Home for the Fallidays Blog Hop

It’s my birthday today and I’m celebrating with another blog hop! Okay, okay, I promise I will be offline as much as I can and go enjoy the day. I cannot wait for my birthday dinner with my husband and kids this evening! Hmm, wonder what place the husband is surprising me with today! 🙂

Oh…back to this blog hop. If you’re following my posts on Instagram, you’ll notice that for 6 weeks now, I’ve joined 15 blogger friends of mine on hosting a fall-related decorating challenge under the Hashtag #Homeforthefallidays. There’s a new theme each week. Since this week’s theme is “DIY,” eight of us hosting decided to post our DIY project on our blogs as well.

Since I’ve wanted to make embellishments to my pendant chandelier for Halloween, this was the EXACT project I thought would be perfect for this challenge.

Here is the West Elm pendant chandelier that I’m constantly decorating for holidays and parties. Some examples here, here, and here.

West Elm Pendant

Here are the simple steps to recreate my DIY Spooky Chandelier Project:

STEP ONE: Remove your glass shades from chandelier. It definitely wouldn’t hurt to clean and dust them off. It’s been hanging from the ceiling. You must’ve missed a spot cleaning it at some point. 🙂

Pendant Glass Shade

STEP TWO: Get Scotch Expressions glitter tape. I chose silver, black, and orange to go with Halloween theme.

Scotch Expressions Tape

STEP THREE: Fold a piece of paper stock in half and draw a silhouette of bats (only half of body is needed, of course). Cut out shapes. I just drew these by hand. No need to be fancy. 🙂

Drawing Bats

This is how they look once all cut out. I made ones with orange card stock paper as well.

Paper Bats

STEP FOUR: Start wrapping your glass shade with the Scotch Expressions tape.

Tip: I used the black glitter tape on top because after Halloween, I can simply remove the top layer. The silver and orange glitter ribbons will still work for Thanksgiving! 🙂

Glass Shade

STEP FIVE: Stick your cool bats on your pendant shades! Removable glue dots or masking tape would work. By the way, you can crease the bat wings a little for a more 3-D look.

BONUS: If you want to give this look a little GLAM, dangle some silver beads to the bottom of your chandelier! All you have to do is cut those “mardi gras” beads by half. 😉

Spooky Chandelier Unlit - Beauteeful Living

Below is a photo of the shades lit! Love that glow. Hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY Spooky Chandelier project! Please bookmark or Pin this post for future reference.

Spooky Chandelier - Beauteeful Living

Don’t forget to check out these amazing projects from my talented blogger friends. Links below.

Home for the Fallidays Blog Hop

  1. Flourish and Knot – Día de Muertos Luminaries
  2. Little bits of fun – Textured Jute Pumpkin
  3. Our House Now a Home – Boo Pumpkins
  4. Pocketful of Posies – Boo Sweater Pumpkins
  5. Lehman Lane – Scarecrows for Halloween
  6. Beauteeful Living – Spooky Chandelier
  7. Oh the Fun – Spider and Bats Wreath
  8. Shabby Grace Blog – Spooky Halloween Village

Thanks for reading! Xo, Tee