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I Made A Chandelier From Hundreds Of Soda Can Tabs
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I Made A Chandelier From Hundreds Of Soda Can Tabs

You know those little metal figure 8 things that help open your favorite can of soda pop? You can do some pretty amazing things with can tabs! But one problem with collecting these… WE DON’T DRINK SODA! Thankfully, just when I thought all hope was lost for trying a can tab upcycle, I found a bag of them at our reuse it shop.

I’ve also always wanted a chandelier, however looking at the price tags of those big, sparkly ones made the decision easy to make one from can tabs instead!

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Finished chandelier, lights on

Lights off

It took nearly two weeks and nearly 1,000 tabs to create enough chains

By bending back the thick end of the can tab I was able to use jump rings to link them together

To hang the chains I painted some embroidery hoops and evenly added small screws on the outside/inside edges

What’s a chandelier without lights? String lights were added to the inside of the largest hoop and the battery pack was hidden in the top hoop

And ta-da!

Watch how it was made in this video:

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Birdgirl45
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not really my style, but the work and intricacy are incredible!

Kelly
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even if this would not match with my taste, you did a good job with fantasy and commitment. Keep on doing it, I do believe that crafts must be appreciated, as we are doing with your art!

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you! and amen to that, always supporting fellow artists and crafters alike!

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Birdgirl45
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not really my style, but the work and intricacy are incredible!

Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even if this would not match with my taste, you did a good job with fantasy and commitment. Keep on doing it, I do believe that crafts must be appreciated, as we are doing with your art!

Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you! and amen to that, always supporting fellow artists and crafters alike!

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