I saw a version of this rustic chandelier on Pinterest and wanted to make a candle version to hang outside for an upcoming party. So off to my hoard of scrap wood to see what I could come up with.
I found this piece of wood from an old deck that had been torn down. The gray color was perfect for what I had in mind.
My board was big enough to hold 5 pint size mason jars. Roughly measure out the spacing for the jars and trace around the openings.
To cut the holes in the board, I used a hole saw bit on the drill press. These tools aren't necessary however.
A scroll saw will do the job just fine. You will want to drill a hole in the center of the circle so that saw blade has a place to start.
Here they are all cut out and jars in place. I used Gorilla Glue to adhere the jars to the board.
After the Gorilla Glue cured, I hot glued a piece of sisal rope around the jars to hide the cut in the wood.
To hang the chandelier, I drilled a hole in each end of the board and ran sisal through, knotted the ends, and created a loop at the top.
Now, to create a way to hang it from the tree.
I had this old hook that I got from my brother's farm a few years ago. It was rusty and cool and I had no idea at the time what I needed it for then. Now, it's the perfect hook to hang the chandelier with.
Once I ran the sisal through the hook, I used zip ties to secure the ends together. Clip the ends of the zip ties before the next step. Wrap more sisal around the zip ties to hide them. I secured the sisal with hot glue.
(I had a photo of this step and it somehow disappeared into the great unknown.)
And, here it is! It's hanging higher than it looks in the photo. I think it'll give a nice candle glow under this big oak tree during the outdoor party. I'll be sure to post photos from the party later!
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