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DIY Solar Lamps

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I needed some nice lighting on my patio, but have no outside outlets. After 3 years in our house, I finally figured out a cost effective solution!
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I bought broken brass lamps at the thrift store for $ each. I sprayed them generously with waterproof spraypaint to ensure they last for a while.
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Then I went to Lowe's and bought 4 different types of solar pathway lights. I wasn't sure which ones would fit and look the best until I had the chance to try them out at home. Luckily my favorites fit and I just returned the extras.
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I used epoxy to adhere the solar lights to the lamp base and stacked heavy books on top to get a good solid hold.
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Check out the blog post for all of the details and tips to make your own!

To see more: http://too-much-time.com/2014/06/diy-outdoor-solar-lamp-diy.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Martha Helms Meadows
    Martha Helms Meadows Livingston, TX

    I love this idea if I could find lamps like urs I'd try it!

  • Mayra Romero
    Mayra Romero Los Angeles, CA

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing 👍👍👍

  • BethAnn
    BethAnn Robertsville, MO

    Very clever. I think I'm going to do this for the sitting area on my front porch and the patio.

  • Jacoba Magrietha Meyer

    Super duper idea. Thank you.

  • Sue c.
    Sue c. Linwood, MI

    Your idea is a peach. I need lights to accent my front porch outer edges and I think I'll try floor lamps. Thanks for the excellent idea.

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