DIY Waterdrop Solar Lights

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Finally our side yard makeover is done. And oh boy, did it turn out beautifully! Hopefully, Greg will share the reveal pictures soon, but until then, I wanted to share something unique from our side garden: our new DIY waterdrop solar lights!
diy waterdrop solar lights
What do you think? Don’t they look lovely? You’d be surprised to learn how easy and quick it was to make these beauties. And being able to repurpose these useless watering globes I bought a couple of years ago was definitely a big bonus!
diy waterdrop solar lights
I say these watering globes are useless because they never worked for us. Every time I tried them with a house plant, the plant would die, while these little buggers sat there, stuck in the dirt and full of water. [In their defense, she kills every house plant she tries to care for :-) -Greg]  So they were a constant reminder of wasted money, but anyway, now they serve a way better purpose, don't you think so? ;-)

Ok, ok -  I know you are wondering how I made these lights, so let's get on with the tutorial, shall we?

I gave the materials list at the blog post. Once I gathered all the materials, I started by screwing the 1/2 inch elbow onto the 1/2 inch black pipe nipple.
diy waterdrop solar lights
Then I unscrewed the handle from the hose bib....

Before checking out the whole tutorial would you like to see how these lights turned out? Here are my beautiful lights during the day hours:
diy waterdrop solar lights
diy waterdrop solar lights
This is how they look in the early evening hours (when the solar lights just turned on):
diy waterdrop solar lights
Then later in the evening, when it is darker…
diy waterdrop solar lights
diy waterdrop solar lights

diy waterdrop solar lights
I really love our new DIY garden lights, and I hope you liked them too!

Should you have any questions please visit the blog post as you'll find a very detailed tutorial. Also there are more garden DIY posts which I am sure you'll enjoy, so make sure you visit us on The Navage Patch.
Thanks for reading and happy crafting!

Handan, xo

Suggested materials:

  • Cable ties
  • Small pipe
Handan & Greg @ The Navage Patch

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Lisa West

    So your the one who made the tea pot solar lights. I seen it on pinterest. I love all of your out door solar light creation. The water globes turned out beautiful. It adds a bit of romance to your garden. I also bet your hubs rolled his eyes alot during your creations too. Lol I also bet he loves the creations you come up with and secretly admires the fact he married a very smart beautiful creative loving woman. I do hope he tells you this often. My fiance rolls his eyes some times when I come up with some thing. He ends up helping me with some creations. So any way gorgeous job. Keep them coming. The water globes by the way are gorgeous. Blown glass has always fascinated me. Just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be following your blog. I will also reload my Instagram. I really never used it.

  • Brenda Black
    19 hours ago

    I am going to adapt for my grandkids. Thank you for the Inspiration... ✨🎆🎇🌌🌠

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