- A chandelier to upcycle. I found mine in the attic of a resale shop on our historic Main Street, but I often see them at yard sales and flea markets.
- Canning jars of appropriate size and number for the base of your fixture – those in my picture are pint size.
- Spray paint that will adhere to metal and be weatherproof.
- Inexpensive outdoor solar lights (you will be taking these apart and re-purposing them).
- A rubber-based, waterproof, permanent bonding agent that will adhere to glass and metal.
- Strip the wiring and any other unwanted attachments from your fixture.
- Clean the chandelier well and allow it time to dry completely.
- Hang the chandelier and apply the paint; I applied more than one coat to enhance durability.
- Take the solar lights apart; you will use only the top containing the solar cell, battery and pin light.
- Glue the solar tops to the glass jars using a rubber-based, permanent bonding agent, and allow the glue to dry thoroughly per package instructions.
- Glue the canning jars to the chandelier base.