Solar Garden Light

How To : Install solar lights in your yard

Solar lights are a great way to light up your garden. They are both inexpensive and eco-friendly, relying on solar power instead of electricity. In this short video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows you how to set up solar lights.

How To : Accentuate outdoor living spaces with solar lights

This Home & Garden how to video is a DIY basic about accentuating outdoor living space with solar lighting. Watch and learn all about strategic placing of solar powered lighting to enhance the look and feel of your front yard. Always start with a plan before setting up and ins ...more

How To : Create a chimney pot garden light

All you've got to do is a some simple wiring and a little digging in the garden. Among the simplest creative reuse projects I've done, this landscape uplight is also one of my favorites. I mean, who knew that you could use an old chimney pot to cast a warm, 50-watt glow on th ...more

How To : Modify a solar yard light into electronic crickets

Create a nighttime chorus of insect sounds by modifying a solar yard light! You'll need some components, and the circuit board is not for the timid. It's pretty complicated with resistors, capacitors, thermistors, amplifiers, and some transformers. If you can manage all of thi ...more

How To : Build a solar powered USB charger

Want to stop wasting energy charging your USB devices? Transform some cheap solar-powered garden lights into your very own solar USB charger. For step-by-step instructions on replicating this hack yourself, watch this video tutorial. Just watch to see how to build your own sol ...more

How To : Make a solar charging bag

Sometimes it's more than just inconvenient when your electronics lose power. Sometimes, losing power could be dangerous. Never worry about a dead cell phone again! Charge your portable electronics by harnessing the power of the sun. You Will Need *Solar-powered garden lights ...more

How To : Build a solar powered bedside lamp

This is a simple "take home" solar energy lamp project, based around a dirt cheap solar garden lamp, which suits enthusiastic ten-year-olds (with modest adult help). All that you need is a solar garden lamp, some tin snips, and some sandpaper. A drill will also be needed, alo ...more

How To : Divide and re-pot onions and herbs

How to divide and re-pot onions and herbs Take some green onions from your garden and bring them inside. If there are any dead or dry leaves on the onions that you bring in clean them up so that you have nice clean onions. Herbs are also good to grow inside during the winter a ...more

How To : Craft a pretty light bulb terrarium

If you're running low on time and short on money this holiday season, there is a way to still give your friends and family presents without having to resort to cliche $5 Russell Stover chocolates from the drugstore. Check out this crafting tutorial to learn how to craft a pre ...more

How To : Choose & Install Garden Lighting

Want to bring some light to your garden and make it look fabulous at night? You may want to consider installing garden lights. As for what sort of lights to install, that depends on your garden and the type of effect you wish to achieve. For detailed instructions on choosing t ...more

News : Paint a Mountain, Save the World

55-year-old Peruvian inventor, Eduardo Gold, was one of 26 winners of the "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition of 2009. His winning plan? To whitewash a mountain in order to restore it to a glacier. Some consider it a simple yet brilliant solution, others consider it fo ...more

News : Hot Summers = Solar Shades

Solar Shades Looks like it's going to be another hot summer and this time of year, I always get questions about the best kind of Shades for the home! I may be a little bias in my opinion because I'm going through a more minimalist "less is more" style in my life right now. Ta ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/09 - 05/15)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

News : DIY Star Trek Mailbox Made with PVC

This is definitely the work of a Trekkie. Reddit user ModXMV shared the below image of his uncle's new homemade Star Trek mailbox. It's constructed of different-sized PVC pipe, a plastic dish container, wood, lights, etc. It even has a solar panel attached so it can light up ...more

How To : Light up your ceiling without recess lighting

This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category which will show you how to light up your ceiling without recess lighting. Tamara Maslar shows two easy lighting projects to brighten up your living room. The first project is lanterns. You will need paper lanterns, assorted ...more

How To : Make zucchini lasagna

Everybody loves lasagna, but how about trying something new with your lasagna meal? Like zucchini. Try out this zucchini lasagna, which is very light, and can come straight form your garden. Watch the video recipe to learn how to make a zucchini lasagna. This creative twist o ...more

News : 6 DIY Materials for Solar Powered Night Illumination

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

How To : Plant a 30 minute vegetable garden

You can have a garden in less than 30 minutes. The key is a product called garden socks. They are two cubic feet long and they have one cubic foot of compost inside of them. One thing that makes this product useful is that they are very light and easy to carry around and they ...more

How To : Make egg carton lights

Turn your home or patio into an incandescent flower garden with plain holiday lights and egg cartons. You Will Need * Scissors * Three to four cardboard egg cartons * A string of holiday lights * Watercolor paint (optional) * A pin (optional) Step 1 Cut out and discard the ro ...more

How To : Make hanging plant baskets

One of the best ways to add summer colour to your garden or patio is with hanging baskets. Now is the perfect time to plant up baskets in order to give the plants a few weeks to establish before they are hung outside after the danger of frost has passed. Learn how to make a be ...more

How To : Use solar thermal microgeneration

Solar Thermal Microgeneration may be used to reduce your hot water bill, fossil fuel use, and lower your carbon footprint. For water heating, water is collected from solar panels. It is used to heat the water, as it filters through the water heater. Some areas require all new ...more

How To : Tell when to harvest to marijuana plants

When growing medical marijuana you need to know when to harvest to get the best product. This will tell you how. For this you need two things; scissors and 30-100x zoom lens microscope with a built in light on it. When you think that your plants are getting close to harvest t ...more

News : Would you rather farm or pay rent?

Via craigslist: Do you like organic living? Willing to learn what you don't know? Are you a writer, student or someone who makes your own hours? If so read on.. In exchange for 10-20 hours a week (more from March-July, less from July-March) of work that includes tending and h ...more

How To : Plant and care for rhubarb

Learn how you can plant and care for rhubarb with this gardening tutorial. As rhubarb is likely to be in one position for many years, ground preparation is very important. Plenty of organic matter in the form of garden compost or rotted manure should be worked into the soil an ...more

How To : Protect your garden from the elements and animals

When protecting your garden, you can stay green with some environmentally sound solutions. You Will Need * 1 A tape measure * 2 Two lightweight polyester row covers * Work clothes * 1 Safety glasses * Garden gloves * 8 oz. 8 oz. Bt powder * Distilled water * 1 A spray bottle * ...more

How To : Group similar plants together in your garden

When you design your irrigation system and pick the plants for your garden you need to think about picking plants that have certain characteristics in common. This tutorial gives you tips on how to group similar plants together by light and water requirements.

How To : Make a Survival Light Source

This is just a simple survival light source. You can use a cheap outdoor solar yard light like the one in the video from walmart. There only about 3 to 5 bucks but you can use them not only as a light source but a way to recharge AA rechargeable batteries. First, it will make ...more

How To : Build a Solar-Powered Mini-Synthesizer Wristwatch

There's nothing worse than when you come up with a brilliant idea while you're busy with other things and then promptly forget it. Whether it's the perfect ending for your novel or a comeback you should've said during that argument with your roommate last week, it's always ann ...more

How To : Use a Light Bulb and the Sun to Make a Fire

Don't throw away your dead light bulbs, they may come in handy one day. This video will show you how to start a fire using a dead lightbulb. And no electricity. The tricky part is emptying out the insides, but this can be done with sticks and stones, assuming you're in a surv ...more

How To : Keep Your Smartphone Charged During a Power Outage

When the power goes out, having the ability to contact others becomes extremely important, and your cell phone can be one of the most important tools to have. But if the power is out for an extended period of time, battery life becomes a constant problem. Without the ability ...more

How To : Make a Garden Trug

This is a simple design built from reclaimed wood and purchased ¼” wood slats. It cost very little and only took a couple of hours to complete the build. The goal was light weight, shallow and wide for collecting leafy vegetables, easy to handle and somewhat attractive. Video: ...more

How To : Make Glowing Oobleck from Potatoes & Tonic Water

This magical, glowing mixture is very strange, with an equally strange name (Oobleck), because it feels like moldable pizza dough in your hands one second, and like liquified goo the next. Even stranger is the fact that this glowing "magical mud" is made from things we eat, s ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/11 - 04/17)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Make a solar food dehydrator

Rick van Man of Container Gardening For Food details his techniques for making a solar-powered food dehydrator out of such household debris as scrap wood and old pint cans. The finished product looks amazingly professional! Truly a must-watch for any DIY-inclined gardening ent ...more

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