How to Build an Outdoor Chandelier

Make a chandelier to add a soothing ambiance to your outdoor space.
Coastal Candles

Coastal Candles

Materials Needed:

  • wood board in desired size
  • spray paint in desired color
  • (4) #8 screw eye hooks
  • 1/4" manila rope
  • 8 mason jars
  • seeds/beans
  • 8 votive candles in glass holders

Paint Wood Board

Spray top and sides of wood plank with spray paint, and allow to dry completely. Flip and repeat for bottom side. Add second coat, if needed.

Add Hardware

Screw eye hooks into wood board at each corner — six inches from each end of the board and one inch in from sides.

Secure Mason Jars

Measure and mark desired placement of jars, making them equal distance from each other. Using a hot glue gun, make a circle of glue approximately the size of the bottom of the jar and attach a jar. Repeat for each one.

Outdoor Chadelier Step 3

Outdoor Chadelier Step 3

Fill Mason Jars

Fill mason jars one-third full with seeds or beans. Place the glass-contained votive candles in the jars centered and lowered into the seeds to keep them in place.

Jars and Beans

Jars and Beans

Add Manila Rope

Measure the distance of rope you will need to hang from the desired location. String rope through screw hooks and hang securely.

Note: Don't leave lighted candles unattended.

Step 5: Add the Manila Rope

Step 5: Add the Manila Rope

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven

Add a wood-fire pizza oven to your outdoor kitchen. Learn how to create the base and install it with our step-by-step DIY guide.

How to Build an Outdoor Stacked Stone Fireplace

Add fireside ambiance to your backyard with an outdoor fireplace made with stacked stone.

How to Build an Outdoor Minibar

Build an outdoor bar complete with a miniature refrigerator, bottle opener and towel hooks.

How to Build a Tree-Encompassing Deck

Bring nature into your outdoor entertaining area with a deck built around existing trees.

How to Build a Wood Pergola

Pergolas provide some much needed shade from the summer sun. Learn how to build a pergola with these step-by-step instructions.

How to Build a French Drain

If you're having problems with standing water in your yard or a leaky basement, improper drainage is the culprit. Fix your water drainage issues once and for all by adding a French drain in just a few short steps.

How to Build a Fire Pit

Embrace one of the hottest outdoor living trends by building a fire pit. Learn what steps to take before getting all fired up.

How to Build a Retractable Canopy

Control the shade by making your own retractable canopy. Open it up to create a shady retreat or close it to let the sun in.

How to Build a Gas Fire Pit

A DIY gas fire pit gives you opportunities to express your creativity. Learn easy options for building your own gas fire pit.

How to Build a Home Theater

Want a movie-theater experience in your home? Learn how to build a home theater with step by step instructions from the pros at HGTV.com

1,000+ Photos

Browse beautiful photos of our favorite outdoor spaces: decks, patios, porches and more.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.