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Garden Lights for Fall

I just love lights in the garden, yard, pathway…you name it. But I really like solar lights. I have come up with a way to incorporate  Garden Lights for Fall using solar lights.

garden lights for fall 2 shows three clear globes on top of each other with the letters boo


When I was browsing at the local Goodwill store recently, I noticed some very inexpensive glass globes for sale. I grabbed them up and headed to the checkout, because I knew I could do something crafty for fall with them.

With a few glass globes, some solar lights and some supplies for decorating, you too can create something special for fall to be proud of. Why not make a collection of decorated solar lights to light the pathway for the kiddos during trick-or-treating?

Here is what makes this a great craft project:

  • Solar lights are so inexpensive, especially when they come from the dollar store.
  • Since the glass globes that I used were recycled, I purchased them for next to nothing.
  • If you use what you have on hand, there is no need to purchase any extra supplies.
  • This easy craft project can be completed in less than an hour.

To make this craft project, I used:

  • solar lights – mine were from the dollar store
  • glass globes – mine were recycled – make sure they are about the right size to support the solar lights
  • letter stickers
  • paint and paint brushes – acrylic
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • decorations – I used pumpkin garland
  • scissors
  • rubbing alcohol – for cleaning the glass


garden lights for fall 3 shows the supplies used including paints, stickers, solar lights and decorations

Come along as we make some crafty garden lights:

Step 1:

Using the rubbing alcohol and a pad or paper towel, clean the surface of the glass globes so that the stickers and/or paint will stick.

When they are dry, run a bead of hot glue around the top of each globe so that the next one can sit inside securely. I had one that had a decorative top. So I saved that one for the top.

garden lights for fall 4 shows the three globes glued on top of each other

Step 2:

Disassemble the solar light so that all you have left is the top part. This is easy to do with just a twist. Using the hot glue gun, run a bead of glue around the top of the top globe and sit the solar light in. 

I used letter stickers to decorate down the front of the globes. You could also use stencils and paint for the lettering. In addition, I used pumpkin garland that I hot glued around the top.

And that’s it! This is a super simple project.

garden lights for fall 5 shows the light fully assembled with stickers and decorations

Another Garden Light Idea:

garden lights for fall 6 shows a globe painted with a jack-o-lantern on the front

Step 1:

Using your acrylic paints, paint an orange round circle on a clear globe with an opening that is the right size to support the solar light. Since I did not have orange on hand, I mixed yellow with a little bit of red to make orange. Let that dry completely before painting on the jack-o-lantern face. As you can see, it does not have to be perfect. 

garden lights for fall 7 shows how to paint on the jack-o-lantern on the glass globe

Step 2:

Once the paint has dried completely, disassemble the solar light. But this time, I left in the plastic reflector on the light as you can see from the below image. This helps to illuminate the prisms the light bounces off of. I finished off the project by hot gluing the pumpkin garland around the top. 

garden lights for fall 8 shows how to assemble the solar light inside the glass globe

Important Notes:

  • The solar light will last a long time. However, when it does not light anymore, simply remove it and replace it with a new light.
  • As long as your glass globes are clear, the light should go through several layers of glass. If you were to use colored glass, the light would not shine through as well.

If you like and made this easy craft project, let me know in the comments, and please share it!

Gardening Lights for Fall can be an important asset to your fall outdoor decorating. This lighting project could not be easier.

For another great lighting project, see my post Create the Best Solar Garden Lights. Do you need more inspiration? DIY n Crafts has a post titled 20 Solar Light Repurposing Ideas. Balcony Garden Web also has a post titled 28 Cheap & Easy DIY Solar Light Projects worth taking a look at. 

I have been cooking, gardening and DIY/crafting for years to Inspire a Creation

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