DIY Candelabra Solar Lighting For Your Backyard

Terrific idea and lesson learned from Barb of The Shabby Tree, it’s the perfect indoor craft that will brighten your patio and your backyard. It’s so easy even your kids could make them. They are DIY candelabra solar lighting options for your backyard or patio. She has a million great ideas so be sure to check her out too.

I saw this handy tip on Facebook from “The Shabby Tree” page. She has so many wonderful ideas. I’ve taken this idea and run with it. I’m obsessed with finding different candlestick and candelabra options. I make these and give them out to friends and family. I’m hoping to find chandeliers to hang from my trees. All you need is E6000 glue, $.97 solar lights from Walmart or the Dollartree and various candelabras and candle sticks.


Once you find your candlestick holder you want to put the E6000 glue liberally around the opening or on the bottom of the solar light. You pull off the long base of the solar light, and untwist the clear cap. Pull the paper pin from the light. I always put my hand on top of the light to make sure that it is a working. You can only tell this once you’ve pulled the paper pin. Then I put the glue on the light, place in the holder and then set it out in the sun for the glue to dry. Voila, you’re done.

I’ve found most of these candelabras and candlesticks at the Goodwill or Deseret Industries thrift stores. Garage sales would be a great place too. There are warm lights and cool lights. I prefer the warm lights as photographed in most of my collection. The blue looking ones are from the Dollar Tree and an example is the tall 3 light holder in the first photo group.

If you make these, I’d love to see your creations. Please tag me on Facebook or Instagram if you end up posting photos of them.

xo, Leah

About Ruby Mae Jewelry

I'm Leah Williams and I adore fabulous buttons and brooches, chains and charms. I find it exciting to look into old tin cans passed down through the generations. They hold buttons and hardware removed from all types of garments. I reuse old buttons and it connects me to men and women that I'll never get to meet. I leave the original thread on a button. I'm inspired to create something new from something that was forgotten. I love, love, love it.