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 my top 14 ways to use solar lights in your home.
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.
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.
Which one of these is your favorite? Don’t you love that a few simple creations add ambiance to your home.
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