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I’m so excited to share Ella’s Fairy Treehouse reveal with you today.
It’s been a project that I’ve been looking forward to since we finished construction on her fairy house late last summer, but I waited because I knew that the excitement of having a treehouse was good enough initially.
I wanted to create a magical space that was all her own – just steps away from our main deck.
I tried to leave some space available so that she could help create a few magical additions to her treehouse after the reveal, and it’s also not warm enough yet for me to set out any flowers so I’m going to have her help pick those out in a couple weeks.
(I’ll do a full post with the full details on the Fairy Treehouse once she’s been able to add her own creative touch and we’ve added some flowers.)
DIY Pendant Light Tutorial
But before we get to the reveal – I’m going to share with you how I made a dramatic and professional looking pendant light for Ella’s treehouse using a couple of unexpected materials and Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries.
This DIY Pendant Light adds a major wow factor to the fairy treehouse and I think it looks almost store-bought! No one is going to believe that this pendant light only cost you $4 to make!
We partnered with Energizer® on this post and used Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries because they are lightweight, leak resistant and perform in extreme temperatures, making them a great choice for outdoor use. The AA batteries are the #1 longest lasting AA batteries, so I won’t have to be getting out the ladder and swapping out the batteries all of the time.
We also bought an extra pack of the batteries to use in Ella’s walkie talkies, because I’m pretty sure she’s now going to be spending most of her time in her magical Fairy Treehouse.
Materials Needed for DIY Outdoor Pendant Light
- 2 wire hanging garden baskets
- Fairy twinkle lights
- Black zip ties
- Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries (AA/AAA as indicated on the twinkle lights)
- Twine, optional for hanging
Tip: the only change I would make to this DIY is that I would have purchased a much longer string of fairy lights to make it brighter and having more interest.
How to Make a DIY Pendant Light
Remove any chains or tags from the hanging garden baskets, using scissors or pliers as needed.
Determine if you will use the provided chain to hang up the basket or twine. I used the provided chain and used my pliers to connect the chains to form one long chain, by opening and connecting the ending chains.
Place the openings of the baskets together and secure using the zip ties to form an orb.
Trim the excess off the zip ties.
Place the proper batteries in the battery pack.
Secure the battery pack for the fairy lights on the top of your orb – again, using zip ties.
Thread the fairy lights throughout the orb, as desired.
Hang your pendant light.
Grab your free printable directions for our DIY Orb Pendant Light here:
We purchased our Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries at Kroger:
Alright – and now onto the fairy treehouse reveal:
I hope our DIY Fairy Treehouse and DIY Pendant Light inspires you to add a bit of magic to your outdoor spaces this summer!