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DIY garden chandelier

By: Chloe Deike
Illuminate your patio and your plants with a DIY garden chandelier. It only takes a few materials and a little bit of time!

Your garden is a reflection of your unique preferences, so add a special touch to your evening garden with a DIY garden chandelier! It will add variety to your simple sparkling lights strung around the patio, and give you a great reason to enjoy your garden late into your evening. Read on for the simple how-to!

Materials list for a DIY garden chandelier:

  • One strand of Edison-style blub lights
  • One upcycled wire basket
  • 4 to 10 black hair ties

di-garden-chandelier-detail: Hair ties keep the light cord in place.

Find the right lights for your DIY garden chandelier

Because all of the bulbs are bunched together to make one light, find a strand of lights that have Edison-style bulbs; they are easier on the eyes when you look directly at them. And they look great! We chose a strand of 10 3-inch Edison-style bulbs. After we removed it from the packaging, we found a great surprise: there was a kink in the cord at an even interval, making the cord easy to fold. Fold the cord at this kink so that all the lights bunch together. Fasten the cord with some hair ties and it’s almost ready to go! It looks good on its own, but you can make it more whimsical with a lampshade.

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di-garden-chandelier-lead: A metal basket becomes a light shade and adds a touch of farmhouse chic.

This decorative basket was easily repurposed into a lampshade because it already had an opening in the bottom. When turned upside down, the cord for the lights fit easily through to reach the extension cord that it hangs from. Use wire to connect the basket to the cord. There are many different styles of wire baskets available at home goods and home decor stores. So be creative, and shine on, gardeners!

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