Monday, April 6, 2009

DIY Project: Outdoor Chandelier

Create an enchanting retreat in a corner of your yard with a chandelier you can make in an hour. All you need is a wire basket, a few glass jars, and some chandelier crystals.

Pick out a wire basket with a handle and a flat base (find at home and garden shops, online auctions, and thrift or antique stores). Some are designed to hold glassware or small pots ― the built-in partitions will hold your jars in place.

Hang your crystals from the base and top; for a very fancy look, loop two strands of glass beads across the bottom.

Attach your chandelier to a patio roof or tree with a length of matching chain or a metal plant hanger. When you're seated, it should float just above eye level. Place tea lights or votives in the jars, light the candles, and enjoy the glow!

Seattle's Swanky Nest has a great selection of baubles.

Project and image via Sunset - FOUND HERE.


Melissa said...

That's great! Thanks for sharing :)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

melissa: I can see this on my deck but I might use those flame less candles for safety. Glad you enjoyed it!

ConnieK said...

We are moving in less than a month and I am definitely doing this for my small but cute backyard! Thanks!!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a cool idea!

I'm Julia said...

I am SO going to do this! Mine will be creamy or white. Adore your blog :-)

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Someone left a comment recently that I should credit Sunset magazine for this project. I have and linked back -- click FOUND HERE.

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