Have you ever thought about making your own DIY solar garden lamp? While it may sound like a complicated project, it is actually very easy, and does not require any electrical knowledge. In this video tutorial, I will show you how you can transform a regular corded lamp into a solar garden lamp.
How to Make a Solar Garden Lamp at Home
Because no technical know-how is required for this project, it is suitable for a wide range of skill levels and ages.
Materials to Make a DIY Solar Garden Lamp
What materials and tools do you need to make a solar garden lamp as shown in this video tutorial? As usual, you will need hot glue and a glue gun. You also will need a pair of cutting pliers.
Together with these supplies, you will need a small solar lamp which you will be able to place in the light bulb socket of the regular corded table lamp that you have decided to use.
Depending on the style of table lamp you choose, you could get very different results from me. But if you decide to use a really traditional lamp with a standard white lampshade like the one I have shown, you might consider sprucing it up a bit.
I spray painted mine a brownish color so that it would have a more “vintage” flavor and so that the light would be more soft and muted. But you could use a different color if you wanted, or do something else altogether to modify the shade.
What to Do With a Solar Garden Lamp
Once you have completed making your solar powered garden lamp, you can, of course, use it out in your garden, but it can also work well on your deck or patio or anywhere else that gets plenty of sunlight each day.
Step-by-Step Solar Garden Lamp Video and Photo Tutorial
You are now ready to make your own solar-powered garden lamp from scratch using our step-by-step video tutorial. The materials and tools required are listed below along with written instructions you can read as you follow along with the video.
- Regular corded table lamp
- Spray paint
- Solar lamp
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Pliers for cutting
- The lamp that I got had some embellishments I did not like on the lampshade. So my first step was to remove those embellishments, which I was able to do quickly and easily by pulling them off by hand.
- Now comes one of the most exciting steps—and an easy one too! Grab a pair of pliers and snip off the lamp cord.
- Remove the lampshade from the base. If your lamp included a bulb, remove that as well from the socket.
- To give my lampshade a more aged look and also to mute the light to a more pleasant, atmospheric glow, I spray painted it a tan color. If you would like to do the same with yours, do so during this step.
- You may now reattach the lampshade. Make sure that the paint has dried first.
- The last step is to use hot glue to attach the solar lamp inside the socket where the light bulb used to go.
- Once the glue has dried, your solar lamp will be ready to use. You just need to allow it to charge up in the sunlight.
What to Make After a Solar Garden Lamp
If you had a fun time creating a solar garden lamp, you may also enjoy some other DIY lamp projects featured here on DIYnCrafts. In this fun and easy project, find out how you can create a decorative lamp using ordinary clothespins. You also will want to give some of these 20 solar light repurposing ideas a try.
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