This is another original of mine. I finished putting together a pavers patio in the backyard. Then made a Pergola. I wanted a light fixture to go above the table. this is such a easy, inexpensive way to get beautiful nighttime lighting outside. All I needed was:
Wire wreath (craft store)
LED Icicle Christmas Lights
Chain (purchased at home improvement store)
4 smaller hooks (to connect chains to wire wreath)
1 larger hook (to connect to hook on ceiling, and other end of hook to put the 4 strands of chains on.
White Spray paint
Sparkly beads (optional)
I had the guy at the home improvement store cut the chains 14″ long.(You can adjust this to fit the height you want need.) Lengths will be different, it depends on how high your ceiling is where it’s being attached to. I spray painted the wreath, wire chain, hooks… all white.
I then started wrapping the lights on the outside wire first as seen below. All you need to do is start wrapping it around. To get it to stay, I pulled the icicle part down between wire sections.The Chandelier is going to be hung with a bit larger hook. Notice the silver hook above bottom right side. I was connecting to a outdoor extension cord, so I left the length of the chain plus another 6 or 7 inches to reach the extension cord. The pic shows green wire, but I painted it white after pic.
When I as finished with that, I put on the 4 strands of chains and attached to wreath with the hooks. With the remaining length of the lights, I ran them up the length of a chain, then over the hook at top, and back down the other side to another chain. You then take the light strand to the next empty chain and again go up the chain and down again on the last 4th strand. So the light strand would end up on top I went up closest chain to hook and then led it to a extension cord. This is what it looks like going up the chain:
This is how it looks with chains and up top!
I then added some pretty sparkly silver beads. Shine so pretty even during the during the day! There you go….sounds complicated…but it isn’t, really!!!! I love how this looks in my pergola!
So fun and easy to make….hope you try…it looks so good outside…beautiful at night!!! this little guy (hummingbird) sits atop the chandelier all day swinging in the breeze!
I hope I inspired you to make this for your home! Thank you for looking!
I love creating new ideas. And now that I am happily retired, I have lots more time to create them! Whether its crafts for decorating my home, or up cycling items I find at garage sales, thrift stores, and even on the curb, and turning them into something wonderful.
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