My obsession this summer has been solar lights made from old glass I find here and there. I just love how these look in the garden and they’re so fun to make. These are smaller than some of the other ones I’ve done like this one from the beginning of the summer or this pair where I first started using solar lights.
Here’s the latest one I did using glasses, an old ashtray, and some dishes. All in gold.
I really love it when I can use an old ashtray for something like this. I get them for ten cents each at rummages because everyone wants to get rid of them. Nice to upcycle something that no one thinks has any value.
I flip the ashtrays over and use them for a base for these lights.
I also like glasses where the solar light can fit snugly inside.
I like how glass looks. That’s one reason I enjoy crafting with them. I just think they’re beautiful when you put them together.
I haven’t decided whether I will keep this one or sell it… but somehow I suspect it will find its way into my yard.
This project is featured in my book, Glass Sculptures: How to Make Beautiful Sculptures for the Garden Using Vases, Bowls, and Other Glass Pieces.