From Candle Holder to Solar Holder (plus 2nd Option)

3 Materials
5 Minutes
I bought 2 candle holders at thrift stores - both are fall pumpkin shaped. I turned one into a solar holder and the other incorporates a repurposed bottle and lights...

I found both of these pumpkin candle holders at a thrift stores for a reasonable price! Gotta love that.

I'll start with the solar pumpkin... I bought a solar light from Big Lots that matched the brass decor of the pumpkin.

I pulled the light off the stem.

I had a glass vase that fit into the pumpkin, but you could find one of these at Dollar Tree.

I set the solar light on top of the vase.

I put the vase and solar light inside the pumpkin and I was done!

You could definitely leave this up all fall. I will probably leave mine up all year.

Onto the second candle holder repurposed a different way...

I took an empty bottle and cleaned off the label.

I stuffed a strand of 20 lights I got from Dollar Tree into the bottle.

I set the bottle into the pumpkin candle holder where the candle would go and created a stem.

Plugged in the lights and that was it.

Again, a great decoration for out on your porch all fall, and I'll leave mine up all year!
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Suggested materials:
  • Pumpkin candle holders
  • Solar light
  • String light
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  • Pat4344727 Pat4344727 on Oct 28, 2016
    love the solar light do you recharge your solar light once the top is on your pumpkin? thanks

  • Nancy Nancy on Oct 28, 2016
    I have some old solar lights with stakes to push into the ground that I don't use anymore. Would those work?

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