Add some flair to your garden or outdoor deck area with a globe solar light. No longer do solar lights have to be just stuck in the ground to illuminate a path. Hang these in your garden to cast a lovely glow on your flowers each evening. This project only takes a few minutes but will yield a gorgeous addition to your home.
For each globe solar light you wish to make, start with two coco lined planters, a solar light, a mason jar lid, spray paint (if desired), and E6000 adhesive.
For these particular coco lined planters the mason jar lid worked perfectly on that hole in the top. If your hole is larger, you may have to switch to a wide mouth lid or another way to attach your solar light. I used spray paint to paint all of my pieces. A few light coats did the trick. You can absolutely leave your planter baskets black. The colors are completely up to you.
NOTE: I did not use the coco liner at all in this project. You can toss those or save them for replacement liners in your planters.
Now for the E6000 adhesive. This is the only adhesive I would recommend for a project such as this. It bonds super strong and can withstand the elements. Be sure the paint is completely dried and cured before starting the adhesion. If you can wait a few days for the paint to cure, that is ideal. The solar lights come apart just by pulling. We will not need that bottom portion at all.
Add the mason jar lid and the solar light to the center of each “top” basket with E6000. This needs to dry a minimum of 24 hours. Please do not touch the project at all during this drying time.
Once the glue has fully cured, be sure to turn on the solar light before assembling your project. I then used the chain from the coco lined planter to put the two basket halves together as shown below. This is the simplest method of getting the halves together and also having a way to hang your globe solar light.
Your project is complete! You can make one of even more of these fun lights with just a few minutes of hands on time.
Light up your garden this summer with these globe solar lights. A fun and unique way to light up the outdoors.