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Make a Solar Accent Light

8 June 2011 58,270 views 5 Comments

by rhonda

Ever since Christmas when I made my North Pole street light, I've been hooked on the idea of crafting with solar path lights.  I have a bag of them sitting in my closet and waiting to be turned into something brilliant.  If you, too, have a stash of solar lights, check out these photos sent to us by DSC reader Pat.  She used dollar store materials to make an elegant solar accent light!

Project estimate:

  • Solar path light, $1 and up
  • Fancy wide-mouth glass, $1 and up
  • Glass rocks, $1

Total:  $3 and up

Pour some glass rocks into the glass.  (Make sure you use a glass that has a wide enough mouth to accommodate the solar path light.)  Remove the stem portion of the solar path light (it should come right off) and place it in the glass, nesting the bottom into the glass rocks.

Place the light in the window during the day to charge it, then enjoy the soft glow for hours after dark!

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  • Jennifer said:

    Awesome! I’m gonna have to try that!

  • Ari said:

    These are like making sun jars! What i do however, is spray Frosted glass paint into the glass so the solar panel isn’t visible.

  • CameliaAna said:

    Im looking for a good PV panel manufacturer/installer,anybody got a resoruce or something

  • Rachel said:

    That’s a really great look! Thanks so much for the great idea, I’ll be linking.