sunlight at night
See those three little objects sitting on our outdoor coffee table? Those are our little nighttime globes of light. They’re not terribly fancy, but boy do they do the job of providing a bit of light on a warm summer night. Sometimes you want to hang out until twilight, and don’t want to have a giant porch light glaring and enticing lots of bugs to come to your party, and that’s where these guys come in! And the best part? They’re completely solar powered!
All you need to create your own little outdoor table night light: LJUVIG bowls from IKEA for $0.99 each (or another colored glass bowl that will fit) and some cheap solar stake lights (I bought mine 8 for $22 at BigLots). Simply assemble the light housing… and then plop it on top of a bowl… and you’re done!
Now why make your own little lamp? Well… if you go shopping for your own, you may find little solar cell powered lights a bit expensive for your taste as they start around $10-15 each. Even the IKEA option, the SOLIG, is $8. Instead, for $3.75 each, you can have as many as 8 of these little lights. And what’s great is that the colored glass makes them look pretty during both day and night.
Genius! If I had a patio I would totally use this idea :)
michelle @ blissful musings
Wow! Such a great idea! Now I just need a patio…
so perfectly creative! love the ikea hack!
Fun idea! Thanks for sharing.