3 Ways to Use Solar Lights Outside

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Have you ever wondered what to do with solar lights or how to decorate with them? I am going to show you 3 ways to use solar lights outside.

I found this little tealight holder at a thrift store for $2.

I found this little tealight holder at a thrift store for $2.

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I grabbed 3 Dollar Tree solar lights, and pulled the bases off of all of them.  I used my Plaid Wood Burning Tool, added the knife top, heated it up, and then I used it to cut the little plastic knob off 3 solar lights.

I grabbed 3 Dollar Tree solar lights, and pulled the bases off of all of them. I used my Plaid Wood Burning Tool, added the knife top, heated it up, and then I used it to cut the little plastic knob off 3 solar lights.

I placed silicone and a solar light into each tealight holder.

I placed silicone and a solar light into each tealight holder.

I let it dry for 24 hours and now it sits on a table on my front porch.  This is just one way to use solar lights outside.

I let it dry for 24 hours and now it sits on a table on my front porch. This is just one way to use solar lights outside.

My friend gave me this candle holder stand.  I washed it, scraped off a lot of the peeling paint and rust.  I then painted it with Rustoleum black paint and let it dry completely.

My friend gave me this candle holder stand. I washed it, scraped off a lot of the peeling paint and rust. I then painted it with Rustoleum black paint and let it dry completely.

I filled 3 mason jars with flat glass rocks.  I pulled apart the solar light and placed the solar light in the center of the mason jar lid.

I filled 3 mason jars with flat glass rocks. I pulled apart the solar light and placed the solar light in the center of the mason jar lid.

I placed the lids onto the jars.

I placed the lids onto the jars.

I placed it in my yard and here is another example of how to use solar lights outside.

I placed it in my yard and here is another example of how to use solar lights outside.

For my last project, I used an old lamp.  I cut the wire off, and removed all of the parts I didn't need.

For my last project, I used an old lamp. I cut the wire off, and removed all of the parts I didn’t need.

I added silicone to the top of the lamp where the light bulb screwed in.

I added silicone to the top of the lamp where the light bulb screwed in.

I pulled the stem off a solar light I found at Walmart and placed it into the silicone.

I pulled the stem off a solar light I found at Walmart and placed it into the silicone.

I let it dry completely and then placed it in my yard.

I let it dry completely and then placed it in my yard.

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23 Comments

  1. Wow you are the solar light master. These are some great ideas. I want to see a tour of your backyard. I bet it’s amazing. This is making me feel the pressure to take it up a notch. Glad to be part of the hop.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words Andrea. I do get an evening backyard solar light tour request. I guess I better get on that. Wonderful doing a backyard hop with you.

  2. Chas, using solar lights is so perfect here in Arizona because we have so many sunny days! Who knew you could use them so many different ways! I agree with Andrea, you are the solar light master! Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas!

    1. Thank you so much Mary, you all are so very sweet. My kids tell me they need to wear sunglasses at night now because I keep making them. lol Wonderful backyard hopping with you

    1. Thank you so much Tarah, I’m thrilled you like it and want some solar lights for your backyard too. Wonderful backyard hopping with you!

  3. Great project to be used every evening on the porch. I am dreaming of making one and enjoying some wine and cheese on our porch with those pretty candelabra solar lights.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kippi

    1. Thank you so much Kippi, I know you like solar lights as much as me. Love the idea of wine and cheese on a porch…. I’m coming over friend. Wonderful backyard hopping with you! Hugs back

  4. You are so creative! I hadn’t thought about using silicone when hot glue may not hold up, that is a game changer for me! 3 great projects anyone can do!

    1. Thank you so much Chloe, I’m so excited you like the backyard project.

  5. Thank you Chas! I just posted this to linkedin. I have had a lot of trouble those commenting. I am getting at least 4-5 popup ads and videos that cover the form. So somethingis happening. Call your ad companies.

    1. Thank you Beth, I’m kind of addicted to creating them 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, I truly appreciate the support.

  7. More fantastic solar light projects! Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions!

    Michelle
    mybijoulifeonline.com

    1. Thank you so much Michelle, thanks for another great party and I’ll see you at the next one.

    1. Thank you Laura, they’re so much fun to create.

  8. How cute are these! I love how much detail you can add to all of these!

    1. Thank you so much Meg, they are so fun and addictive to make.

  9. We have been spending a lot more time outside lately and this is such perfect decor for it!

    1. Thank you so much Ann, we have so many of these in my yard now my kids joke they need sunglasses at night lol

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