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…
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.
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. This one was a candle holder I found at a flea market. It was missing all of the glass candle inserts. I brought it home and painted it. I added solar lights to each of the loops and it hangs in our gazebo.
This one is a vase that I turned into a solar holder. I added little glass flat rocks from Dollar Tree to the base, and added the sphere solar light from Walmart to the top.
This is a glass pumpkin that I found at a thrift store. I added a cylinder vase from Dollar Tree to the center and added a solar light to the top of it.
This is a light house plant stand I got on clearance from Walmart. I added a jar from World Market that was a gift from my husband, and a solar light and I created a light house.
I found this owl on clearance at Walmart and I had to add a solar light in a ball jar to the center of him.
Yet another candle holder minus the tealight candle inserts found at the thrift store. I added some tea cups and solar lights.
I found this candelabra at a thrift store and with some paint, silicone, and solar lights I changed it into a solarabra.
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.
I made a lighthouse out of terra cotta pots. Paint the pots, silicone them together, and add a solar light on top.
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.
I promise to add some more detailed descriptions on how to make some of these over time. Just wanted to show you a few simple ideas to add ambiance to your home.
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