Make a Solar Gazing Ball

Make a Solar Gazing Ball

By Erin Huffstetler | 06/05/2013 | 5 Comments
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Want a solar gazing ball for your garden, but not interested in paying big bucks for one? Here’s how to make your own for under $2:

Light Globe

Pick up an old light globe at a thrift store or yard sale (I got three for a quarter) and a cheap solar light from any big box store (my local Walmart had them for $.97).

Solar Light

Then, use a piece of tubing to extend the stake on the solar light to make it tall enough for your gazing ball base (mine is actually a bird bath base that I picked up from a curb pile).

Solar Gazing Ball - Daylight View

Stick your globe over the solar light, and your solar gazing ball is complete!

Solar Globe

If you don’t have a gazing ball base, or you’re simply looking for a cool way to light your garden paths, stick solar lights in the ground and slip a light globe over each one.

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    • Yep, they recharge beautifully. I made ours last year, and they’re still going strong. I’m actually on the lookout for more globes because I want to make more.

  1. Great idea I been looking for solar projects to put on my husband grave this is prefect thank u

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