A quick and easy outdoor paper lantern chandelier! Tell it to your neighbor!!! For my sister's baby shower I had an idea to make a chandelier from 2 strands of lanterns I found on sale at Target. It was easy using the existing chain from our baby swing. Here's a picture:
If you don't have a chain hanging, I think you could hang a chain from a branch pretty easily. Here's a quick sketch:
|(I should have drawn the chain a lot longer, continuing down)|
To hang the chandelier all I needed was a freestanding ladder, a green outdoor extension cord (with at least 2 outlets) and s hooks (pictured below). I decided how low I wanted it to hang and then started from the bottom and worked my way up. I attached the light string to the chain with s hooks. Here are pictures from the party:
|This is the best picture I had of it in the day light.|
|It was so pretty the way it lit up the underside of the leaves.|
|We liked it so much we kept it hanging and |
played poker under it the next night!
If you'd like to make it for your next outdoor party, here's what you'll need:
|Chain like this.|
|15-20 S Hooks like this one.|
|2 strands of paper lanterns like this one. 1 strand large, 1 strand medium.|
Here's one last picture of my family playing poker outside under our paper lantern chandelier. :) I love the ambiance it created!
Please, ask me a question if you need more information about creating this chandelier.