How to Make a Beer-A-Lier

by Wendy Locke

How to make a bottle (beer-a-lier) chandelier from recycled bottles and an old chandelier.


  • 17 large automotive hose clamps
  • 1 small automotive hose clamp
  • 1 old tiered chandeleir
  • 1 can spray paint
  • 1 screwdriver
  • 18 Feet medium gauged craft wire
  • 1 wire cutters
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Decide on your bottle type and weather it is important to be true to it's origination. So for this project I chose Coors Light bottles and I really wanted to complete with 18 hanging bottles.

    Step 2

    Find an old chandelier, something like this one. Remove all old hanging pieces. Make sure all sockets have bulbs in them. Spray paint, I chose black, I like using Krylon color master.

    Step 3

    Locate automotive hose clamps that will fit around the base of your bottles. I went to parts store with bottle and tape measure in hand and together we found the size that would fit.

    Step 4

    17 large clamps for the bases, and 1 small clamp for the neck.

    Step 5

    Cut 18 pieces of wire in approximately 1 foot sections. Longer or shorter depending on how far down your bottle needs to hang on your chandelier.

    Step 6

    Loop your wire around the clamp and twist together approximately 1 1/2 inches.

    Step 7

    Then loop over chandelier and connect on the other side. Sorry didn't take a picture before actual bottle install.

    Step 8

    After connecting all wire loops to chandelier. . .

    Step 9

    Make sure your bottles are clean and dry.

    Step 10

    Insert bottles into hose clamps and tighten. Being mindful of hanging direction if that's important to you.

    Step 11

    HINTS: I used wooden dowels and ladders to hang my project while installing bottles.

    Step 12

    I am certain this is the one time you can give and empty case and the receiver will actually be pleased to receive it.