I’m up to some more solar light creations… this time using a solar light and silverware to make a solar flower.
I started with a solar light from Walmart and removed the labels.
I bought spoons at Dollar tree in packs of 2 for $1. You could use silverware from a thrift store too. I bent them into this shape. I would need 5 per solar light.
This is where I had some trouble – I tried to secure the spoons using super glue, E6000, Gorilla Glue, epoxy, and more and all of them would only temporarily stick the spoons to the solar light.
In the end I attached the spoons to the solar light using gaffers tape. This made the spoon handles blend into the solar light handle.
Here’s a quick view from above.
I placed my solar flowers into a flower pot on my front porch with some of my other creations. I also made one with forks…
I love the solar spoons! Great way to reflect the light. Those round solar lights from Walmart are perfect for this project.
Thank you Linda, and they are so delightful to see at night. Love those solar lights 😉
Really cool idea.. but you need to post a night time pic of all you solar creations so we can see them in their true glory! Thanks for all the ideas
Thank you Melody, and you are so right. I have the hardest time taking a night photos … I’ll work on it. Perhaps a new video coming soon of dusk so that you can see the item and the solar light on.
What a cute idea! I can’t wait to try it.
Thank you so much Amy, and I love that you want to try it
Anita Holland says
Great idea, I have tried bending a spoon in the past and they always snap. I will go and buy some cheap ones.
Thank you Anita, and yes I can see how this happens. I’ve had good luck with the Dollar Store ones (and sometimes Thrift Store) and hope you do too.
Thank you Lirtea
Antionette Blake says
Wow, you definitely are creative. These are cute, thanks for sharing #trafficjamweekend
Thank you Antionette, and thanks for a great party.
Thank you for all the great ideas! My husband loves solar lights, I’m going to try adding one to our container garden.
Thank you Leslie and I’m thrilled you are interested in creating one – would love to see a picture of yours when you’re finished 🙂
Very clever, Chas, but I have to investigate gaffers tape now. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s!
Thank you Ann. Gaffers tape is a great strong tape like electrical but more of a fabric tape that doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind. Very easy to work with.
Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos Blog Party. poinsettiadr.com
Thank you Linda, and I’ll see you at the next party.
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.
Thank you so much Marilyn, hope you’re having a wonderful weekend