Pumpkin Candle Holder Upcycles

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I love thrift stores & garage sales, and I love solar lights and things that light up (you’ll probably hear me say this a lot)!  On one of my trips, I bought 2 candle holders – both are fall pumpkin shaped. I turned one into a solar holder and the other incorporates a recycled bottle and lights…

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Who doesn’t love a good deal???  I found both of these pumpkin candle holders at a thrift stores.

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 re-purposed 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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  1. WOW I love that solar light! I will have to do that. I always envy my neighbors solar lights that she has in her gardens. Thank you so much for the idea. Saw it through the brag about it link party. pinned:)

    1. Thank you Kathleen, I am addicted to solar lights! So glad you want to give it a try 🙂

  2. I love the solar light and I will definitely give it a try sometime.Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Miriam, so pleased you want to give it a try 🙂

    1. Thank you Angie, thank you for the Pin 🙂

  3. Those are two very creative way to create outdoor lights. Both turned out beautifully.

  4. Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  5. Those were really cute thrift finds! Solar lights make all the difference in landscaping, your idea is easy and functional. I need to go thrifting and see what I can find! Thank you for sharing with us at Designing You!

    1. Thank you Trudy, I have to say I’m kind of a solar light junkie 🙂

    1. Thank you so much and thank you for having a place for all of us to share ideas! 🙂

  6. I’ve never seen those lights at my dollar tree….hmmm……start the car I’m going back!
    Thanks for the idea! mybrightideasblog.com

    1. Thanks and I hope you find them. They are come in purple or orange. The also have some fabulous LED lights as well.

  7. These are both great ideas, but I am in love with the solar one. It worked so perfectly. Now I want to make a ton of my own! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    1. Thank you so much and I hope you can find or have some fun candle holders to do this too as well 🙂

  8. Stephanie says:

    You are so clever and creative, my friend. I just love these pumpkins.

    I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie, I’m so glad you like them. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend as well and staying warm. Hugs back!

    1. Thanks so much and I’ll see you again this week at the party.

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