I went to a thrifts store and upcycled and repurposed dishes, candle holders, and an old washtub to make a relaxing area for my home.
I found this broken cake stand base at the thrift store for free. I E6000 glued a bowl upside down onto the cake stand base to create a mushroom for my garden.
This is a vase filled with water to make it more sturdy – you could add dollar tree rocks if you like – and E6000 taper candle holder upside down onto the base to create another mushroom.
This last mushroom is a stemmed glass dish upside down for the base. I placed E6000 onto the base and then an upside down bowl onto that.
I added some leaf dishes as lily pads and added some dollar store ceramic frogs to create a display.
This solar chandelier is a candle holder that was missing the glass pieces to hold the candles. The solar lights fit right into the holes. It creates some great ambiance in our gazebo.
This fountain was so easy to create. The washtub is my grandparents but you could easily use a flower pot. I bought a fountain kit at Walmart and now I have a nice fountain on my patio. You can find the full tutorial here – Easy and Inexpensive Water Fountain/Feature
I also created this solar fountain by placing a solar fountain pump in a thrift store bowl onto a plant stand I found for free. You can see the full tutorial here – Easy Solar Fountain For Your Yard
I also added a solar fountain pump to this fondue pot to create a solar fountain by day and take that off for a small table top fire by night. This one is at our small condo on our deck. You can see the full tutorial here – Fondue Pot to Table Top Solar Fountain & Fire Pit
For my solar lamp, I siliconed a solar light into a candle holder I found at the thrift store. You can find more of my solar creations here – Solar Light Creations
I found this fun taper candle holder at IKEA. I siliconed solar lights into the taper candle holders and let that dry. I added some dangling crystals I found at the thrift store for added sparkle. I hung this in our tree. It hangs low enough to get plenty of light.
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