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Pinterest. I love lanterns in the backyard in summer. Love, love, love. But, I don't love real candles in them, because we are rough outside and I don't want to lose my yard & house to fire. The wind can be tricky here too, so no real fire. I wanted solar. And I wanted cute. And I wanted hanging. So, I morphed a bunch of Pinterest ideas and made these guys . . .
Solar yard stakes
Fish tank rocks
Medium gauge wire
|I bought one bag of white fish tank gravel. You put a handful into the bottom of the clean jar. One bag, incidentally, made 9 lanterns. I'm sure I could have stretched it to 10 or 12 . . I just had 9 jars, so I made that work.|
|Cheap-O solar yard stake. On sale now at your local King Soopers.|
|Be-headed solar yard stake. These just twist right off.|
|Run a bead of hot glue around the rim of the jar . . .|
|. . . and add the solar light head. Voila.|
|I love them. They are beautiful at night and the lights stay on through the night. I was up at 5:20 this morning and they were still on . . . . |