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DIY Outdoor Chandelier

I love this idea, and can't wait to present it to one my clients in particular who will be head over heels. Apartment Therapy by way of Sunset Magazine posted the idea. It is a simple candle chandelier, perfect for an outdoor wedding or event where the money for an electric version is not there. All you need is a wire basket, a few jam jars, and some pretty crystals. Pick out a wire basket with a handle and a flat base. You can find some in any home and garden shops such as Crate & Barrel, online auctions or thrift stores. It's great to find one designed to hold glassware or small pots ― the built-in partitions will hold the jars in place. Then hang crystals from the base and top. For a real Cinderella look, loop two strands of glass beads across the bottom. Attach your chandelier to a patio roof or tree with a length of matching chain (or use a metal plant hanger). Pop tea lights or votives into the jars, light the candles, and enjoy the glow.


  1. Love this idea! So easy with the right basket

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  3. I love this! I'm going to try this in my patio...thanks!