I love solar lights. I have quite a few, but always want more. I had seen many light fixtures converted to beautiful solar fixtures on Pinterest and after we bought a hot tub last year, I decided I needed to make one and light up my outdoors with a solar chandelier. You can read all about my original DIY Solar Chandelier failure here.
A week or so ago, I found solar lights on clearance at Target. I took that as a sign that it was time to do something about that DIY failure. The hot glue had not held. So I added more hot glue. Now it looked messy and it still didn’t hold.
I gathered my supplies and headed outside to work.
glass of tea
Pull the ground stake out of the light.
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Twist the top off the globe.
The manufacturer has placed a small piece of paper in the light which breaks the circuit and prevents the battery from running down before you even purchase the light. You will need to remove this piece of paper. Screw the top back onto the globe.
Apply glue to globe. I have read a lot of instructions for these solar chandeliers, and a lot of them say that their new lights fit into their chandelier perfectly with no glue needed. Mine do not fit my chandelier.
Place light into chandelier and hold in place for a few seconds.
Once I had them all glued in, I set my chandelier in full sun for a couple of hours to charge the batteries.
We are in a drought here in Alabama and my grass is so brown and ugly.
I then hung it up and waited
impatiently for dark.
I love the Spa Blue Rustoleum 2X Cover spray paint that I used on the chandelier. It is the perfect soft lighting for romantic nights in the hot tub. AND this glue should hold up well, but I’ll keep you posted.