How to Make ORB SOLAR LIGHT for Your Patio -DIY

5 Materials
25 Minutes

Have you ever had one of those projects that you’ve dreamed of for years, but just never been able to cross off the list? Well, today I am so excited to be able to cross this orb hanging light off my large patio decor to do list! I am going to use Embroidery Hoops to make my IT!

Supplies needed Embroidery hoops – 2 or 3 same size hoops depending how full your like your orbit

  Paint –  Solar lights  purchased least expensive on Amazon

  Steel wire 24 gauge  is plenty  Metal Chain that you can pick at the Hardware Store too by the foot

  Hot glue gun with glue sticks

To have them matching my patio decor I decided to paint my embroidery hoops and chain black with paint spray to speed up a process

While all is drying, let’s assemble our solar lights so they will be ready. Open up top portion of the solar light and place your wire. Bottom portion will nicely secure that. Turn the light over, take the ends and make them meet in the middle and twist a couple times.

All is dry now and it is time to assemble our orb light together! 

Place the two inner hoops into one another so they look like this

Cover those loops with outter loop and attach chain with light

and we are done! Easy right!

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Agnes Chrzanowska
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  • Delilah Schons Delilah Schons on Jun 13, 2019

    How did you attach the hoops together?

  • Salena Salena on Jun 21, 2019

    Could you post an evening pick of it lit up? Wanted to see how much light it gives off. Thank you!


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  • Lauren. Lauren. on Mar 28, 2020

    Agnes Chrzanowska, OOOOOO LALA !!💓💓 They may look good on ya'lls patios but to me they are fantastic enough for my indoor dining room!! It's near a bright window all day so it would charge the lights and baby,it is SOOOOO SEXY LOOKING I would be proud to have in my dining or living area.

  • Gert Domber Gert Domber on Apr 04, 2020