Candle Holder Solar Light Creations

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I went to an all town garage sale and found a bunch of fun candle holders to upcycle into solar light creations!

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Here is the first candelabra that I was excited to work with and just in time for fall. This candle holder was $4!

I used Folk Art Treasure Gold to paint the stem, and I used Copper to paint the leaves. I let that dry after painting.

I put Superglue into the base of the candle holders, pulled solar lights off their bases, and placed them into the candle holder.

I let it dry completely and love how it turned out.

Here's a picture of it lit up at night.

Here is the next set of candle holders I picked up. I already had 3 glass lamp shades on hand that I was trying to figure out what to do with.

I Superglued the glass lamp shades to the top of the candle holders and let that dry.

I pulled solar lights off their base (I got these from Walmart) and placed them into the glass shades.

I love how they remind me of flowers and they are currently lighting my front porch.

Here's a look at them lit up in the evening.

Here's my last candle holder. It's really big, beautiful, and heavy.

I pulled apart 3 Walmart solar lights from their bases and placed them into the candle holder for a perfect fit.

Here's the completed solar light and it's on my back patio to create ambiance.

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  • Nina Nina on Oct 03, 2019

    Cool idea. I have a question. You super glued the solar lights to the candle holder in the first one. How will you take it apart if the solar light goes bad, if you super glued it.



  • Debra Debra on Oct 10, 2019

    Since it’s under a porch roof, does it get enough sunlight to solar power the lights?

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