Are you looking to expand your entertaining space to include the outdoors? Create a warm and inviting outdoor space with this DIY solar lamp.
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Supplies to Create a DIY Solar Lamp:
Creating outdoor ambiance doesn’t have to break the bank. You may have a lamp that you are considering donating or selling in your next garage sale. If not, shop garage sales, thrift stores or flea markets to find an inexpensive lamp. Next, grab a solar landscape light for a couple of dollars at your local hardware store or dollar store.
I am proud to say…I picked this beauty up at a garage sale for $2.00 and it included a bonus shade!
Instructions for making this DIY Solar Lamp:
Step 1) Remove the lampshade and light bulb.
Step 2) Remove the lampshade bracket.
Step 3) Using Wire Cutters, snip electrical cord…no electricity is needed for this project…woohoo!
Step 5) Place a socket lampshade on lamp base.
Diva Tip: A socket lampshade is the one that attaches directly to the light bulb socket…no tools needed. You can find these anywhere lampshades are sold.
Step 6) Add solar landscape light. Separate the stake from the top portion of the light. Place the top portion of the light in the hole of the light bulb socket. Make sure the solar panel is exposed to light. This is how it will charge.
I love the way this turned out. The metallic paints make the lamp look heavy and expensive. I also love the fact that I can set these outside to charge in the sun and then cast beautiful lamp light at night.
If you liked this project, be sure to check out my DIY Solar Chandelier.
If making your own solar table lamp is not your thing, check out these solar lamps you can order online:
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