I came up with an idea to create my own chandelier from an old light and some of the solar walkway lights. I could not find a tutorial, so I just made it up. I hope that this little tutorial can help you make one of your own.
I then used clippers to nip off the metal and wire that sat above the actual base of the light. I tried to nip them off close, but it turns out that they need to be completely removed for the solar lights to sit right.
|Nipping off the metal|
|Puling out the wire|
|Realizing that we would need to pull of the metal bits for each light|
|My husband working on pulling off the metal. It was a huge pain!|
|Here is the light all pulled into bits.|
I got this great teal/blue color from Home Depot for absolutely no reason. We were in Home Depot, I loved the color, and my husband said just buy a can. It was $3.95. When I started this project I decided that it was going to be a great color for the light. It's bight, festive, and a great color!
I sprayed each part of the light separately. To save some money, I even sprayed the chain that came with the light rather than try to buy a new chain.
|I did multiple coats as it was going outside.|
|First light done. (Or so we thought....)|
|Adding the silicone to make a nice water tight seal.|
|Finally deciding that the silicone was taking too long. Hot glue was needed to make things work!|
|Hot glue and silicone!|
|Having to hold it for a second to get it to stay up|
|Letting the lights dry........|
|The finished product!|