Are you looking for an outdoor solar chandelier? Many people know I love thrift stores and solar lights. Put them together and I can create some great things for my outdoor space. 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’ll show you How To Make An Outdoor Solar Chandelier
outdoor solar chandelier instructions
Here’s the first chandelier. I started by removing the light bulbs and the glass fixture pieces.
I then took off all of the pieces I wouldn’t need, like the attachment to the ceiling. I also cut the wire off the top and pulled it out. You can decide if you want to keep the chain or not depending on where you’re putting it.
Next I squeezed silicone into each of the light sockets. This will hold the solar light into place.
I pulled the bases or stems off of 8 solar lights that I got at Walmart.
I placed the solar light heads into the silicone in the light bulb sockets. You could use other glues like liquid nails.
I let the silicone dry over night.
Next, decide where you want to place it – porch, gazebo, hanging from a tree, etc. With indirect sunlight solar lights will run a couple hours, and with direct sunlight they’ll run several.
How To Make An Outdoor Solar Chandelier Video
Are you ready to fix that old brass chandelier and make your own solar powered chandelier? It’s much cheaper to make and use than landscape lighting and pathway lights. It’s also a great way to use an old light. I even made solar garden lights to keep the pests out of my garden. I love the ambiance these create in our space. You can even paint the chandelier and add a pop of color, nonetheless it’s great to create your backyard oasis.
outdoor living space Ideas
- Add outdoor lighting like string lights, path lights
- patio furniture
- outdoor decor like a solar lantern
- Power of the sun, the solar cells need a full charge. The more sun they get the longer they’ll run.
- Weather conditions will change the way solar lights work. Clouds, winter months, and storms will not provide a full charge of the sun and will run for a shorter amount of time.
How much does a solar light cost?
I get mine for as little as one dollar from Dollar Tree or Walmart. You can create a lovely incredible chandelier with a flower basket from the store as well.
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