DIY Feather Fringe Chandelier

DIY Feather Fringe Chandelier

Happy Monday Friends!  I’m really excited to share this DIY project and giveaway with you today!!! My favorite DIY projects are those that look anything but homemade.  At the end of the day, if the piece looks like you could have bought it at a high end store, that’s when I’m most pleased with my work!

This particular project started when I spotted this gorgeous feather light fixture from Clayton Gray Home. I mean, gorgeous….

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But at $3,300, this piece was not going to make it’s way to Tulsa anytime soon.  However, I was really confident that I could create this look on my own with minimal effort.  Wanna see how I did it?!

First, I knew that I wanted this fixture to be quite large so that it didn’t get lost or feel undersized in Cal’s bigger bedroom.  For that reason, I chose CB2’s equator pendant as my base piece to work from.  At almost a 3ft diameter and $200 price tag, it was more than perfect!

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Next, I needed to figure out where to find feathers and the best way to install them.  A quick stop at the Esty store Moonlight Feather Inc proved to provide more options than I ever dreamed of!

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As I was searching the Moonlight Feather page, I saw that they offered feather fringe!  This was going to make my project so much easier and faster!!!  Whoop, whoop!  After wading through a number of options, I decided to opt for the Ivory Marabou Turkey Fluff Feather Fringe.


After I had all the supplies, a little hot glue was all I needed to attach the fringe to the outside of the CB2 light!  All together, I used 6 yards of the fringe to make sure the piece looked nice and full! Finally, I chose some trim/ribbon to finish out the top edge of the fixture.

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And the result was exactly what I was hoping for….



PS- Don’t you just love the saying we applied to the ceiling?  It says, “What if I fall?…..Oh, my darling, what if you fly?”  Cal tends to be a perfectionist and at times that can cause her to hold back on certain things.  This saying was meant to be a reminder to her that wonderful things can happen when you take a chance.  I also love, love that the saying talks about flying, and the chandelier is made with feathers.  It’s the little things. 🙂



Now you have the chance to bring this look into your own home!  Moonlight Feather Inc is offering up 8 yards of feather trim for your own DIY project! Copy my idea or come up with something all your own!  To enter, pin one of my pictures (of the finished light or the DIY project graphic) from this post and leave a comment with the link to your pin.  You can also share on Facebook for another entry! Good luck!!!

This article has 11 comments

  1. LC

    Can I just say how glad I am that you’re updating more often? I didn’t even know I wanted a feather light fixture until now. Your style is SO different from a lot of what I see repeated over and over everywhere else online, and your commitment to including your clients’ stories in the designs for their spaces means you are constantly adapting and reinventing to keep things fresh and exciting. Plus, I think it’s fun to see how much bigger the universe of design options becomes when you add professional expertise and equipment to a DIY approach — seriously, I cannot stop thinking about how badly I want a topography floor!

  2. Jill Flory

    I love this! That light is so cool – my teen would love it. Love the quote on the ceiling and the ‘flying’ and ‘feathers’ is pretty cool too.

  3. Natalie

    Hi Kara
    I love what you have done here!!!!
    I have one question, how did you achieve the graphic on the ceiling? Is that something I can buy or do myself?

  4. Henrietta

    I’m curious to know how u did the saying on the ceiling. Is that vinyl? If so where is this ordered from or did u make it? It almost looks 3D to me but I cannot tell.

  5. Becca

    I know this is an old post but I just love the saying on the ceiling, was this purchased or made? I am doing a nursery for my little one and would love this.

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