I always looking at items to repurpose ando these tired wall sconces fit the bill! I bought these at a time when they were the "in" thing for wall decor.
I had already repurposed them once from a candlestick holder into a plaque holders.
Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
I had already repurposed them once from a candlestick holder into a plaque holder as seen below. I removed the cup and plate potion and tossed it to create a cradle for the plaque.
Then in a eureka moment I thought of the next repurpose for them,outdoor solar LIGHTING!
Remember, I tossed the candle holder parts so we modified it for the solar lights to fit by adding small dowels over the metal tip to make it a snug fit for the base of the solar lights to rest on. It then got painted black to match the metal color.
Here is the finished look hanging on my backyard fence.
Day look vs. evening look.
I have another pair that were gifted to me after they saw my idea for them so these should be easier to fit the solar lights onto since the cup and plate portion are still there.
I purchased the mini solar lights at 1.50 each and removed the stake part from them and no I'm not tossing the stakes because I know they'll come in handy later on.
There's are loads of solar lights styles and sizes and as many crafts you can create using them. Seen here is another style in my flowerpot lighthouse. I hope this post inspires you to be creative...everyday!
Materials I used for this project:
- Solar Light Sticks (Canadian Tire)
- Black Paint (Canadian Tire)
- Wall Sconce Decor (Canadian Dollar Store)