Spring fairy house project

nmgirl(8 S.NM)May 18, 2012

I've had this birdhouse and gazebo feeder for awhile and hadn't had the time or inspiration to turn them into outdoor fairy houses. But this Spring I said I'm going to do it...and I did. Here's the results.

I wanted them to be lit at night so I partially dismantled some garden solar lights and installed them in the posts and the "big house". The lights are connected to a solar panel. You can see it's shadow to the right of the "big house" pole in the first daytime photo.

Even DH likes them. I think I accomplished something there.

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nonacook(8bFL)

Those are really cute--and I like them lighted
at night.
I need to check into small solar light
panels and see about costs, etc. What can you
tell me about yours?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 11:54AM
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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

I picked them up at HD. It's a 3 light set with a separate solar panel, it was $40.00 or thereabouts. I think it was this brand but I'm not sure. Either way they look like what I've used to light the house and poles.

Here is a link that might be useful: solar landscape lights

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 12:12AM
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trashydj

oh those are so cool thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 6:10AM
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Marlene Kindred

Very cool! I'll bet the birds will be jealous though....they look great!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 9:45PM
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jeannespines

Oh those are beautiful, nmgirl & so detailed! First, I love the white w/copper roof combo! Your lighting idea is great! (I see you have electrical outlets on the post). Love the tiny copper details & that 'settee' inside. Sweet accomplishment! Bravo! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 10:46AM
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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

Jeanne, the outlet covers are supposed to be "windows" in the post. That's was my thought anyway...

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 12:15PM
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jeannespines

**windows*** great idea, nmgirl! ;-)

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 11:52PM
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