Do you love the outdoors as much as we do? We know you’ve probably pictured yourself living in a rustic cabin in the woods.
If you’ve also imagined yourself having a chandelier constructed of deer antlers, you’re in luck! You can take any element of that rustic nature aesthetic and give it a modern twist.
We’ve compiled all you need to know below – read on to learn how to make a deer antler chandelier!
Step 1: Personalize Your Chandelier
There are a few things to keep in mind when designing your chandelier.
First, consider the size and shape of your space. You’ll want to choose a size and shape that will complement your room and not overwhelm it.
Second, consider the height of your ceilings. You’ll want to ensure your chandelier is the appropriate height for your ceilings.
Third, think about the overall design of your chandelier. You’ll want to choose a design that compliments your style.
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Step 2: Cut and Clean the Antlers
To make a deer antler chandelier, you must cut and clean the antlers. This can be done with a saw or a knife. If you are using a saw, wear gloves and safety glasses.
Next, you will need to remove the skin and flesh from the antlers. This can be done with a knife or a scraper. Once the antlers are clean, you will need to sand them smooth. You can do this with a power sander or by hand.
Finally, you will need to drill holes in the antlers for the wiring. Be sure to wear gloves and safety glasses when doing this.
Step 3: Select a Location and Hang the Antlers
When selecting a location to hang your deer antler chandelier, ensure the ceiling height is at least 7 feet. Also, provide enough space around the chandelier so people can walk under it without hitting their heads.
Once you have selected the perfect location, use a stud finder to mark where the ceiling joists are. Then, use a drill to make pilot holes in the ceiling. Finally, use large washer head screws to screw the antlers into the ceiling.
Step 4: Add the Lights
Next, add the lights to your chandelier. You will first need to determine how many lights you need based on the size of your chandelier.
Once you have determined how many lights you need, add them to the antlers. Start by attaching the lights to the top of the chandelier, and then work your way down. Be sure to leave enough slack in the wires so that you can adjust the lights as needed.
Step 5: Put It All Together
Attach the antlers to the chandelier base with the wire to put it together. Then, cut the candles to the desired length and insert them into the candle holders on the antlers.
Finally, light the candles and enjoy your new deer antler chandelier!
How to Make a Deer Antler Chandelier in Your Desired Shape?
How to make a deer antler Chandelier in any shape you want? All you have to do is glue the antlers together in the desired shape.
Overall, it’s a relatively easy project that doesn’t require many materials and adds a rustic touch to any room. So gather your supplies, follow the steps in making a deer antler chandelier, and enjoy your new deer antler chandelier!
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