DIY Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Ken Wingard lights up our homes with rustic authenticity inspired by “When Calls the Heart.”


  • Wagon wheels in 3 consecutive sizes like 18”, 24”, 36”
  • Mason jars
  • Jute rope
  • Battery operated, remote control tealights
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Screw eye hooks big enough for fixture hanging
  • Fixture chain
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Drill with bit to size of rope
  • Sandpaper
  • Ruler or tape measure
DIY Wagon Wheel Chandelier - Home & Family


1. First, determine how many mason jars you will need to have one hang between each spoke of each wheel.

2. Drill holes into the center of each mason jar lid. Sand the back of the hole a bit because metal develops dangerous, pointy pieces called burrs when cut or drilled.

3. Wrap some jute rope around the edge of the wheel centered between each spoke and staple it into the top to secure. Cut a length of about 7” from the edge of the wheel per strand, since you will be tying a knot under the lid and the jars should dangle about 4” down from the wheel.

4. Once you’ve added all your rope, tie on all the lids, making sure they are equidistant from the edge once you tie the knot underneath.

5. Add eyehooks in four spots on the top and bottom of the top wheel, top and bottom of the middle wheel and only the top of the bottom wheel. These should be evenly spaced around the wheel.

6. To attach the tiers together, cut the chain to equal lengths. Use pliers to attach each chain to the corresponding eyehook of the tiers.

7. Use chain to hang the chandelier in place from the four eyehooks on the top tier.

8. Place all of the tealights into the jars and screw them on in place.

9. Turn the tealights on and enjoy!

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