Lighten Up!

Lighten Up!

I love solar lights. I have quite a few, but always want more. I had seen many light fixtures converted to beautiful solar fixtures on Pinterest and after we bought a hot tub last year, I decided I needed to make one. You can read all aboutย my original DIY Solar Chandelier failure here.

DIY Solar chandelier - Successes and Failures!

A week or so ago, I found solar lights on clearance at Target. I took that as a sign that it was time to do something about that DIY failure. The hot glue had not held. So I added more hot glue. Now it looked messy and it still didn’t hold.

DIY Solar Chandelier - What NOT to do

First things first.

I gathered my supplies and headed outside to work.

DIY Solar Chandelier - How to

SUPPLY LIST:

solar lights
glue
chandelier
glass of tea

DIY Solar Chandelier

STEP 1: Pull the ground stake out of the light.

DIY Solar Chandelier

DIY Solar Chandelier

STEP 2: Twist the top off the globe.

DIY Solar Chandelier

STEP 3:ย The manufacturer has placed a small piece of paper in the light which breaks the circuit and prevents the battery from running downย before you even purchase the light. You will need to remove this piece of paper. Screw the top back onto the globe.

DIY Solar Chandelier

STEP 4: Apply glue to globe. I have read a lot of instructions for these solar chandeliers, and a lot of them say that their new lights fit into their chandelier perfectly with no glue needed. Mine do not fit my chandelier.

DIY Solar Chandelier

STEP 5: Place light into chandelier and hold in place for a few seconds.

DIY Solar Chandelier

REPEAT!

and REPEAT!

and REPEAT!

and REPEAT!

DIY Solar Chandelier

Once I had them all glued in, I set my chandelier in full sun for a couple of hours to charge the batteries.

DIY Solar Chandelier

We are in a drought here in Alabama and my grass is so brown and ugly.

DIY Solar Chandelier

I then hung it up and waited (impatiently) for dark.

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DIY Solar Chandelier

DIY Solar Chandelier

I love the Spa Blue Rustoleum 2X Cover spray paint that I used on the chandelier.ย It is the perfect soft lighting for romantic nights in the hot tub. AND this glue should hold up well, but I’ll keep you posted.

 

 

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25 comments

  1. Ducks n a Row says:

    Nikki thank you so much for reaching out at my party. I love this post! I am emailing you (at least I hope so–I will see if I can find your address) with a tip I think you will be glad about and am following you on your social media, too!
    Sineaโ™ฅ

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Sinea, Thanks so much! I am so happy to meet you and become bloggy friends. I will be looking for the email. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Vanessa says:

    Wow, what a great idea. It’s so beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It’s great having you and hope you share this coming Sunday afternoon.

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Vickie! They are usually cheap at the thrift store. This one was one my husband had taken out of his parents house a long time ago. So I am happy to be re-using it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      I love solar lights because they are absolutely zero work! The sun does all the work for you. Thanks for stopping by Debra! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Kati! I’ve seen some really fancy ones, so I might do some embellishing at some point. But I like it the way it is for now. Thanks for visiting. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      Renee, that is exactly how I felt the first time I saw one on Pinterest! But it was a couple of years later before I found the spot. Thanks for your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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