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Easy Flower Basket to Solar Chandelier

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Turning a flower basket into a solar-powered chandelier is easy and inexpensive. You can personalize this diy solar chandelier to fit your own style.

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My original flower basket solar chandeliers needed an upgrade as the solar light had burned out and it was time...

My first solar hanging chandelier needed an upgrade as the solar light had burned out and it was time…

You’ll need the following supplies

  • Flower Basket (Dollar Tree)
  • A Hanging Candle Holder (you can find these at most thrift stores)
  • Solar Light (Dollar Tree)
  • Crystals (Hobby Lobby Clearance)

Easy Flower Basket to Solar Chandelier Video

First remove the chains for your flower basket. I saved mine and used them to make this.

What can I make with Dollar Tree solar lights?

First remove the chains for your flower basket. If you prefer to give your outdoor decor a pop of color you can use spray paint to paint the frame any color you like. I saved mine and used them to make this.

Save the hooks from the bottom of the chain.

Save the hooks from the bottom of the chain.

Place your hooks on the circles of the flower basket where the chains originally attached.

Place your hooks on the circles of the flower basket where the chains originally attached.

Attach a crystal to each of the hooks.

Attach a crystal to each of the hooks.

Pull your solar light off the stem. Now this solar light was to little as it would fall right through the center hole, and I was having a hard time finding a solar light that would fit well in the flower basket.

Pull your solar light off the stem.
Now this solar light was to little as it would fall right through the center hole, and I was having a hard time finding a solar light that would fit well in the flower basket.

I found this hanging candle holder at a thrift store. Place your solar light in your candle holder.

I found this hanging candle holder at a thrift store. Place your solar light in your candle holder.

Put the chain of the candle holder through the center hold of the flower basket.

Put the chain of the candle holder through the center hole of the flower basket.

Your solar chandelier is ready!

Your solar chandelier is ready!

I have 2 and I keep mine in my garden area.

I have 2 and I keep mine in my garden area. You can hang them from stakes or on a shepherd’s hook.

These would also be perfect hanging from the ceiling or overhang on a deck or porch and would add a touch of elegance to a gazebo.

They would also be the perfect accent along a walkway, instead of stake lights or solar path lights.

I have 2 and I keep mine in my garden area.

The light helps keep the night animals away, and I like the way it looks.

The light helps keep the night animals away, and I like the way it looks.

Easy Flower Basket to Solar Chandelier – now you’re ready to make one for you yard right?

How do you make a solar chandelier?

Turn a dollar store flower basket upside down. Move the chains so they’ll hang from the bottom of the flower basket. Add a hanging candle holder to the center. Add a solar light into the hanging candle holder. Optional, add some crystals to the flower basket.

How long does a solar light last?

It depends on how much sun it receives during the day. If it gets maximum sun exposure to direct sunlight it can last several hours, if it gets indirect sunlight it might only run a couple of hours.

Can I hang a solar light in a tree?

You can but if your solar light doesn’t receive enough light it won’t light up at night.

How do you attach a solar light to a chandelier?

In this case, you just place it in the hanging candle holder. If you are adhering it to a regular chandelier, then I recommend using silicone.

How do you make a hanging solar light?

Turn a dollar store flower basket upside down. Move the chains so they’ll hang from the bottom of the flower basket. Add a hanging candle holder to the center. Add a solar light into the hanging candle holder. Optional, add some crystals to the flower basket.

Can you charge solar lights in the shade?

Solar lights are designed to harness energy from sunlight, so charging them in the shade will significantly reduce their ability to charge and operate efficiently. While solar panels can still generate some electricity in partial shade, it will be much less than what they can produce in direct sunlight.

How much direct sunlight do solar lights need?

The amount of direct sunlight solar lights need can vary depending on the specific model and the capacity of their solar panels and batteries. As a general guideline, most solar lights require at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight exposure to charge fully and operate optimally throughout the night.

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Many people know I love thift stores and solar lights. Put them together and I can create some great things for my yard. Do you have an old chandelier you don't know what to do with? I picked up a few from thrift stores, Facebook Marketplace, and Nextdoor.com, and I'm turning them into solar chandeliers.

If you liked this light you might enjoy all of the other solar chandeliers I created: How To Make An Awesome and Easy Outdoor Solar Chandelier

These chandeliers create great ambiance, and it’s a wonderful way to flip an old brass chandelier. You can find an old chandelier on Facebook marketplace, which is where I found some of mine. Just know that weather conditions and storms can effect the length a light will last.

Do you love Dollar Tree? Me too! I sharing fantastic Dollar Tree Candle Holders DIY with you that are easy and inexpensive.

Do you love Dollar Tree? Me too! I sharing fantastic Dollar Tree Candle Holders DIY with you that are easy and inexpensive. This project can be adapted indoors or out. You might also like my mason jar lantern that I made with solar string lights. Super Easy Dollar Tree Candle Holders DIY To Light Up Your Life

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39 Comments

  1. what a beautiful touch to a backyard space – thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you Linda we enjoy being outside a lot. My kids tell me I’m a little solar crazy though… they said they need sunglasses at night now in our yard πŸ™‚

  2. I still need to make some solar lights for my yard and you keep sharing some great ideas. I need to get started! Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thanks Donna -and once you start you’ll want to keep creating πŸ™‚

  3. Such a cool idea!! So creative and looks amazing! I would love to have you come link up to my party on my blog karinskottage.com/2020/06/centerpiece-wednesday-linky-party-is-back.html and have you share your ideas with us!
    Karin

    1. Thank you so much and thanks for the invite.

  4. What a fun project!

    Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions!
    Michelle
    mybijoulifeonline.com

  5. brilliant! i have a basket like this somewhere that I thought of using for a beaded chandelier, but this solar idea is even better. thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

    1. Thank you so much Sara and I’m thrilled you’re going to create one for your yard too πŸ™‚

  6. I’ll be featuring your fun project on the Happiness is Homemade Link Party. Thanks for linking up.

    1. You are so very sweet friend, thank you so much for the feature!

  7. Now that is pretty fancy. I love the things that you come up with.

    1. You are so very sweet Amy, thank you so much πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Marilyn for another wonderful party.

  9. What a fun idea! Great for outdoor parties. You answered all my questions, too. I love the idea of hanging in the garden on a hook. Your garden looks huge!

    1. Thank you so much friend, I am so glad you like it. I can’t wait to get gardening this spring

  10. What a cool idea! It looks so prettyin your garden too! Pinned.

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  11. I love this idea Chas! I really want to make one of these for my garden this season. Thanks for the inspiration my friend. Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much Kim, I’m flattered you want to make some for your beautiful garden πŸ™‚

  12. If you had a lot of trees to hang these from, it would be so pretty. I could see these sparkling at night. I certainly get enough sunlight to get them glowing every night. You have an amazing garden, I can’t wait to see it all planted and growing this summer!

    1. Thank you so much Chloe, and I’m kind of addicted to solar lights lol

  13. Its so great hopping with you Chas! Those dollar store baskets are so versatile, I love how yours turned out!

  14. Great idea for a garden light. I am definitely making some for our garden too.
    Happy spring,
    Kippi

    1. Thank you so much Kippi and I’m thrilled you want to make some too.

  15. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  16. Thanks Chas, I love this idea. I have been looking for a fun an unique way to put more solar lights in my yard.

    1. Thank you so much Cindy, I’m thrilled you like it.

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