Solar Light Creations

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I love solar lights and anyone who knows me can vouch for that. I have over 100 solar lights in my yard and many of them are made into creations that I've made. I build most of them out of things I find at garage sales & thrift stores. Here are just a few for me to share with you...


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For this first one, the base is a tealight holder that is supposed to have a lampshade. I placed a solar light (minus the stem) into the tealight location and placed an old glass shade over the top. You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/lights/solar-lamp-29886103>

This one is a standing candle holder that has vines. I placed a glass lamp shade on top to make the illusion of a flower. I placed a solar light minus the stem in the center of the flower.

This is a taper candle holder. I placed silicone in the base and added the solar light to the top of it to make a lamp.

This candle holder used to have a glass piece in the center to hold a tealight. That piece was long gone when I got it at a garage sale. I spray painted it silver and placed a sphere solar light (minus the stem) in the center where the glass for the tealight used to be.

This is one of my many solar chandeliers. You can find the full tutorial about this one here: http://www.hometalk.com/amp/diy/outdoor/decor...>

This one is a vase that I turned into a solar holder. You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/lights/from-vase-to-solar-light-28068887...>

This is a glass pumpkin that I found at a thrift store. You can find the full tutorial here on this one: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/lights/fr...>

This is a plant stand, a jar from World Market, and a solar light and I created a light house. You can see the tutorial for this one here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/rooms/re...>

I found this owl on clearance at Walmart and I had to add a solar light to him as well. You can find the tutorial on him here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/rooms/ca...>

Yet another candle holder minus the tealight candle inserts found at the thrift store. I added some tea cups and solar lights - you can find the tutorial for this one here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/organize/storage-...>

I found this candelabra at a thrift store and with some paint, silicone, and solar lights I changed it into a solarabra. You can find the directions here:

https://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/lights/from-candle-to-solarabra--15974686

I found these candle holders a year later at a garage sale. I snagged them as I felt they matched the above solarabra. I spray painted them, added some silicone and solar lights and love how they match. You can find my tutorial here for these: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/decor/can...>

I made a lighthouse out of terra cotta pots. Paint the pots, silicone them together, and add a solar light on top. You can find the tutorial here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/garden/pa...>

Yet another solar chandelier to add to my collection. This taper candle holder I found at a thrift store. I added silicone to each holder spot and added the solar light. Let it dry for 24 hours and it's ready to go outside.


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  • Shirley Shirley on Aug 04, 2018

    How much sun time do the solar lights need to work well?

  • Laura Ackley Laura Ackley on Aug 04, 2018

    What happens when the solar light burns out? How can they be replaced when bottom is glued on.

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  • Susan Clements Brown Susan Clements Brown on Aug 10, 2018

    thank you for the inspiration. I'm going to go find some solar lights

  • Joy Joy on Jul 10, 2021

    On those number jars it would be a little more expensive but you could use cooking oil and it would never go bad, water would eventually go bad, you would need to change it regarding. Just a thought, we used the oil in jars years ago with pictures in it and it is still good.

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