Fellow Diva’s you are going to fall in love with this project! We are going to add lighting to our garden with a solar chandelier! Yep, a chandelier! What could be more Diva-rrific then that? You can find old brass chandeliers everywhere, maybe you are ready to update your own lighting. Don’t throw that brass chandelier away, upcycle it by making this garden lighting project! And if you find two chandeliers, make a bird feeder out of the second one!
I want to apologize for my photos. This was a last minute idea and I have to admit I was feeling a bit tired and got a little lazy. Sorry Diva’s, this is real life.
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Garden Lighting Supplies:
Garden Lighting Instructions:
Step 1) Unscrew Light and remove white tube. -yes, I know the bulb is still on in this shot….
Step 2) Snip and remove lighting wires with wire cutters. – obviously there is no electricity going into the chandelier
Step 3) Unscrew the light mechanism and remove any base, looking for the nut underneath. Each chandelier may be a little different but what you are doing here is making room to glue in your solar light by removing things in the way.
Step 4) Replace the plate and cup and reattach it with the nut.
Step 5) Spray paint chandelier. – My chandelier was white and the finish in good shape so I chose to leave it white. I did spray paint my bird feeder chandelier at this point in that project.
Step 6) Take your solar light and remove the stick. – Save it! You can repurpose it as a garden marker or yard sign!
Step 7) Apply Liquid Nails around the solar light where it will touch the base of the chandelier to glue it in.
Step 8) Allow liquid nail to dry overnight and you are finished!
When hanging your chandelier for your garden lighting make sure the top of the solar lights are not covered so they can charge during the day and be enjoyed at night. Wouldn’t these be cute as outdoor lighting for an evening wedding?
For more outdoor lighting be sure to check out my Solar Lamp Project.
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