Private Recipe

Solar Insulator Lights

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By Dave T.
from Cades Cove, TN

These are neat little solar lights that you can hang in your garden or along walk ways or on your porch to give them that little detail touch none of your neighbors have. They make wonderful gifts. The solar lights cost around a dollar and the insulators, if you don't have some already, can be found at yard sales, antique stores or flea markets. They come in clear, green and blue. Ive seen these sell these at craft shows for 20.00 each but now you know how to make them and maybe sell them yourself!!! Enjoy!!!

serves 1
prep time 25 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   1
    glass insulator, the kind used on power and phone poles, no don't get your husband to climb and get one off
  •   1
    el cheapo dollar store solar yard light, small
  •   8-10 in
    old wire, bailing wire works great

How To Make

  • 1
    Gather materials that you will need, clean the insulator and dry
  • 2
    Take mounting post and plastic lense off light and discard. With a thin blade knife, run it around between the metal ring and the inter black plastic light housing,
  • 3
    Gently push black plastic light housing from metal ring
  • 4
    Gently insert the black plastic light housing in back of insulator, just till its snug, do not push all the way in
  • 5
    Wrap wire around grove mid way down on insular I and make a handle
  • 6
    Hang where sun can charge durning the day and at night there you have it, a unique solar light that your friends will go nuts over. Enjoy!!