Repurposed DIY Garden Globe Solar Light
- Plain wire
- Metal spray paint
- 2 hanging baskets
- Curtain rod
We purchased the solar string lights from Amazon.
Wire your baskets together. Pretty Straightforward. Nice and tight is best. Remember this is an outdoor light so it will take some slight punishment from the outdoor elements.
Wire together your washers & rod to the center of one of the baskets (or it you have access to a welder, weld the pieces together for clean lines). Same as above, the tighter the better. I would recommend taking these lights indoors if you know storms with heavy winds are coming. They also may need to be tightened every so often, maybe around once a season.
Push end of rod into desired place. This will decide the final height. Ensure you have found a ‘home’ for this light in the garden and to make the height appropriate for its location.
Measure the solar powered garden lights vs the baskets. Measure the length of one spine and multiply that by how many spines you have. Use this total length of spines measurement to ensure you space your solar garden lights out accordingly.
Wire-tie the lights along each spline to get even lighting. You can have the lights densely or spaced out, that’s fine. The important part is that it is all even.
Decide on which mode you want! Place your new solar powered garden light in your garden! Wait for the evening to come! And enjoy!