Saturday, April 4, 2009

Garden Ornaments from Recycled Solar Lights

The 3 year old solar lights were dead.

New rechargable batteries cost more than new lights.

Instead of sending them to the landfill, I made garden ornaments from the old lights.

We're calling them "Fairy Bells".

This is the original light.

I removed and discarded the top, which had the workings for the light.

Then, I removed the base that fits into the post, and turned it around.

Then I turned the glass globe upside down, and reattached the post. The post fits over the stake.

And now we have "Fairy Bells" in the garden.
The only part I had to discard was the round flat top part that held the batteries and solar panel.

1 comment:

Betty said...

Sandy, I love your reuse of those lights. In fact, I like the fairy bells better than the original lights! Nice.