These DIY Solar Light Projects for Home and Garden are gorgeous yet inexpensive and will illuminate your place with the warmest vibes!
DIY Solar Light Projects for Home and Garden are cost-effective and sustainable options that also enhance the beauty of the place, using natural renewable energy from the Sun!
DIY Solar Light Projects for Home and Garden
1. Recycled Solar Light Lamp
Transform the old lamp in your store into a classy outdoor element beside the walkway. One similar kind of DIY is here to follow.
2. DIY Sun Jar
This DIY solar light project requires mason jars, and you’ll find many more DIYs below requiring mason jars. Visit Instructables to see the tutorial.
3. DIY Glowing Orbs
This glowing orbs project is incredible; it can make your outdoor space appear magical in night. The DIY post is available at The Art of Doing Stuff! They didn’t use solar lights, but you can replace conventional lights with them.
4. Bottle Tree Art
Are you looking for the perfect way to add some outdoor accent lighting to your landscape? This Bottle Tree art is one of the trendy ideas for patio and urban gardens this spring. Visit Fresh Patio to learn more!
5. Solar Bottle Tops with Wire LED
This solar lantern kit has a bottle top with 3 short LED light strings attached. The kit provides a maximum of 5 hours of solar lighting. One of its kind of tutorial is available here.
6. DIY Solar Light Chandelier
Do this project in no time with a few common materials and then let your imagination run wild in decorating it. Hang it up somewhere where it will catch the light and enjoy watching it shine. Click here to see the tutorial.
7. Solar Jack-o-Lantern Lights
If you love putting candles in pumpkins during Halloween, then this is a great idea. The solar Jack-o-Lantern will charge all day in the sun and automatically turn on once it’s dark. Click here to see the DIY article.
8. DIY Lamp Shade
Make a stunning lampshade out of twigs that you can find for free and a few other supplies. The step-by-step tutorial is here! Then once the glue has dried, burst the balloon and slowly pull out the pieces.
9. Make Your Clay Pot Lighthouse Lights
This is a simple leisure project to do with your loved ones. Gather all the basic supplies such as clay pots, solar light, and paint. Visit eBay to see the DIY post.
10. Outdoor Décor with Fairy Lanterns
The concept of using fairy lanterns in your home is hugely exciting. A fairy lantern is a handmade item made with a Mason jar, a fitted handle, and a solar lid. One of its kind of tutorial is here!
11. Outdoor Solar Lighting
Cut old pieces of wood to the desired lengths and bring this easy DIY solar light project to your home. Visit HomeTalk to find more about this idea.
12. Transform Old Mason Jars to Beautiful Solar Lights
Mason jars can be very versatile; we already posted about the DIY Mason Jar Ideas for Garden. This is one of the easiest DIY solar light projects to follow!
13. Repurposed Solar Accent Light
Repurposed accent light is perfect when sitting on the patio or balcony at night. The estimated cost is around 3$; the project uses materials such as glass rocks, a solar path light, and decorative wide-mouth glass. Learn more at Dollar Store Crafts
14. Turn the Ordinary into Extraordinary; Solar Address Sign
Make use of the old solar light kit and a lantern and your normal home address into something that instantly spruces up your home. Other materials you need include self-adhesive record numbers, an opaque, and shelf liner. Visit The Seasonal Home to see the tutorial.
15. Make DIY Solar Light Chandelier
This DIY solar light chandelier can improve the appearance of your outdoor seating space. The step by step tutorial is available at the Home Jelly!
16. Beach Glass Solar Lights
Make these tiny seaside worlds with just a few materials, then bask in the cool glow as the beach glass comes to life at night. Visit Garden Therapy to see the tutorial.
17. DIY Outdoor Solar Lighting using Rope Solar Light and Rustic Wire
This is a simple project; a path light wrapped in wire and hung with the help of a 15-inch rope. It is also very easy to replace the light when needed since it is held by the spring tension.
18. Solar Light Planter
Allow the color of blossoming plants to come alive at night too by introducing DIY solar light planter. With just a few common materials you can complete this project.
19. Miniature Fairy Solar Jars
If you adore fairy houses, then you are going to love these gorgeous little jars that brighten up in the dark. A helpful tutorial is available here.
20. Repurposed Candleholder Solar Light Centerpiece
An old candleholder, adhesive and solar light is used to make this attractive solar light centerpiece Visit Practips to see the tutorial.
21. Gorgeous and Repurposed Mason Jar Luminaries
Mason jar projects are easy, and you can make perfect lighting centerpieces out of them without spending a lot of money. For this DIY project, you will need a solar jar lid, tea light candles, mason jars, glass gems and hot glue. Visit Mom Spark to see more of it!
22. Decorative Spooky Solar Milk Containers
This DIY project is perfect for Halloween decorations. Turn these milk jugs into scary ghosts that lit up in the dark. Here’s more of it!
23. DIY Solar Light Flower Stand
Make this DIY solar light flower stand from your unused garden supplies. Easy to make and attractive, check out the DIY post at Simply Southern Mom!
24. Rustic Charming Tin Can Solar Lamp
Follow this budget-friendly idea if you want to bring a rustic charm to your space. Hang the tin can lantern from the ceiling or trees. The tutorial is here!
25. DIY Solar Bottle Light
Try this DIY Solar Bottle Light idea to light up the corners of your garden. This cheap project requires plastic bottles. See more of it at Instructables!
26. Frosted Solar Mushroom
This solar lit garden mushroom can decorate your garden both day and night. To learn how to do this project, click here!
27. DIY Multicolored Mason Jar Solar Lights
Create these beautiful, cute looking multicolored lights in no time from unused mason jars following the tutorial available here.
28. How to Make a Splendid Chandelier using Ball Mason Jars
It is not difficult to make a chandelier like this from ball mason jars. View the step by step tutorial at Instructables.
29. Wooden Solar Lantern
How about pairing the solar lamps with wooden cases to deck up your yard? Find the detailed steps here.
30. Hanging Solar Lamp Bowl
This pretty hanging solar lamp bowl looks like a chandelier and can easily be designed using a few dollar-store supplies. The tutorial is here.
31. DIY Outdoor Solar Lamp
Light up your yard with a solar lamp stand. It looks beautiful and requires a candle holder, metal dish, coconut coir, and other essentials mentioned here.
32. Mushroom Solar Lamp
Get yourself some cool glass vessels and vases to mimic this gorgeous solar lamp for your home. Detailed steps are here.
33. Salvaged Glass Globe Solar Light
Repurpose the old ceiling glass globes to make solar lights for the yards using brackets, glass globes, pliers, and other supplies mentioned here.
34. DIY Rustic Jar Lantern
Arrange a wide-mouth mason jar and a solar light that fits in it. You’ll need a few more essentials to complete the look. Find them here.
35. Solar Lamp Post for the Garden
Improve the aesthetics of your yard by installing these solar lamp posts along the garden path. You can add hanging planters on either side for an elite look.
These solar light projects are great.
However when everyone is purchasing solar light stakes and removing the stakes only to use the light portion it seems like we are mostly left with recycling the stakes.
Just a reminder that recycling is not free. It cost $ and resources. It is good only to the point of necessity.
Purchasing part of a product that is just going to recycling seems unnecessary if not wasteful.
Have we no sources to purchase just the solar parts and not the stakes?
If anyone does then please shout that out!
And please advertise those sources at both the top and bottom of this site.
Happy lighting and happy creativity can also take pride in smart resourcefulness.
Just a thoughtful suggestion.
And eventually all plastic ends up in the landfill or in our waters. I agree with you.
just a thought if you need just the stakes, ask for people to mail them to you for cost of postage, then those will not end up in the landfill.
Hey, i love this ideas! Thanks! They are inspirating.
These are fantastic! I can’t wait to spruce up my backyard with some of these ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!
Where I live the lights cost a dollar I didn’t get a plastic stake with them…. but really ….they are so cute gonna suggest daughter look at the ideas for her wedding thanks
where do you buy the lights
When it comes to adding special features to the garden, don’t automatically assume that they’re out of your budget. Garden water features in particular are a very cost effective decorative addition to the garden, and it’s perfectly possible to find a decent water feature, with integrated lighting, for cheap. Water features don’t use much electricity either, and some are solar powered.