Solar Lights Flower Stakes

I am delighted to be joining Bring on the Crafts monthly blog hop sponsored by Inspiration Vault and Craftify My Love.  Our theme for the month is anything to do with flowers. I may have stretched the theme a bit, but I love making plant stakes for my flowers every year.  Remember when I made these plant markers with plastic spoons from Dollar Tree?  Or these super easy and fast clothespins markers? These new plant stakes are a tiny bit more complicated, but still easy and fun!



My little cutting garden is in the back corner of my yard and I wanted to do a little something that would show me where it was at night.  As I was searching for plant markers, I found these simple outdoor solar lights and instantly knew I could combine the two needs into one item. Thus the Solar Lights Flower Stakes was born!

I didn't need many materials, and what I did have to buy all came from Dollar Tree.


I happily painted the rim of the solar lights white, taking care to make the brush strokes look like flower petals.


After I let them dry for 30 minutes or so, I made some leaves from felt scraps I had around the house.


I attached the leaves with hot glue, and wrote the name of the plant in gold Sharpie.  I stuck the stake into the corner of each garden plot.



Yield: 6
Author:
Estimated cost: $10

Solar Light Plant Tags

Make these cute little solar lights to use as plant tags in your garden. By day, you can see what you have planted, by night, a tiny little light illuminating your garden!
prep time: 10 Mperform time: 20 Mtotal time: 30 M

materials:

tools:

  • paintbrush
  • hot glue gun

steps:

  1. Remove tags from solar lights.
  2. Remove battery strips from solar lights.
  3. Clean lights with a little scouring powder.
  4. Dry lights.
  5. Brush the rim with one layer of white acrylic paint.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Brush a second coat on the rim.
  8. Let dry.
  9. Cut a leaf from felt and hot glue in place.
  10. Write the name of the flowers on the white rim.
  11. Place in garden.
Created using Craft Card Maker

Don't they look sweet in the night?



Bring on the Crafts 700 x 550

Bring on the Crafts — A Craft &DIY Blog Hop

On the first Friday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with hosts Marie from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. April's theme is Flowers! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses Flowers in the project.

Our April Co-hosts

•Heather at Glitter on a Dime
• Marie at DIY Adulation
 • Michele at Coastal Bohemian 
• Terri at Our Good Life
• Gail at Purple Hues & Me

Join in on the fun! If you'd like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook Group. Next month's theme is Stamps!

Not a blogger, but a creative mind none the less!? Don't worry, Share your awesome creations in our Craft Cult Facebook Group. This is also a great place to ask craft & DIY related questions and find inspiration for your next project.

Now let's see all of those amazing Craft and DIY Projects!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
21 comments
Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

This is a short biography of the post author and you can replace it with your own biography.

Comments

  1. Such a neat idea to transform the solar lights into flower stakes. What a pretty and practical addition to your garden area.

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are too cute. I miss my garden. :( I can live through you . LOL

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a unique idea and loving the blog hop. So many great ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  4. A lovely blog! Love the DIY aspect.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great idea to add the tags to the lights. The lights look so nice in the garden at night. What a great DIY.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am in love this this idea. I have tried to use so many different methods to mark where things are planted but they never last through the summer. I am going to do this for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is too cute! I need to make some of these for my walkway! I will have the cutest yard in the neighborhood!

    ReplyDelete
  8. How pretty! I need to try this out for sure. I love how these came out.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I had these in my old house! I love solar lights, they look like stars in the ground!

    ReplyDelete
  10. What an ingenious idea for a flower stake! I would love to make some of these DIY solar light flower stakes for myself! Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I want these at my house. It really makes the yard look good. I love that curb appeal. There are so many other crafts that I have to check out now from this blog.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great idea. I bought some the other night because the front of my house is so dark. this would be a great addition to not make it look so plain

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a cute and inexpensive garden craft. Yes, they do look absolutely fabulous in your garden!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh that’s a great idea, I’m going to try this out. Personalizing things is always fun.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is some hand craft ship you've done here, and very totally unique. These will definitely make any garden standout from the rest.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow! That's pretty awesome for just $10! I'm going to make a run to my Dollar Tree to see if they have solar lights!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a cute project and a fun idea! I love that it is inexpensive too!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a cute idea! We were just talking about adding some lights to our walkway, these will be perfect for it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. They do look sweet in the night. I will have to do that to my solar lights too. So adorable and fun to look at.

    -Lynndee

    ReplyDelete
  20. Those are so pretty. I really like having solar lights around my house, and this is a great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is a cute way to know what you planted where. Plus I love having solar lights in the yard.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Welcome! If you liked what you read, please take a moment to share by tweeting, pinning or yumming! Much appreciated!