How To Make A Solar Chandelier

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Many people know I love thrift stores and solar lights. Put them together and I can create some great things for my yard. Do you have an old chandelier you don’t know what to do with? I picked up a few from thrift stores, Facebook Marketplace, and, and I’m turning them into solar chandeliers. You can see more of my crazy creations here

Here’s the first chandelier. I started by removing the light bulbs and the glass fixture pieces.

I then took off all of the pieces I wouldn’t need, like the attachment to the ceiling. I also cut the wire off the top and pulled it out. You can decide if you want to keep the chain or not depending on where you’re putting it.

Next I squeezed silicone into each of the light sockets. This will hold the solar light into place.

I pulled the bases or stems off of 8 solar lights that I got at Walmart.

I placed the solar light heads into the silicone in the light sockets.

I let the silicone dry over night.

Next, decide where you want to place it – porch, gazebo, hanging from a tree, etc. With indirect sunlight solar lights will run a couple hours, and with direct sunlight they’ll run several.

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  • Julie Julie on Jun 27, 2021

    My question is what or how do you replace the lights when they no longer work. I have made light steaks out of solor lights and the glass shades from my old sealing fan. But one no longer works and I glued them to a brass pipe.

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