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Make A Repurposed Garden Chandelier

This garden chandelier is true shabby chic, combining old and elegant to add bling to your garden . It's also my oldest and favourite garden art piece.
It's easy to make.
1. Find an old metal kitchen colander (or metal lamp shade). You want something with holes in it (or you can use a metal drill bit and drill them).
2. Using 16 gauge wire, wrap around marbles and hang crystals from the ends. You could thread transparent beads onto the wire. Pick colours you love.
3. Attach flat-bottom marbles or other decorations on the colander using clear-drying outdoor silicone sealant.
4. Add wire to the top and hang the chandelier outdoors.
TIP: I find crystals at stores like Habitat For Humanity. Check old light fixtures. Lots of the ugly ones from the 1970s and 80s actually have good faux crystals on them. You can also use many of the other lamp parts for more garden art projects.
Time: 1-2 Hours Cost: $5-15 Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://www.empressofdirt.net/make-a-garden-chandelier/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    on Feb 26, 2013

    Love wind chimes..love you creation

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Feb 26, 2013

    This makes me want to see more of your garden.

  • CeeJai
    CeeJai Stockbridge, GA
    on Feb 26, 2013

    Melissa, I love it. I collect colanders so I'll use one of them.

  • Vickie Becker
    Vickie Becker Carrollton, MO
    on Feb 26, 2013

    great idea Ill have my daughter make one for 4-H project!! Thanks for sharing

  • Dianne N
    Dianne N Kearny, NJ
    on Feb 26, 2013

    Thanks for sharing. <3

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