Every chicken coop needs a fancy chandelier, right? No? Well how about a “country raggedy” chandelier? Check out my video for all the latest plus a check in with our ducks and chicks!
Lowes / Home Depot: Wood shims from the cabinet section. Paint sticks are cheaper and would work just as well.
Stash: zip ties, fabric, glues
Michaels Grab Bag Boxes: Necklace chains (I couldn’t find any plant hanger chains in my stash!)
Solar lights are available here on Amazon, along with several of my favorite crafting supplies! (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Here are my supplies: lights, fabric, shims and chains!
I was planning on removing the fabric from the lamp shade but realized the metal circle at top and bottom are not connected, so I left it as is.
Because I plan to use this in the chicken coop, I used E-6000 for an all-weather hold, and hot glue for a “right now” hold. The E-6000 takes several hours to permanently adhere, and the hot glue lets us keep on craftin!
Y’all! This is going to be so stinkin’ cute! I thought about painting the shims, but decided to leave them natural. My assistant Judie likes them this way also!
If you follow this blog and / or my page, you know I snip and rip! Just a snip in the fabric and rip pieces off. Some of them are long enough to go around the lamp shade and tie at the bottom. Others are a bit shorter and needed to be tied to another piece.
Here’s what I’m going for! Just some country prints and some color to create that raggedy look. I think the chickens and ducks will be so happy with it, don’t you?
I added the lights, and later changed them to the inside. I also changed the chain to the plant hanger from Dollar Tree.
The lights are wound around the shims at top and bottom, and you can see a piece of a pool noodle I used to help create stability for the solar battery pack.
Do you have a chicken coop or know someone who does? Maybe they need a “chandelier” also! Comment below and let me know what you think of this fun craft.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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