Antler chandeliers are a natural way to decorate your home. Male deer grow and shed their antlers each year; which means that an antler chandelier can be made without hurting the male deer. Use as many lights as you want in this easy-to-make antler chandelier.
Making an Antler Chandelier
Buy a chandelier lighting kit, which will be used for wiring the chandelier. Make sure you have enough light bulb adapters.
Get antlers. You can buy these or get them from a deer you've killed. The antlers need to be the same size.
Clean the antlers thoroughly. Use an oil soap and clean the outside and inside of the antlers with a cloth.
Drill one hole into the tip of the antlers. This will be the point used to hold the light bulb and adapter.
Using a brush, coat the antlers with polyurethane. Allow the antlers to dry thoroughly. Repeat as desired. This will increase the durability of the antlers.
Take apart the bought chandelier. You need only the base structure, as you will assemble the antlers to the chandelier.
Connect the bases of the antlers. The antlers can be on a flat surface while doing this for easier connecting. Then drill holes into the sides of the antlers.
Run wire through the holes using your hands. This will make a circle of antlers, which is needed to create a chandelier. Tighten the wires and then solder them together. For extra strength, you can attach screws into the antlers.