Monday, December 2, 2013

A Christmassy faux bubble 'chandelier'.
Jane @ urbanejane.6:25 AM 16 comments

Hellllooooo December!
This year I decided to simplify Christmas decorating by almost 90% (figure not exact ;) because with our little monkey now realizing how fun it is to get into everything, I wanted to make things as safe as possible, yet still make his first Christmas special.

in keeping with the theme of having a simple, yet glamourous Christmas, I thought I'd spiffy up the pendant light above our dining table with these glass ornaments from Michaels, some silver pyramid studs from Len's Mills, and glue, scissors, and string (not pictured):

I wanted to give the plain ornaments a bit of shine, so I thought I'd try making letters with bling ;)
I cut out 5x5 squares of the studs,

and cut out the letters that I wanted.

Using some tacky glue,

I carefully placed them onto the ornaments, shifting them into place.

Some globs seeped out a bit, but it wasn't too bad.

I did the same to the other ornaments, and when they were all dried, I tied some string onto the tops (leaving the ornaments safely in the package in case they dropped & shattered), and began tying it to my pendant at the desired length.

My 'N'. ;)

Here they are staggered & hung on the pendant with care ;) 

With the scraps of studs, I thought I'd give an ornament special treatment, and use them up.

So, I glued some on... sort of like rock n' roll snowflakes... or punk polka dots? 

Well, she joined the pack and added a bit more sass.

As much as I liked the island of mis-matched bubbles, I decided to add some plain ones just to make my 'bubble chandelier' that much more... bubbly!
(I used bigger glass ornaments as well)

Now, I have a fun festive bubble chandelier that is safely out of the little man's reach!
And it can easily come down after New Years, and be customized in every which way... that is, if you have a light fixture that can accommodate hanging things from!

I have to say it looks pretty shnazzy hanging above my trees & random artichoke

bubbly, bubbly...

And with the pendant light on (which, by the way is from Home Depot):

And with our 'baby-friendly' tree in view ;)

I hope your Monday is a great one! :)
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  1. What a great idea! I think it would be just as cute to put snowflakes on some of them too! Hmm... now you have my creative juices in overdrive! :-)

    1. Hi Julia! Yes, that would be cute!! It would look like snow is falling as you sit and eat your corn flakes... hm.. now you've got me looking at the bubbles again... ;D
      take care~!

  2. This is a great idea, and I have just the place to put it. Love all the pictures - pinning to my pinterest board "seasonal decor" now!

    1. Hello Meredith! Thank you, and I hope the bubbles bring you as much giddy joy as they do me when sitting at the dinner table ;)
      Have a great week!

  3. Very glamorous! I love it! Now if only I could find somewhere to put one in our apartment. We'll be featuring your chandelier over at Someday Crafts tomorrow :)

    1. Hi Miranda! Thank you for the feature! I hope bubbles find their way somewhere in your apartment! :)

  4. Such a pretty idea! Looks so classy!

    1. Thank you, Abby! I'm stating to think bubbles are always a good idea ;)

  5. What a great way to dress up a basic chandelier! I really like how it makes the space feel chic and romantic.

    Stopping by from Not Just a Housewife.

    1. Hi Angela,
      yes, my plain chandelier is finally in the spotlight... er, chandelier light? It just takes it up to a whole other level! ;)

  6. Love how pendant like they are... such a cute idea.

  7. Your ornaments look beautiful, what a great idea!

  8. So smart! I bet it looks gorgeous when the light shines on it.

  9. These are so cute. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above



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