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Get your patio or deck ready for summer with this simple but whimsical light fixture from Do It Yourself magazine.

Thu, 5 Aug 2010|

This is Better.tv, your online source for Home, Family, Life. It's time to get your potty ready for summertime or maybe you have a deck, that'll do too. Do It Yourself magazine, Jenny Wright shows us how to make a simple, but whimsical light fixture that is sure to be a summer party conversation piece. Outdoor entertaining is more popular than ever. So, you don't wanna do it in the dark. I'm Jenny Wright with Do It Yourself Magazine, and I'm gonna show you how to make a colorful and inexpensive light fixtures in just 1 hour, and you don't even need an electricity in the hand. The first thing you need to do is find the base for your chandelier. I've used the galvanized tray, but you can use a feed pan or an oil drip pan. Really, the only important thing is that you have vertical side. And for smaller chandelier or pendant light, you could use a pulley like this. The next thing you wanna do is look to your bottles that you're gonna use. I chose this one that hasn't more narrow center because we're gonna hold it on with zip ties and it will keep it from slipping. Another option is this one, which has bump on it and the keeps it from sliding off also. You wanna try to find the most colorful bottles that you can because they're gonna glow beautifully. Next, you wanna drill holes in your tray. Drill them about an inch and half apart all the way around. The hole needs to be large enough to allow a zip tie to fit through and put snugs and you're on to the next one. Now, let's hang this chandelier. I have chosen to use 3 equal length of galvanized wire with loop to the top. The way that you make the loop is to use a piece [unk] [unk] fitted on 2 sides, add a single piece and crimp it. It's not going anywhere. It's really secured. Use an eye hook and C-hook to attach your support to a beam or add some glow to your garden or inside your house. This one is really gonna allow your friend. I'm Jenny Wright with Bettertv. And for more fun ideas like that, check out the Do It Yourself Magazine website at diyideas.com, and their projects for every skill level including those of you that are all thumbs. This has been Better.tv. We're always on with tips and ideas to make your life better. Send us your thoughts, ideas at Better.tv. Together, we'll make your Home, Family, and Life Better. Thanks for watching.