If you love hanging out on the porch in the summer, I have the perfect DIY that will create beautiful ambiance as it gets dark…a Solar Chandelier DIY! This is such a fun project to do and the best part is you can hang it almost anywhere once you’re done! Maybe you have a screened in porch, lanai or canopy tent, then you’ll be able to hang it in a cute and functional way that will allow you to keep on entertaining!
For this project you’ll need
-An old chandelier…I like to get mine at Restore, which is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. Basically it’s the Goodwill of home improvement and construction items instead of clothing. It’s uhmazing!
-Some tools, you know the usually suspects. And wire cutters.
-Solar Path Lights that can detach from the top.
First thing you’ll do is take off the wires and perhaps the glass lamp shade if your chandelier has one. And save that lampshade for another amazing project for your patio! I just love #upcycling…don’t you!? Now, I like to find a chandelier that has the candle cups around it. They make great holders for most sized path lights. And path lights can even be found at the Dollar Store…so don’t feel like you have to get expensive ones. Make sure they are individual and not connected by wires to a solar panel.
Then spray paint it!
Next glue in your light heads and set outside in the sun for several hours! By nightfall, it should illuminate quite well and you’ll be able show it off! Guests think it’s really awesome and you can even make several of them if you have a large patio area.
Be sure to watch my video down below to see how I made mine! And if you love yours so much you just have to share…use #IamAhostOfThingsToo on Instagram! Let’s show and tell!