DIY Tall Solar Lighting for your patio or deck

I decided I wanted some taller solar lights for around our Fire Pit patio..

I made a quick video making these tall solar lights.. I can't believe it has been 6 years
since I first did this project!   It was time to update this post with a short and simple video diy!

So I came up with the idea to make them taller.. so when I was in the store I picked up some
inexpensive solar lights (.97 cents each) and went to the craft department to check out the dowel rods.
I took out the stake from the bottom of the light, and tried different sized dowel rods in the end of the solar light, to see which fit the best.  Half inch size was perfect.
(also .97 cents each)

So I bought them, took them home, and placed the dowel rods where I wanted them.
I Spray painted the dowel rods black,  then simply placed the Solar light on the top of the dowel rod.

for less than $2.00 each, I have some unique and fun decorative accents that also light up to enhance our new outdoor space.  I ended up making four of them and placing them at the furthest corners to kind of frame the seating area. 

So Happy with how they turned out.

and a quick before to the after pic..

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  1. Those look great! Where do you buy those? They are a great price! Can't wait to see what you do next!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

    1. Hi Vicky..
      Actually, I found these particular ones at Wal Mart.
      We really like how they turned out.. we have lots of
      solar lights, and I am always wacking them with a weedeater.. oops!
      So, I wanted something taller for this area of the yard. :0)
      They worked out perfectly.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  2. Now that's a great idea. I need to do this as well. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!


  3. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d} Pinning!

  4. Great idea. Looks easy to do to. Thanks for sharing at the Tips and Tricks link party.


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