From Candle to Solar Chandelier

3 Materials
$10
30 Minutes
Easy
I ran across this candle holder chandelier at the Flea Market. I just knew what I wanted to turn it into... a Solar Chandelier!




I had some Rustoleum Metallic spray paint from my lawn furniture upcycle. I sprayed the whole thing with one light coat and let it dry.



I ended up hanging it from a tree to spray it with a second coat so I could get the bottom as well.



I added solar lights to it. The solar lights came from the Dollar Tree. I pulled off the pipe at the bottom, and slid each solar light into the circles.



Here is the chandelier in our gazebo.







Here is the chandelier at night. I am so excited how it turned out.



For those of you who might be interested, I also made a Solarabra which you can find here: http://www.hometalk.com/15974686/from-candle-to-solarabra-

I'll be making this and more solar things on Hometalk's Facebook Live show on Friday, March 10th at 7pm EST. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/Hometalk
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Suggested materials:

  • Candle Holder Chandelier   (Mile High Flea Market)
  • Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint   (Walmart)
  • Solar Lights   (Dollar Tree)

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  • Cathy Cathy on Apr 20, 2016
    Okay, how do the lights charge up under that canopy? Love the idea but not sure how it works without direct sun on it during the day.

  • TERESA FORST TERESA FORST on Apr 20, 2016
    Do you have to hang it outside the gazebo so thee solar lights can recharge? Or do they charge through the cloth? Love the look! Terry

  • LaDonna LaDonna on Apr 20, 2016
    If there is a 'roof' over it, how do they get enough light from the sun to charge the solar lights?

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