These cute little fungi can illuminate paths, add a little light to flower pots, or highlight structural elements in your backyard.
Solar lights with flat tops
Glass light shade – you can find these at thrift stores for cheap!
A drop cloth, frosted glass spray, and a spray paint color – I’m using this beautiful yellowy Summer Squash
Glass cleaner and paper towels
First, thoroughly clean the inside and outside of the shades with glass cleaner and paper towels.
Remove all stickers from the solar lights, take them apart so you separate the light from the base. Assemble the base so the ground spike is out.
Spray the inside of the glass with the frosted glass spray. This dries pretty quickly and you can recoat per the directions.
Spray paint the base and spike with the spray paint. Allow each side to fully dry before rolling over to spray the other side.
Reassemble the solar lights.
The shade will fit down over the solar light.
The hole at the top of the shade will allow sunlight to hit the panel and the light glows with the help of the frosting spray.
Place where the solar panel will have direct sun for part of the day so they can charge. These work great along a path...
... in flower pots...
...or to light important yard structure, like trees.
And enjoy the lighting at dusk!
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Lisa West on May 13, 2021
Looks great. Why didn't you use painters tape and tape off the solar panel and paint the black yellow as well? Then you would see all yellow through out the whole peice. Either way it looks great. They make seamless shades now. That would look super cute. They make yellow purple pink blues turquoise red. Awesome colors. Also ice which is a light grey.
Lori 6 days ago
I would put little dots on them so they really look like mushrooms! Cute idea