From the scorching sun extending outward to the chilly planet Neptune, the solar system provides an array of opportunities for kids to learn about space science. Kids can make creative projects that focus on the planets to display at the school science fair, use as a class project or simply make at home as an antidote to a boring rainy day.
They are so easy to convert using this simple step-by-step tutorial. They would make perfect one-of-kind outdoor lights to add a romantic ambiance to our backyard deck.
But using wax or battery operated candles exposed to the elements would not be wise nor would the hassle of having to turn them on each night.
So I came up with a way to convert the sconces into solar fence lights. Convert candle sconces easily into one-of-a-kind solar fence lights Deck Makeover - Project Three Refreshing our outdoor living space on a beer budget!
Before I get into the how-to, this is what they looked like before, after having been spray painted.
I happened to have on hand a custom mix of chalk paint from a previous project that was an almost exact match to the seafoam green stain colour. I brushed three coats to completely cover the creamy white.
Step 2 - Painting tops of solar panel yard lights I looked everywhere for solar yard lights with a large glass fixture but unfortunately, they only came in large multiples, and I only needed two. I found these plastic ones at the dollar store and while not as classy as glass, they work just fine.
I removed the stems from the lights and painted the solar tops the same seafoam green to match the painted metal sconces. To add dimension, I layered whitewash glaze with a chip brush onto both the solar caps and sconces, removing the excess with a lint-free rag.
Once the glaze was completely dry, they were protected with Gator Hide, a matte waterproof sealer link in materials list.
Step 3 - Converting the sconces to solar The solar light base was attached to the candleholder with E glue. In order to keep the sconce upright during the curing process, I wrapped a soft cloth around the base and held it in place with a vice.
They are affiliate links which means that if you click on one of the products and make a purchase, I will receive a small portion of any sales at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Step 3 - Converting the sconces to solar The solar light base was attached to the candleholder with E glue.
In order to keep the sconce upright during the curing process, I wrapped a soft cloth around the base and held it in place with a vice.
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