DIY Outdoor Garden Chandelier Round-up

I am eager to get home (on a red-eye flight tonight) and back to some projects and normal life. I have a patio project going on that should be nearing completion this week.  Once finished, I am excited to start adding features — like a beautiful garden chandelier. I have lots of great, inexpensive, DIY options that I have rounded up for your inspiration and my own.  My personal favorite for my particular project is the beaded dollar store option, what is yours?

DIY Chandelier garden glass jar

Here’s a simple DIY garden chandelier tutorial from Ecologue. It’s a great way to reuse little glass jars you may already have at home.

garden chandelier basket of candles

The full tutorial for this basket variety is at sunset magazine.

beaded chandelier

This outdoor chandelier was made from beads found at the dollar store and the full directions can be found at dollar store crafts.

large bubble chandelier

These elegant glass Bubble Chandeliers can be made from directions found over at Re-Nest .

diy air plant chandelier

It’s not lit, but still a beautiful concept.  Airplant chandelier Images and directions from Modish.

It’s just a simple pot rack….but stylishly mixed candles and succulents create quite a pretty scene. From Erin Ever After via rue de vamp.

clothespin chandelier

Clothespin chandelier — while there is no instructions for this one, I think an infinite number of designs could be generated from just playing with the idea.   Found at Apartment Therapy.

And finally, this branch fixture seems easy enough to recreate and would be perfect over a garden table. From Remodelista.

branch chandelier outdoor garden lighting

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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7 Comments

  1. Heather - Dollar Store Crafts on June 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks for including my beaded chandelier along with your other stunning choices!! I want to make some of those (the baby food jar chandelier would fit with my current surplus of jars!)

  2. Michelle D. on June 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I have a lovely old wrought iron chandelier that uses candles for its light source.
    This past weekend it was so hot most of the candles melted over on themselves and fell to the table.
    I have clusters of tillandsias ( air plants) ties to the chandelier . Thank goodness they didn’t fall into the pile of warm melted wax below.

  3. Ruedevamp on August 24, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Thanks for the mention..beautiful ideas

  4. Becky on April 29, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    What is the top piece of the DIY Garden Chandelier Tutorial? I can’t find the tutorial.

  5. Debbie Kersh on July 1, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Instead of candles, use solar yard lights. The small top part comes off the stake part & you then have a solar light the size of a tea light that fits great in any small jar etc.

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