Easy DIY Solar Light Chandelier

Fairy Light Project: DIY Solar Light Chandelier

This DIY solar light chandelier is an easy project that took me all of fifteen minutes to put together. It adds a whimsical touch hanging from the tree above the rustic table and chair set that is part of my backyard play garden. Make this project in no time with a few common materials and then let your imagination run wild in decorating it.DIY Solar Light Chandelier - an easy ouutdoor project in just 15 minutes!

Materials

  • Metal hanging basket frame
  • Basket hanging chains
  • Outdoor stake solar light
  • Beads, shells or crystals

Make it!DIY Solar Light Chandelier instructions

Start with a hanging basket that has a round circle of wire in the bottom. This will be used to hold the solar light. Look for a solar light that will sit in the hole without needing to be glued or adjusted in any way. I used a basic solar stake light and removed the stake.DIY Solar Light Chandelier (3)

Move the wires that hold the basket from the top of the basket. Turn the basket so that it is convex and reattach the wires to the top wires around the hole.DIY Solar Light Chandelier (4)

Set in the solar light and you are ready to decorate!DIY Solar Light Chandelier (5)

I chose to use crystals so they would sparkle and reflect the light at night. You could add beads or even seashells instead. You could also spray paint the whole thing (except the light) a whimsical colour. However you to decorate it is completely up to you.Easy DIY Solar Light Chandelier

My solar light looks wonderful hanging in the play garden. I was pleasantly surprised at what a big difference it made to the overall feel of the space. It added yet another element of playfulness without being overtly designed for children.DIY Solar Light Chandelier hanging over rustic tree stump table and chairs Rustic children's garden table and chairs with a teapot planted with succulents
Solar light chandelier project hanging in the play gardenDIY Solar Light Chandelier hanging in the night garden

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About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Denise
    DeniseJune 12,15

    awesome I’m going to make that tomorrow

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJune 12,15

      Yay Denise! I would love a photo when you finish.

  2. gankatan
    gankatanJune 13,15

    How long it shines? Chinese solar lights work 2-3 hours(((

  3. Nan, Odessa, DE
    Nan, Odessa, DEJune 18,15

    WHERE oh, where can I find this basket, bucket?
    Love the idea. Gotta find this to make your chandelier.
    I hang crystals in my south windows of the sun porch to make rainbows on the walls in the winter months. I so enjoy crystals. Just like the movie POLLYANNA.

  4. Stephanie
    StephanieJune 18,15

    Hi Nan, any garden center should have them at this time of year!

    • Gloria
      GloriaSeptember 27,15

      Love your hanging solar garden light. I think even I could do it! I’m going to add the baskets to my garage sale search list.

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