My neighbors were getting rid of an outdated chandelier at their garage sale. I bought it from them and told them I was going to tear it apart and make a solar chandelier.
This is how it looked before I started on it. It also came with some globes to go over the lights. I am saving them for another project.
First I pulled the whole thing apart and gutted out all the electrical wire.
Then I proceeded to put it back together the way I wanted and eliminated the parts I didn’t want on it.
I used Rustoleum Metallic spray paint.
I hung it from a tree and spray painted it allowing me to get all sides of it. I left it there to dry.
I got solar lights from the Dollar Tree and pulled off the stakes.
I silicone all the solar lights into where the lights went.
I let it sit to dry.
This is what it looks like lit up at night.
I have it hanging on an old swing chair hook on our front porch to see if I like it in this location. If I do, I will center it. It gets indirect sunlight most of the day, and direct sunlight at the end of the day. The solar lights tend to run 4-6 hours after dark because of this. If I wanted it to run longer, I would have to hang it in direct sunlight all day.
Maybe you have a need for a solar chandelier too…
As seen on Hometalk Live – you can see the video by clicking the picture below…
Here is another finished solar chandelier after a Hometalk Live episode 🙂
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Gosh Chas! You are so creative with solar lights. Very awesome!
Thank you Linda 🙂 I can’t seem to get enough of them, and my kids love to tell me they now need sunglasses in our backyard in the evenings – LOL
Betty Crow says
A friend of mine made one of these. It looks beautiful hanging in a tree at night. Thanks for the tutorial.
Thank you very much Betty.
Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au says
What a great idea! I love how the chandelier actually looks better with the solar lights than it did in its original form. You’ve made something really special.
Thank you Leanne, I truly love how it turned out.
Thanks so much Snap 🙂
love this idea, very cool I love that you took it from needing electricity to not. This has inspired me , now on my junking days I will be adding to the list as I see a new project in the works
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Thank you Angie, I am so excited you want to give it a try too!
I’ve seen this done before and I’m curious…does this provide enough light or is it more decorative?
Hi Erlene, it is more for a decorative look and creates some ambiance. I wouldn’t necessarily be able to “read” under ours outside in the evenings. Some solar lights are brighter than others and especially if they get a lot of direct sunlight. Those are brighter and you could eat dinner under those and see okay.