DIY Repurposed Solar Chandelier
I found this awesome candlestick chandelier at our local thrift store and new exactly how I wanted to repurpose it. And I already knew the perfect place I was going to hang it. We're going to turn this chandelier into a solar chandelier for the backyard garden!
Start by finding a candlestick chandelier or any type of candlestick light - they are almost always the same size and the solar lights fit into and onto them perfectly!
It cost me $5 for the chandelier itself and $6 for all brand new solar lights. I was planning to keep this chandelier black and since it was in near perfect shape, I didn't even bother sanding or painting it. If you would like to change the color of your chandelier, now would be the time to sand it down a bit and then give it a good coat of spray paint. If your chandelier looks good - on to the next step!
I used the $.97 solar lights that you can get from walmart - those basic, cheap lights are perfect. You can also find them at most local home improvement stores and even the dollar store.
Start by taking the bottom stake off of the solar light and just leave the light and the clear plastic area of the light.
Next, take your E6000 glue and apply some glue to the top lip of the candle holder area and then set your solar light inside it. Make sure you get a good amount of glue around the edge of the candlestick area so that you will have plenty for your light to grab on to.
Once you have all the lights glued in place, leave it to dry over night to make sure they are good and set before being left out side in the elements.
Once it is completely dry you are ready to hang it up! Make sure you find an area that will get plenty of sunlight during the day to charge up your lights. I really wish I had pergola to hang this under, but it looks great in my garden, especially at night.
With 6 solar lights, this chandelier actually gives off quite a bit of light. And since it is right along side of a walkway through the yard, it gives a nice amount of light to see the way throughout the yard.
Now, head to the thrift store and see if you can find a candlestick chandelier to repurpose!
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Published July 2nd, 2018 6:34 PM
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