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Turn Solar Lights Into an Outdoor Table Centerpiece

I've been trying to figure out how to get better lighting out on my patio. Candles melt...batteries have to be replaced on outdoor candles...so, next on my list were solar lights. Here's what I did to make them pop!
Cost: $5
I took these boring solar lights that I found for under $1 and took off the bottom portion of them. I then unscrewed the top black piece from the clear part and spray painted them. I used some painter's tape on the solar part to ensure no paint got onto it.
I then found some old wood I had laying around, painted them, and drilled some holes into the top with a drill bit that was the same size as the light stem.
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Placed the lights in the wood and voila! A great way to add some light and decor to any porch or patio.

To see more: http://www.thriftyandchic.com/2013/08/diy-outdoor-lighting-for-table.html

  • Elizabeth Madden

    Make sure you get the lights that are pictured, if you get lights that cast light down instead of straight out all the lights won't work.

  • Colgrey

    Those solar lights are wonderful in the house during a thunder storm, if the power goes off......just keep some sitting in a pretty terra cota pot, or a collection of them in a basket by the door (or a convenient place). When the power goes off, you

    • Marlene Wilson
      Marlene Wilson Saint Marys, WV

      We do the same thing.They put off a lot of light inside!

  • Lynne Webb

    Sheer genius. I'm on the prowl for an old chandelier. I'll be elegant on my front porch.

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN

    The best one I've seen yet for those little lights, so cute!

  • Linda Abate
    Linda Abate Nashua, NH

    Such a neat way of dressing up your picnic table. These solar lights are very versatile and are quite inexpensive to purchase. Like how you put them at various heights.

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