Fairy Garden Solar Light made from hanging bsaket

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, and it has become one of my most-loved decorative objects in the garden. 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. Hang it up somewhere where it will catch the light and enjoy watching it shine. It’s so gorgeous, it just might attract some fairies to your garden!solar light chandelier projectMaterials

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

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

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

I chose to use crystals so they would sparkle and reflect the light at night. You could add beads or even seashells instead (I can just imagine a gorgeous beach-themed chandelier with shells and sea glass dangling from it!). You could also spray paint the whole thing (except the light) with a pop of color. However you decide to decorate, it is completely up to you.Fairy Garden 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.

The play garden was already decked out with hopscotch stepping stones and other kid-friendly features, but this chandelier added yet another element of playfulness without being overtly designed for children.

Fairy Garden Solar Light Children's Garden

I chose to hang my chandelier from a tree above my rustic stump table, where I keep an old tea kettle as a planter.
Fairy Garden Solar Light Idea

The reflective crystals on the chandelier balance well with the shiny metal of the tea kettle planter, and I love the look of the chandelier hanging from a tree, as it both contrasts with and compliments the natural elements around it.

Whimsical Fairy Garden Solar Light

It also lights up the night beautifully. There’s nothing like watching the crystals twinkle in the moonlight.Fairy Garden Solar Light at night

Now, take a look at what else is in my play garden and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to get new projects every week!

For more solar light fun, check out these Beach Glass Solar Lights and Mason Jar Solar Lights.

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.

    • Edie
      EdieAugust 28,16

      I found mine at Big Lots. You can also find them at dollar General or Walmart.

  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.

  5. Katy SkipTheBag
    Katy SkipTheBagAugust 31,16

    What a beautiful upcycle! That looks great in your gardent. Posts like this are perfect for Waste Less Wednesday blog hop! http://www.skipthebag.com/2016/08/waste-less-wednesday-blog-hop-3.html Thanks!

  6. AnnMarie
    AnnMarieSeptember 1,16

    Love it! It is so creative and so cute. I have the perfect tree to hang one in my yard!

  7. Lori
    LoriSeptember 12,16

    Hi Stephanie! This so so adorable! I want some hanging around my garden! Would you consider sharing at our weekly Dishing It & Digging It Link party. We are live every Sunday @ 4pm.

    http://www.thestonybrookhouse.com/2016/09/dishing-it-digging-it-link-party-113.html

  8. Nikki Gwin
    Nikki GwinOctober 19,16

    It looks beautiful! And its rather funny that I just redid my solar chandelier this week too!
    :) gwingal

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