Dollar Store Vases to Outdoor Lighting


Hello there!  I am excited about today’s project.  I love a good dollar store project.  They are always inexpensive and usually look just as good as something you would purchase at a higher end department store and this post is no exception.  This time I have turned Dollar Store Vases to Outdoor Lighting.


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Dollar Store Vases to Outdoor Lighting

These are so easy to make and I have the entire tutorial up on Life With Lorelai!  Please visit her blog to see it in it’s entirety.  Last summer I created some hanging outdoor lights with Dollar Store items.  You can see that post here!

Basically to make these guys you need:

Dollar Store vases

Oil Based Sharpie Markers

Dollar Store Solar Lighting Sticks

Oh…and an oven!

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You can draw whatever you like but I chose dandelions that are blowing in the wind!  I think they are fun as home decor.


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Hope over to Life With Lorelai and see exactly how I drew these dandelions.  I have a tip….it is SUPER easy.  I made these in about an hour.

I don’t have them outside yet but every night they light up my dining room.  It is fun to see.

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  1. ARod

    Love this idea, as my dogs and the neighbors seem to trample each stick I put in the yard. I think this would make them a little fancier and maybe keep them safer then just putting them in the ground.

    22 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you…and they are super easy to make! I like to make things a little bit fancier. LOL! Thanks Anj for stopping by.

      22 . 03 . 2016
  2. Heather Northington

    These are great! They would be perfect on a patio table for evening lighting too. I love the dollar store, may need to give this one a try this weekend! Thanks for the tutorial

    06 . 04 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Heather. These were really easy and fast to create. I don’t have mine outside yet but they light up my craft space ato night.

      06 . 04 . 2016

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