Patio Chandelier DIY: Using a Colander & Lamp Cord
All you need is: A colander of your choice (I used the Chefmate stainless steel colander, the pineapples make awesome patterns on the ceiling when illuminated), a lamp cord (we just took one out of a lamp we weren't using anymore - one end has a plug and the other end has a bulb socket), and a hook to hang the cord from your overhang.
Since colanders already have holes in the bottom, string your cord (bulb socket detached at this point) through the center hole. Put a washer on (to keep it hanging even) and then reattach the bulb socket.
Attach a hook into the overhang and hang it from there, at the desired length. Next, simply plug in and voila! A unique, one-of-a-kind chandelier that costs less than $10 to make and can be enjoyed for many summer evenings to come.