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Super easy and cheap, yet it looks so freakin' fancy!
My porch light fixture doesn't work, so I wanted something that both looked nice, and would make coming home at night a little less dark and creepy.

Posted by Aidith R. Published See Aidith R.'s 6 projects »
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  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, you'll need a nice looking candle holder, that can be hung. I found these for $2 at Goodwill!

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 2
    Step 2

    Hang the candle holder from a wire outdoors, this makes it easier to get at those awkward angles.
    Spray it evenly with spray paint (any color is fine, I chose a metallic grey). Allow 10 - 15 minutes to dry, and spray a 2nd coat.

  • Step 3

    Spray a coat of finishing spray, allow it to dry, and apply a 2nd coat. Make sure to cover it extremely well.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 4
    Step 4

    Choose your decorations. I have 2 different size chains, of that same color. I'll show you how I attached it.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 5
    Step 5

    With a pair of needle nose pliers, open the end link of the chain, hook it through itself, and pinch it shut using the pliers.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 6
    Step 6

    It should look like this. I hooked this around the right holder (there are 3 holders on mine) I hooked the other end on the very left holder.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 7
    Step 7

    I found the center of the chain and hung it over the center holder, used a thin jump ring, and have it through both sides of the chain, keeping it in place.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 8
    Step 8

    I took the thinner chain, and have it draped in front of the thick chain, and I hooked the ends the same way I did the other chain.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 9
    Step 9

    As a last minute idea, I added a jewel to the center of the thin chain. I used a jump ring and the pliers to attach it.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 10
    Step 10

    You should have as many solar lights as you do candle holders. I bought these for only $1 at a dollar store ($2 for the holder, $3 for 3 lights, this project only cost me $5!). Twist and pull the light off of the stake, it comes off pretty easy. The light on the left is the one I pulled out.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 11
    Step 11

    Apply hot glue to the bottom of the light, and quickly put it in the candle holder. Make sure you cover it good before sticking it.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 12
    Step 12

    It should sit like this.

  • How to make a chandelier. Fancy Outdoor Solar Light - Step 13
    Step 13

    You can now hang it outside, and it should look something like this (minus the bird poop on the house).

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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
Total LOVE!
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Corvii
Corvii · 1 project
This is a great idea.
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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL · 87 projects
Ooh, I should've thought of that for my pimped chandelier I have in my garden. I put candles on it but I don't think I'll ever light them...
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