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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

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  • Organized Clutter
    Organized Clutter International Falls, MN

    This is so fun Melissa!

  • Empress of Dirt - Melissa

    @Organized Clutter Thanks, Carlene! It was the first piece of garden junk I ever made. Who knew it would lead to a lifelong passion!

  • Anita.goodacre
    Anita.goodacre United Kingdom

    I love that it is stunning

  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    Elizabeth Sagarminaga Mission Viejo, CA

    It is really a great idea to make a garden chandelier from recycled products.I liked your idea and design and I think myriad thoughts have gone in this project that will definitely bring an ritzy touch in your Christmas decoration.Thanks for great

  • Patricia
    Patricia San Antonio, TX

    going to have my grandkids make one of these

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