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For the past couple of years, the demand for modern and contemporary chandeliers increased dramatically.

 Why would it not happen so?

 These chandeliers give an elegant look to the surroundings. Yes, these are affordable, but the trends for chandelier lighting has been changing with fashion wind.

Now a days, the trending wind is towards the more creative chandelier looks, and among those lies fringe chandeliers.

Being in trend, they’ll cost you a lot more than the average chandeliers.

So, what now?

Either buy, or simply fringe your chandelier yourself!


Don’t you worry as this article is on “how to fringe chandeliers?”

You might think why you’ll need to fringe a chandelier when you can directly purchase it from the market.

The question seems to be logical. I also wanted to buy one for myself but had to change my plan because of their price tags.

When looking for the best fringe chandeliers, I found many fascinating options in the market. I found myself confused about which one I should buy.

 But guess what,

I spent hours searching for these chandeliers and came back home with empty hands. The shocking fact was that all the fringe chandeliers had a price tag of $2000 to $5000!

I wondered why they are that expensive. Anyways, I decided why not to make a fringe chandelier by myself.

I’ll guide you on what steps I took to fringe the chandelier so you can make one for yourself. And trust me, it won’t cost you more than $150.

Now, let’s get straight into it!


A detailed guide on how to fringe chandeliers including materials required, and step-by-step guide is down below!

Material Required to Fringe a Chandelier:

Make sure you have all the material ready to fringe the chandelier. You’ll need a few things to make a beautiful-looking fringe chandelier at your home.

You’ll most probably have all of these things in your house. If not, head towards the market or place an order online and grab everything listed below:

  • Lampshade
  • Hammer
  • Awl
  • Tin snips
  • Spray paint
  • Glue gun
  • Painter’s tape
  • Drill
  • Pliers
  • Waxed twine
  • Decorative metal trim
  • 4-yeards of 6 inches fringe
  • 12 and 8 inches embroidery hoops
  • Chain or rope
  • Ceiling molding

You can always add more lightweight decorative items to give an elegant look to your chandelier. I used all of these to fringe my chandelier.

Time Required to Fringe a Chandelier:

After you have all these items with you, follow this guideline precisely. Stay attentive, and I can assure you that you’ll fringe your chandelier in less than one hour!



Prepare the Lampshade:

  • Take a round lampshade of any size.
  • I used a lampshade 16 inches in diameter and colored it using black spray paint.
  • The only thing you have to notice is that it must have a lipped edge. This lipped edge will allow you to attach the fringe to this chandelier.
  • Take the hammer and awl to make 4 holes inside the rim of this lampshade.
  • Make sure that these holes are equidistant to each other.


  • Be careful while striking, as I accidentally hit my thumb!

Flatten the Rim and Thread the Twine:

  • Take the tin snips and cut the rim every 4 inches.
  • Now use the pliers to flatten the rim to help you continue the process with ease.
  • I tried to find a lampshade with a flat rim, but I could not find one. If you can find one, you’ll not have to perform this step.
  • After this, take the waxed twine and cut it.
  • Now, thread the twine and attach it through the holes made in the lampshade.

Attach the Bigger Hoop:

  • After threading the twine, take the bigger hoop and make 4 holes in it.
  • Take the thread and attach the hoop freely onto the twine.
  • Tie the knots so it can stay at that place, but keep them loose as you’ll have to level it after attaching.
  • Once you have hanged it through all four holes, move on towards the next step of leveling it.

Level Everything:

  • After assembling these parts, you have to adjust the big hoop to level it.
  • Use the tape to measure the height from every thread and adjust it accordingly.

You don't want to have a chandelier tilted on one side, do you?

  • Thus, take the measurements precisely and spend your time to get the desired results.
  • Knot the threads tightly, so the hoop doesn’t lose its balance.

Attach the Smaller Hoop:

  • After leveling the body of the chandelier, the next step is attaching the smaller loop.
  • Take the smaller hoop and repeat the same process as you did when you placed the bigger one.
  • This process will consume less time than it took to attach the bigger one.
  • You have to create a separation of about 3 to 4 inches between both of the hoops.
  • It will give your fringe chandelier a perfect finish.

Attach the Fringe:

You are almost at the finishing stage to fringe a chandelier.

  • After creating a balanced chandelier structure, all you need is the glue and fringe.
  • Take a layer of fringe and attach it to the smaller hoop first.
  • Glue the hoop and the fringe properly, so it tightly sticks to the hoop.
  • After covering the small hoop, repeat the same process to cover the bigger one and give it a clean finishing.
  • Lastly, attach the layer of fringe to the outside of the lampshade base.

Attach the Decorative Metal Trim:

Did I forget the use of the decorative metal trim? Its role comes at the end.

  • Take the metal trim and attach it to the outside of the lampshade rim using glue.
  • You have to use adhesive glue to stick this metal trim.
  • Make sure to stick it uniformly as it has to cover every hole and give the chandelier a clean finishing.

You can purchase any of these decorative metal trims that suit the design and color of your chandelier.

Hang with Molding:

This step is optional but may give your chandelier an elegant look.

  • After making your fringe chandelier, you can add the adjustable height feature to it.
  • All you need is a ceiling molding with a chain or rope.
  • Consult the manufacturer’s instructions to mount your chandelier with this ceiling molding.

Adjust the height according to the area of your room and enjoy a homemade fringe chandelier.

Install the Bulb:

After mounting the chandelier, the last step is placing the bulb.

  • I recommend using an LED bulb that creates a luminous output while generating less heat. It will ensure that your fringe chandelier works for a long.
  • Also, note that that there is a space between the fringe and the bulb. If the bulb is in contact with the fringe, it may damage it.


Yes, why not!!

I shared my experience of how I made a fringe chandelier. You can make changes to this process if you want to.

But in most cases, you’ll have to follow the same procedure. Here are a few changes that you can make when you make a fringe chandelier.

The Colors:

  • I used black-colored paint. You can use the color of your preference.

The Hoops:

  • You can use a single hoop instead of two. It will result in a small chandelier, but you can go with it if you want to.

The Metal Trim:

  • Don’t use the decorative metal trim if you want to save your time and money, but it might not give the chandelier a clean finishing.

Apart from these recommendations, I don’t think you can change anything when making a fringe chandelier at your home.


Q. How do you put a fringe on a lampshade?

You can put a fringe on a lampshade by following the process: On the lampshade put glue and press the fringe on it, until you reach the end where you started. On reaching the end, cut the fringe a half longer and fold it when gluing it down. Continue the process, till you get a desired fringed lampshade.

Q. How do you make a yarn tassel chandelier?

Make a yarn tassel chandelier by following the steps: cut and remove one heft of yarn from the frame. Now, pull down the knotted yarn to the center of the grouped yarn, and fold it in half. It’s time to cut a 4inches yarn piece. Knot it down around the tassel at least 1inche down from the yarn piece holding the grouped yarn. With the process, make 80-100 of these tassel, and you’re done!

Q. Can you make your own chandelier?

Yes, you can make your own chandelier apart from the crystal chandelier. Although, making a crystal chandelier is possible, but it requires a lot of effort and delicacy while working. Making an industrial chandelier that includes steel pipes and fittings is a lot easier just like making a fringe or an artistic chandelier.


Thanks for making it this far till the end of the blog. It was my experience of making a fringe chandelier. I spent around $150 and made this elegant-looking chandelier in about an hour.

 If you are looking to fringe a chandelier, you must follow the steps I shared today.

After making your fringe chandelier, do let me know about your experience. Also, let me know if you made any changes to this guide.

That’s all I got for you today. I’ll see you with a new creative topic. Till then, Be Sound!

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