Those inexpensive solar lights that you can find at the dollar store can be used for more than just lining the pathway in your front yard. You can easily harness the sun’s stored up energy when you try one of these fun backyard lighting projects!
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Make your flowers shine, day or night! If you plant a solar light in your hanging flower pot, you can still admire the blooms long after the sun has gone down. Tina from Mommy's Kitchen thought this "bright" idea would be perfect to light up her planter at night.
Outfit an old lamp with a solar light and your outdoor gathering will never go dark. This perfect marriage of outdoor lighting and long summer nights is easy to make happen! Check out Redo It Yourself Inspirations for more details on this cute little lamp makeover.
Put the power of sunlight into a DIY tiki torch! Using solar lights inside this tropical themed lighting stick can save you money in the long run. After all, sunlight energy is free! Find out more about this cool torch upgrade from Sophia at Perched.
Solar lights fit perfectly inside a candle sconce! Now you don't have to worry about messy candle wax or monitoring dangerous flames. Redo It Yourself Inspirations can show you how easy it is to light up the new millennium with this classic piece of decor.
You may be familiar with wedding cake toppers, but now it's time to introduce solar light toppers to the world! The top is removable, making it a cinch to swap out with different bases. It's easier than switching out your clothes or makeup every season!
Don't let your garden gnomes get lost in the tall grass ever again! Give your faux garden friends a beacon of sunlight to show them the way home. Melissa, the Empress of Dirt, can show you how to outfit these cute mini clay pot lighthouses with a solar lamp so that everyone can navigate the backyard at night.
Make your outdoor dining experience even better by lighting up the table with a beautiful sunlit glow! A few inexpensive solar lights can easily replace light bulbs in an overhead chandelier. Skaie at HomeJelly can show you how she upgraded her old lighting fixture in a just a few easy steps.
The Sun O'Lantern is Jack's much safer cousin! Just pop a solar light onto the pumpkin's head to keep his smile shining bright throughout the night. This is a much better option than burning candles, especially if it should "accidentally" get kicked on its side during the festive holiday season! Check out Bitz & Giggles for all the details on this fun project.
Watch this video to find out how to make these adorable DIY solar lanterns!
Ditch Artificial Lights
Cut the cord for good! Use solar lights in your backyard instead of wasting energy with regular bulbs. These DIYs are not only fun to make, but it helps make the transition to solar energy an effortless experience!