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Repurposed glass lamp globes and base exude sparkling charm in the garden after sunset thanks to a string of LED mini lights. Find a light set that includes a remote control for ease of turning your lights on after the sun goes down.
  • Jacob Fox

    Repurpose Lamps into Outdoor Lights

    Add ambience to a garden or outdoor living area by filling glass globes from light fixtures with bright, warm LED light strings. Shapely globes made of colored or textured glass create the most interesting effects. For height, we dismantled a vintage table lamp and supported one of the globes on its metal base. Glazed pots serve as bases for the other lights. Each base shelters the light string’s battery pack from exposure to the elements. When tucking these appealing lights into your garden, consider a grouping of three or more rather than displaying a single, lone light.

    Date Published: October 18, 2016
    Date Updated: November 2, 2016
  • Jacob Fox

    Night Lights Materials

     Three 11-foot, 30-light battery-operated LED light strings

    ››  24-gauge wire

    ››  Wire cutters 

    ››  AA batteries 

    ››  3 glass ceiling light globes (Ours are 4-inch, 6-inch, and 7-inch-diameter.)

    ››  5½-inch-diameter blue glazed pot

    ››  4-inch-diameter green glazed pot

    ››  Old table lamp base

    Date Published: October 18, 2016
    Date Updated: November 2, 2016
  • Jacob Fox

    Wiring the Lights

    Cut a piece of wire to match the length of a light string. Twine the wire around the light string cable to make the strand more manageable when placing it inside a glass globe. Install AA batteries in the battery pack. Repeat for each light string. 

    Date Published: October 18, 2016
    Date Updated: November 2, 2016
  • Jacob Fox

    Insert Lights

    Tuck a strand of lights into a 7-inch-diameter glass globe, bending and shaping the strand to fill the globe. Set the lights to switch on at dusk, and place the battery pack inside the 5½-inch pot. Turn the globe over and nestle it on top of the pot. 

    Date Published: October 18, 2016
    Date Updated: November 2, 2016
  • Jacob Fox

    Conceal Battery Pack

    Thread a light string through the drainage hole of a 4-inch pot and into the 4-inch-diameter globe. Turn the pot upside down over the battery pack to conceal it, and set the globe on top of the inverted pot.

    Date Published: October 18, 2016
    Date Updated: November 2, 2016
  • Jacob Fox

    Lamp Base

    Thread a light string through the drainage hole of a 4-inch pot and into the 4-inch-diameter globe. Turn the pot upside down over the battery pack to conceal it, and set the globe on top of the inverted pot.

    Date Published: October 18, 2016
    Date Updated: November 2, 2016

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