Zested Solar Lights

Hey y’all!  Chanda here, and I’m continuing to Zest Up my outdoor space!  Geesh, I am lovin’ these long, sunny summer days.  I’m curious, how many of you have planted tomatoes??  I’m currently growing Early Girl, Brandywine, and yellow Grape tomatoes.

DSC_2248DSC_2250Everything is starting to look so lush in my back yard and front patio…I just love it!  I can’t wait until July and August when my morning glory vines will be thick and my tomatoes will be plated…but while I patiently wait for vines and plants to inch their way skyward, I’m doing what I can to beautify my space.

Here is a crazy simple project that I am totally in love with….using $1 store solar lights to create unique, one-of-a-kind lighting for my space.

DSC_2058This was a piece that I found ages ago for displaying candlelight.  I found it, of course, at a garage sale for next to nothing.  I really love the look of light coming through the frosted glass, but I didn’t want to have to deal with melty candles in the June heat.  So, it was time to switch things up.

DSC_2059The inside needed a good scrub, but when all was said in done, this project was a quickie.  It was simply a matter of replacing tea-lights with solar lights.  I spent a whopping $4 on these:

DSC_2060DSC_2061After popping the top off, it was time for some hot glue gunnin’.

DSC_2062Working quickly, before the glue cooled, I rimmed each light and plunked them on the tea-light stands.

DSC_2063Such a simple fix….and I’m loving the glow.

DSC_2244It’s beautiful at night, and the best part is that I never have to think about these guys or turn them on.  Here’s to not having to scrap wax or pay out the nose for a constant supply of tea-lights.  I love that my lights are on every night!  Instantly welcoming, don’t you think?

I hope you get a chance to play around with solar lights this summer….the possibilities are endless!

xo Chanda