You can buy solar lights for less than a buck, but let’s face it: the cute ones cost four or five times that. My solution? Buy the cheap ones; then, dress them up. The light pictured above is sporting a votive candle holder that I found at a yard sale.
This one is wearing a light sconce.
It works especially well, since the top is open.
And this one is rocking a vintage punch cup.
I picked up all of these solar light “shades” at yard sales for a quarter or less, so this is definitely an affordable makeover.