We've been talking this month about prepping our outdoor spaces and one diy project we always forget to tackle is lighting. Although a few citronella candles will make do, we've been looking at fun ways to light up the night on our patio and we think this start-to-finish $10 chandelier is right up our alley! We've seen beaded chandeliers in retail stores for several years now, but never (ever) within a budget we can throw down some cash for. Over at Dollar Store Crafts, they've raided their local discount retailer and found the supplies to make their own.
The best part about this chandelier is that you can make it in whatever color you wish (these beads started out gold!) and it's easy to take inside if you're worried about the weather. We think a single-bulb pendant lamp would be great tucked inside one of these bad boys. You'd only need to remove the pendant when the party was done and the rest could even stay hanging in place.
It's a fabulous way to make an outdoor space become more than a few deck chairs and really turn it into an outdoor extension of your home. The only things you need are beads, a wire hanging planter, and a few other hardware basics.