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How to Build an Outdoor Chandelier

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

Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio; Photos by Vicki Lynn Photography
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

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

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
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