). Great idea and great blog.

  31. Cheryl G.

    May 8, 2012

    Wow! I LOVE that!
    It does look like an instant party
    but would be fun to have in a room!

  32. Anneliese

    May 8, 2012

    SO fabulous! I love this look and the re-use. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  33. KATIE

    May 8, 2012


  34. Gina

    May 9, 2012

    Beautiful! I love it.

  35. Martha @ MHW Interiors

    May 9, 2012

    love! pinning now.

  36. Iris

    May 10, 2012

    Holy Sh** Balls!!! This is brilliant!!

  37. Samantha Hahn

    May 11, 2012


  38. Terri-Ann

    May 12, 2012

    This is such a great idea!

  39. MandarinMoon

    May 13, 2012

    you can really bling out the ceners with babbles and beads . Love how beautiful and colorful these are thanks for sharing! I have got to try these.

  40. Andrea

    May 14, 2012

    This is amazing! The result looks so beautiful! I love it 🙂 I recently established an upcycling post a week in my blog and I would love to feature your tutorial. I would only put 1 picture in my blog post and redirect to this page in your website. I hope it’s ok with you, I really want to share it. Great work! 😉

  41. Lauren

    May 17, 2012

    This is a fantastic idea! I love the idea of turning recyclable materials into something beautiful. Thank you for the colorful inspiration.

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