One great way to bring the indoors outside is with a DIY solar chandelier! As the weather turns warm and we start to move our entertaining outdoors, it’s time to take a look at your space and create an outdoor space that’s just as warm and inviting as your indoor space.  Yes, an outdoor chandelier!  You can find outdated chandeliers at garage sales, thrift stores or maybe in your own home. 

Create amazing garden lighting with this DIY solar chandelier

DIY Solar Chandelier:

Don’t set that old brass chandelier at the curb…re-purpose it by making this solar-powered chandelier!  If you happen to have two chandeliers lying around, make a bird feeder out of the second one!

Looking for unique garden lighting? Make this solar chandelier using an chandelier and dollar store solar lights. Add character to your outdoor lighting!

I want to apologize for my photos. This started out as a bird feeder but then I got a wild hair to make it a solar light…LOL.  This is as real as it gets.  My mind is like a computer with 20 browser windows open ALL OF THE TIME!

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DIY Solar Chandelier Supplies:

DIY Solar Chandelier Instructions:

Looking for unique garden lighting? Make this solar chandelier using an chandelier and dollar store solar lights. Add character to your outdoor lighting!

Step 1) Unscrew Light and remove white plastic tube.  -yes, I know the bulb is still on in this shot. LOL

Looking for unique garden lighting? Make this solar chandelier using an chandelier and dollar store solar lights. Add character to your outdoor lighting!Step 2) Snip and remove lighting wires with wire cutters. 

Looking for unique garden lighting? Make this solar chandelier using an chandelier and dollar store solar lights. Add character to your outdoor lighting!

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.

Looking for unique garden lighting? Make this solar chandelier using an chandelier and dollar store solar lights. Add character to your outdoor lighting!

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) Grab your solar light and remove the stick.  – Save it! You can repurpose it as a garden marker or yard sign!

Looking for unique garden lighting? Make this solar chandelier using an chandelier and dollar store solar lights. Add character to your outdoor lighting!

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!

Looking for unique garden lighting? Make this solar chandelier using a chandelier and dollar store solar lights. Add character to your outdoor lighting!

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.

Create amazing garden lighting with this DIY solar chandelier

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9 Comments

  1. Hi, Lovely idea. How do you get the lights to stay straight while it drys after you have put the adhesive on it and put it into the chandelier? Thanks,

    Mary

    1. Thank you Mary. Mine were tight and stayed in place. Sometimes when I have issues I will add a couple places with hot glue so it will adhere right away and keep the object in place while the glue dries.

  2. This is awesome, we put in a new patio and I’m looking for ways to dress it up with solar lighting. I’m looking forward to doing this project soon as I find me a chandelier.

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