Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Outdoor Illumination

Whenever I find an old light globe at a yard sale or thrift store I usually buy it.

I used to stick a little tea light in them, wrap some wire around the top,  hang
them from a shepherd's crook or hook, and 
light them when we had a get together in our backyard.

Now, in this day of high tech magic, I took apart
a solar stake, ($3.99 at Home Depot), and glued
the solar top part on the globe with E6000.  Wrapped some
wire around the top and hung them here and there.

You could also use Mason jars instead of the globe if you want to.

They collect the sunshine all day and then at night they cast a nice little light up along our 
picket fence.

And glow like miniature moons in our trees.

Really, I like the flicker of candle light better than these solar lights.

But these are shining every night with no effort on my part and they're much
safer in our drying trees.

They make our backyard just a little bit magical on these
beautiful end-of-summer nights.


Primitive Stars said...

Hello, such a great idea, must look charming at night. Thanks,Francine.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is such a wonderful idea, Mimi...I bet your yard looks so lovely in the evening!

The Gathering Place said...

What a fun idea. I love little yard lights. Now you need a party!

Gayle said...

Looks just wonderful Sue! Our yard is too shady to take advantage of solar lighting, so I won't be able to copy your great idea.

wendy said...

what a GREAT idea !!!! I bet it would really make your yard look quite magical.

wendy said...

where did you get this idea...seriously I need WAY more detailed info to try and put that together.

Karen Mortensen said...

Very nice.