How to make a solar chandelier

Step-by-step instructions on how to make your own solar chandelier.

I am a huge fan of repurposing items for the “waste not, want not” concept. And when it comes to my greenhouse, I love fun projects that give it a unique look.

We had a chandelier that needed a lot of TLC if we were ever to get it to work again… and I just didn’t have a place planned for it in the house. I had seen the idea of turning old light fixtures into solar lights, so I decided to give it a try for myself!

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First things first, we had to remove the old light bulb bases that were stuck in the fixture. Then we removed all of the old wiring.

Next, with dollar solar lights, we siliconed the lights in place. Because the silicone does not set up right away, we left the chandelier hanging off the stairs for a day.

All that was left after that was to put the light up and wait for sunset to see if our project worked!

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That evening, as the daylight began to fade, the lights started glowing softly at first and then getting brighter as night crept in. It was an experiment that turned out perfectly!

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During the late summer, my scarlet pole beans get so tall they end up using the chandelier as though it were their trellis, reaching ever higher for the sunshine.

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Have you done a cool DIY garden project? Drop a comment below!

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