For most of the US, June marks the start of the season to be outside and enjoy our patios and decks. My husband and I love sitting on our deck this time of year, even at night. And I’m always on the lookout for cute and fun solar lights to use at night.
Did you know that you can remove the ‘stake’ section of garden pathway lights and set them on your table top as a solar table lamp? The key is to find a garden light that will sit flat on a table without the stake in it.
I found this square white garden light at Target for under five dollars. And, of course, I was compelled to decorate it with a little washi tape!
- Washi tape
- Scissors or craft blade
- Outdoor solar garden light
- Optional: Mod Podge Outdoor Formula
Remove the garden stake from the bottom of the solar light.
Wrap strips of washi tape around the lower half of the light in a design of your choice. I liked mixing up patterns in the same color family to create horizontal stripes. Trim the tape neatly with scissors or a craft blade and press the tape down.
If you wanted to keep the lamp outside, you could brush a coat of Outdoor Mod Podge over the tape to protect it from the elements. I plan on bringing my lamp inside on the days we are not using it . . . so I did not cover my tape with anything (I can place it near a sunny window during the day to ‘charge’ the light).
I love how modern the light looks. It will be a fun way to light up our deck this summer! I might need to go out and make a few more.