How to Quickly Turn an Old Lamp or Candlestick Holder into a Solar Lamp


You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!

If you’re wanting to be a bit more energy conscious, making a solar lamp is a great start and it’s so easy using the outdoor solar path lights you can get from the dollar store! We made two of them, one using an old electrical lamp we had and another using a wood candlestick that we bought a small lampshade for. They both turned out beautiful and work great as the photos show.

We’re all about saving money so make sure to check out some of our other fun ideas for low cost decor such as Frugal DIY Bedroom Decorating Ideas and Classy Living Room Ideas on a Budget. You’re bound to find something to spur your imagination!

Solar Lamp Supplies

DIY ON PATH LIGHTS: You can buy these at the Dollar Store. Walmart, Lowes and other hardware stores also carry them. You want the cheap plastic ones.

OLD REGULAR LAMP SUPPLIES

CANDLE STICK LAMP SUPPLIES

**TIP: Spray your lampshades in Scotch Guard in order to protect them from the elements and keep them looking great!**

Instructions

Gather your supplies.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Begin by opening the solar lights.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Remove the pull tab so that the solar light is active.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Remove the light portion of the solar light from the ground stake.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!

Electrical Lamp to Solar Lamp

Remove the bottom of the lamp.

You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Cut the power cord and remove it from the lamp.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Replace the bottom of the lamp.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Spray paint the lamp in the color of your choice.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!If the lamp has a harp to hold the shade, remove it.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Place on the slip UNO fitter lamp shade.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Fill the base of the socket with hot glue.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Insert the light portion of the solar light into the hot glue.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Once dry, place outside on your patio for beautiful decor and a cozy evening light!
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!

Candle Stick to Solar Lamp

Gather your supplies.

If needed, use a hand saw to remove the plug at the base of the solar light.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Place a ring of hot glue around the center of the candle stick.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Rest the slip UNO fitter lampshade onto the ring of hot glue and let dry.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Apply additional hot glue to the top of the slip UNO fitter lampshade ring in order to secure the solar light.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!Place the solar light onto the ring.  Let dry.
You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy! You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy! You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy! You can turn a candlestick or an old lamp into a solar lamp quick and easy by following these simple directions. It’s a great way to save energy!

 

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