Monday, September 24, 2012

Sukkah Chandelier

Being the minimalist that I am, I don't care for a lot of tchotchkes hanging in our sukkah. 

Instead, I prefer one show-stopping light fixture that becomes the main decoration itself and also sheds light for evening dinners. Since our sukkah won't be going up for another few days I shot this year's chandelier on our porch.

I put this together with a 26 inch hula-hoop and two packs of LED mini lights. I sprayed the hula-hoop orange to blend in with the lights. 

It was just a matter of wrapping the lights around the hula hoop...
I hung it with the floral wire. 

You may remember my light fixture last Sukkot. I made that one out of plastic cups...
Here's the real story...it was great on most days, but whenever it rained the cups would fill up with water and the weight of the fixture came crashing down on the table! I'd have to empty the cups and hang it again.
So this year I went with something that the rain won't hurt.

Can't wait to hang it in the sukkah!

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12 comments:

  1. Neat! This would be nice in various size hoops as well.

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    1. Yes, the toy store had 3 sizes to choose from and I picked the medium. Thanks for writing!

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  2. Much to the horror of my children, I own a gold sparkly hula hoop that would be perfect for this. (I remembered loving to hula hoop as a kid and thought it would be a great way to exercise. Never mind my current success rate.) I picked it up a few months ago at my local Walmart. This is a lovely fixture!

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    1. Mine was pink sparkly before I painted it! It was really easy to make.

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  3. good idea! we just string our lights around the top - so boring! :)

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    1. I used to string lights around the top, too. I just took it one step further.

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  4. Fab job Rita, I was just eyeing my hula hoops for some Succah decor too! chag sameach and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  5. I see that this is an old post and I don't know if you are still around to answer questions.....I love your idea and was wondering if you have to run the wire out to an electrical outlet or if these are battery operated lights or how exactly you connect to electricity with a minimum of visible wiring? Hopefully you can answer! Shabbat shalom and chag sameach

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    1. Hi Marla, I ran an extension cord and plugged the lights into an outdoor outlet. Chag Sameach!

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    2. did you use this as your main light source?

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