Chandelier Cord Cover and Candle Décor!

Remember my B&W striped table makeover? I promised to share the details on the chandelier cord cover and candle makeover… it’s just taken me a little while! Sorry! These really are so simple to make and I promise anyone can make one. You could even do it with some needle and thread, if you don’t have a sewing machine.

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I think chandeliers look so much prettier with the ruffled satin on top.

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The first thing you’ll need to do is measure the length of your cord. Then double that for the length and cut 51/2 in as the width. Press and Iron.

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Next  you’ll want to  turn in both ends 1/4-1/2 in and sew your hem.

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Then you’ll fold your fabric in half with the right sides of the fabric touching, and the wrong side on top. Then you’ll sew the outer edge together.

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Now you’ll need to flip it out so the right side of the fabric is facing out. I find a knitting needle works best to push the fabric through.

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Now you’ll have to get your handy husband to take down the chandelier. This part actually takes the longest. Make sure to turn OFF the electricity first and then take down the chandelier. Then you can slide your cover over the cord and hang the chandelier up. If you don’t want to do that… I’ve heard of people using velcro…which could  work you just wouldn’t sew your two sides together.

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Now for the lampshades I simply just hot glued the trim right along the edge of the lamp shade. I purchased this trim from Jo-Ann’s. Make sure to print off a coupon.

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Next up is the little candle makeover.

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I didn’t glue the trim to the candle. I pulled the trim snug around the base of the candle and then hot glued the ends.

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Then I made a fire flower and glued that to the center.

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Simple, easy candle décor with a chandelier… AND kitchen to match. ;)

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So have you made a chandelier cord cover?! If so I’d love to see! Pretty simple huh?

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  1. Sonal Jain posted on April 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm (#
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    I am so loving this…i have been wanted to cover up the black wire for the lamp that I decoupages for my daughters room and I think I found it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on April 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm (#
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    thumbs up and tweeted… LOVE this!!

    kisses
    heather

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  3. vasu posted on April 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm (#
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    wow!!! what a lovely idea…its beautiful….:)

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  4. Brittany posted on April 26, 2011 at 5:29 am (#
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    This makes me wish we had a chandelier! VERY cute! I’ll definitely be doing the candle makeover sometime.

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  5. Chris Wooten posted on April 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm (#
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    I love black and white…..did you spray paint the light fixture too…

    chris
    [email protected]

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes replied on April 26th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks ladies! Yes I spray painted the light fixture black (satin) . It was a bronze color before. Looks a lot better!

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  6. Theresa posted on April 26, 2011 at 10:46 pm (#
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    Hi! It looks wonderful! I have made one a few years ago, but the only thing I did different was that instead of sewing it closed , I used velcro to shut so I could wash it when it got dusty. And I wasnt bright enough to think about making table runners or placemats even to match! lol

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  7. Wendy from Wendys Hat posted on April 27, 2011 at 8:19 am (#
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    Looks great. I really love your table!

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  8. Home Lighting posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:34 am (#
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    Brilliant idea. I love what you did with the candle and the edges of the lampshades, made them look elegant :)

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  9. Yvonne@StyleBurb posted on April 28, 2011 at 6:58 am (#
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    Looks amazing and I love the candle as well. Your table and chair/bench set really caught my eye…. they are totally fantastic! I’m going to have to check out your blog some more to find out how you painted them.

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  10. Haley Davis posted on April 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm (#
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    I totally need to get around to making some of these not only for my chandelier but for my lamps too! I am totally lovin’ your kitchen and dinning room! You have a great mix of black and white.

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  11. Loo posted on May 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm (#
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    PLEASE, use velcro dots or tiny squares!! You don’t want to take down the chandelier every time you redecorate. Your room looks great.

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes replied on May 9th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      ha ha yes velcro dots would have been much easier to put up… I was just worried it would poke out funny. I’ll have to try it next time.

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  12. Janet posted on September 13, 2011 at 11:40 am (#
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    I was just telling my Mom yesterday about covering cords with fabric! Yours is absolutely beautiful! Thanks to everyone who posted about using velcro dots. I know that would be accomplish than getting my dh to take down the chandelier.
    Jaimilyn, could you tell us what kind of fabric you used for the fire flower on the candle. It looks almost like leather in the photo. Gorgeous!!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks Janet! I know… love the idea for velcro dots! I used a satin fabric with tulle in between each layer. :)

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  13. Home Lighting posted on October 10, 2011 at 9:33 am (#
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    This is great! I like how you covered the chandelier’s cord with fabric. It totally looked good with the environment. Very creative!

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