Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Make Your Own Chandelier Chain Cover

You can make your own chandelier cover in less than one hour.
Make it personal to match your decor.

Make your own Chandelier Chain Cover

 Let's face it.  There is nothing attractive about chandelier chains and wires so I decided to make my own chandelier chain cover to match my breakfast nook toile bench seats and matching toile lampshades.

I had leftover toile from making my breakfast nook box cushions.  I found matching toile shades for my chandelier on the internet at a price which was too good to pass up and saved me having to make them.

My chain is about 20" long.  I cut a 4" strip two and one half times the length of my chain to allow for plenty of gathering.  I hemmed both the top and bottom and sewed a scant 3/8" seam.

Once the "tube" was sewn I turned it with a chopstick.  I just turned one end in and grabbed it inside with the chopstick and pushed until it was inside right.
You will have to remove your chandelier from the ceiling.  Make sure
the power is turned off, first!

In order to get the chain and wires through I tied a piece of string to a rod and pushed that all the way through.  

Tie the string to the wire and chain. (Photo only shows string tied to wire.  Had to do this step twice to get it right!)

Now pull the string until all of the wires and chain come out
the other end.  You're almost done!  All you have to do is
attach your chandelier back to the ceiling.

You can make this chandy chain cover and install it in less
than one hour and you can personalize one for every room in your home.
Oh...it took longer to write this post than it did
to make and install this chandelier chain cover!


  1. OH How I love toile! This turned out great!

  2. Great idea! IWe just got a new chandelier and the chain is too short and this would be perfect!

  3. It looks great! I don't have a chandelier yet but I'll remember this when I do get one! Thanks so much for sharing @ Anything Related!

  4. What a smart idea! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  5. This is definitely the easy way to do it. My chandelier was in the ceiling and i didn't want to take it down, so my method was a little different. Your chandelier looks great!

  6. Looks wonderful....as always!! Great tutorial and the cover looks great on the chandelier!! It's amazing what a little bit of fabric can change :)) Have a wonderful day!!!
    ~ Michella ~
    ~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

  7. You never disappoint-another great fabric project :).

  8. This is great. I never even thought about covering the chain. DUH!

  9. I love how it matches the shades. So cute!!

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  10. Thank you so much Nancy. I guess, I need to forget the paint brush and start sewing. You make it look so easy. But first I'll do your slipcover. Great, great inspiration. I am thinking one also could make some nice paneling work with the same fabric. Here I go again thinking " walls" etc. lol

    Thanks and have a blessed week end


  11. I love This! Very custom and beautiful! Makes your chandelier so special!
    I featured you on my blog. Thank you again for linking up :)

  12. I have done this with unsightly lamp cords as well, when you have a floating table or sofa. They just need to be a lot longer. I really love the toile fabric on yours!

  13. Thanks for the how-to! It looks great. Thanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday.

  14. Beautiful blog! Thank you so much for posting about my giveaway. I wish you the best of luck!

  15. I actually have covered a chain. What a difference.
    Thank you so much for deciding to follow me. It is always so nice to not only get a new follower but to find one I would like to follow as well....and besides..you have my "old" hair. :) Mine actually looked like that once...

  16. Looks great. I just posted about upgrading my chandelier and I'm going to try this on the chandelier that I took down that is moving to a new destination!
    Thanks for sharing. Your directions are great. Even I can follow them. Annette

  17. Awesome idea. I never would have thought of that. New Friday follower in the house. Hope you'll come return the favor!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  18. Great project!

    I found you through Friday Follow, I'm a new follower and I hope you'll follow me back.

    Do you have the option to subscribe by email? I would love to see you show up in my inbox!

  19. Fabulous!!! I have done this in plain fabric, but this blue and white is just fantastic. What an addition to a lovely room.

  20. Oh I love this!
    And, love your blog....
    I am signing up to follow!
    Have a good day!

  21. great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Ok, now this is a really neat idea! I will have to go home and see if I have a use for this on any of my lights? Is it bad that I can't remember? As always thank you for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday!

  23. This turned out so lovely. I appreciate the tutorial and you linking up to air your laundry Friday again!


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