23 Best Solar Lawn Decorations [Fun Ideas]
Lawn decorations have long been a part of homeownership from plastic flamingos, ceramic frogs, and assorted lights along the path to the front door. With the onset of solar technology and that technology becoming more and more efficient, it is only natural that solar technology was used for other areas.
When it comes to lawn decorations, it makes sense to use solar technology for outdoor lights, even if they are decorative.
Not only are you providing your family and visitors a lighted pathway to your front door, but you are also giving them something aesthetically pleasing to check out on their way to or from your door.
Also, once the lawn decorations are powered up, you are not drawing additional power and running up your electrical bills. This bonus means that you can have as many solar-powered decorations in your yard that you want and you are getting free light while you are at it.
In some cases, the light might not be as bright as an interior lightbulb, but it is doubtful that a 60-watt lightbulb’s worth of light is needed to get from the sidewalk to the front door.
Below are some fun and interesting solar lawn decorations all in one place for your consideration so you don’t have to search all over the internet for them.
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Metal Peacock Solar Garden Lights Decoration
Who doesn’t love these colorful birds? Now you can peacocks in your yard without worrying about feeding, cleanup, or noise at night while you and your neighbors are trying to sleep.
This solar peacock is made from high-quality stainless iron, as is the pole.
The ball is made from crackle glass. Crackle glass is a finish put on the glass that gives it a cracked or crackled texture. While this peacock may look somewhat delicate, it is actually durable and sturdy.
The peacock is easy to install, it comes with a solar garden stake and assembly is easy.
All you need are to follow the instructions and you don’t need any extra screws.
Depending on the intensity of the sun, recharge time takes about six hours and it produces about 8 hours of light. There is a switch on the light cover, and the switch needs to be open before recharging the peacock.
No need to remember turning it on as it automatically comes on at night and turns itself off when the sun comes up.
- Waterproof, so no need to cover it before it starts raining or snowing
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Doesn’t take up a lot of room
- Sturdy and durable
Multi-Color Changing Lily Solar Flower Lights
Flowers along a walkway have a flair for brightening any spot.
Even more so when the flowers in question are solar-powered. These artificial lily flowers are designed to imitate real lily flowers and are made from waterproof fabric.
There are 7 LEDs that change color from red, green, blue and more and automatically light up when it gets dark enough. The lily lights are easy to install and there is no wiring or external electricity required to get these lily flowers to brighten your nights.
From a full charge, the lights from the lily will last 8 hours, which makes them perfect during the summertime hours when days are longer and the nights are shorter.
The lily flowers are water-resistant to prevent damage to the solar panel and battery. The stem of the lily flower lights is made from ABS and stainless steel, making them durable and sturdy.
- Manual on/off switch for the lights. A great feature to have in winter when days are shorter
- Comes with a user manual
- The solar flowers can fit anywhere
- Battery-free and wireless flowers
Flickering Flames Torch Solar Lights
Fire brings provides heat and light, but apparently there is just something comforting about the flickering of fire that people need to replicate it fake fireplaces, space heaters, and outdoor solar lawn decorations.
There have been studies that show that just watching a fire lowers blood pressure and reduces anxiety. This makes these flickering flames solar lights the perfect solar lawn decoration to use when spending some time outside at night.
What better way to wind down for the night than grab something to drink, a book, and sit by the light of the solar-powered torch?
This flickering torch provides the perfect atmosphere when camping, or for a garden party, or simply for your lawn.
There is no threat of a fire if the solar light is knocked over and there is no need for gasoline or oil to keep the flames going. This eternal flame is waterproof and dustproof. It is made from ABS material to provide durability and provide the solar light a longer life.
- It provides 12 hours of light in summer and 5 hours in winter on a full charge
- Easy to install, just put it anywhere
- 12-month warranty, with a lifespan of 2 years
- LED lights last 50,000 hours
Multi-color Changing Butterfly Solar Powered lights
One thing that comes to mind when thinking about summer are the butterflies flying through the sky and the great Monarch butterfly migration each year.
While these butterflies won’t be able to pollinate your flowers, they are every bit just as beautiful as the real butterflies seen during spring, summer, and autumn. The fiber optic material built into the butterflies helps give them the unique shape and there are 7 LED lights per butterfly that change colors.
Installing the butterflies is an easy task and no extra wiring or electricity is required.
You can use these solar butterflies to light up a path or create a path of your choice.
Another unique feature of these solar lawn decorations is that the stakes are transparent and each one has five purple LED lights. Once placed where you want each light, be sure to spread the wings for full effect. The colors of the light alternate between purple, yellow, green, and more.
- Perfect for fences, walkways, and gardens
- Very strong and won’t break easily
- Lights up for 8 to 12 hours
Mushroom Solar Garden Lights
Mushrooms thrive in moist environments, be it a damp forest, a car interior where water has access, or even inside garden sheds.
As for mushrooms that give off light, there are some varieties of mushrooms that are bioluminescent, but those are not nearly as attractive for gardens and pathways as these are.
These mushroom solar lights provide a more whimsical and lighthearted decorative lighting option for your lawn, whether placed in your garden or along the pathway to the front door.
These mushrooms are made from durable plastic and can handle a variety of weather that’s thrown at them, whether it is rain, snow, or wind. Each mushroom requires about five hours of sunlight to fully charge the battery for the first use.
As with other solar lights, these will automatically turn on when the sun goes down and turn off when the sun comes up.
To install these solar mushrooms, simply press them into the ground and you are good to go. The solar battery is rated for high efficiency and has a quicker charge than other batteries.
- Battery life is 2 years
- Made from durable plastic can handle wind, rain, and snow
- Comes with a manual
- Does not require any connecting wires
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Solar Powered Hummingbird, Butterfly, Dragonfly Lights
Solar-powered hummingbird, butterfly, and dragonfly lights.
Nope, not three creatures forming a hybrid like a griffin, but three separate animal lights.
A hummingbird, a butterfly, and a dragonfly.
Light up your nights without having to worry about batteries, wires, and electricity usage with the solar panels for each light. The solar panels automatically recharge during the day and then when darkness falls the light also turns on automatically.
After being fully charged, the lights last for 8 hours.
There is also a manual on and off switch for when you want to turn the lights on later during the night.
This is a great feature to have in winter when the days are shorter and the nights are longer. These lights are lightweight but durable and made with a high-quality material that helps keep these lights around for a long time.
While these solar lawn decorations are waterproof as long as they are not soaked in water. Rain is okay, but swimming pools, bathtubs, and floods are not.
- Lightweight and durable, made from stainless steel and ABS plastic
- Waterproof and will function in a variety of weather
- Easy to install with no wiring or external electricity
- The light color changes on each one
Honeybees Solar Garden Lights
Honeybees are very industrious insects and one surprising fact about them is that the average bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
These solar honeybee lights won’t pollinate your flower garden or create delicious honey, but these lights look absolutely adorable, especially at night. No need for a battery, just make sure the light sensor for the solar panel charges during the day so that it will come on automatically at night.
These garden lights can be used indoors and outdoors and are created to be completely waterproof and handle anything the weather decides to throw at it, whether it be rain or snow.
These bees have eight different light mods. The lighting modes include steady on, twinkle, slow fade, chasing, slo-glo, sequential, combination, and in waves.
If you want the same lighting mode that you had the night before, the memory function saves your last mode setting so you don’t have to reset your settings.
- Realistic honeybee design
- Memory chip to save your last mode setting
- 8 different lighting modes
Bee with Solar Light Eyes and Rotating Wings
You got your realistic bumblebees above and then you have your oversized cartoon bee here. Both alike in cuteness and both bringing light to dark, quiet nights.
This bee was actually given the name Beatrix Bumblebee by the manufacturer.
Regardless of where you put her, Beatrix Bumblebee is likely to bring smiles to any area of the lawn and brighten any gloomy mood. Beatrix will keep her bright colors for a long time as she was painted with three layers of high-quality UV resistant paint and she won’t rust.
Beatrix is one busy bee with the energy to match. She has one solar-powered built-in battery that will last 24 months. Beatrix herself is nine inches long and the stake that supports her is 43 inches high.
She is made completely of recycled metal and 100% handcrafted.
Another thing about Beatrix is that her wings rotate, adding another element of joy. To charge Beatrix, make sure she gets plenty of direct sunlight during the daytime hours so she can illuminate her surroundings at night.
- Handcrafted from recycled metal
- Painted with 3 layers of UV resistant paint
- Rustproof and weatherproof
- Provides light up to 4 hours
Outdoor Solar Fireworks Style Decorative Lights
Everybody loves fireworks, so why not have permanent fireworks on your lawn?
These fireworks won’t cause loud noises that scare your beloved pets and they won’t cause burns from being touched. Why not bring a festive mood to your lawn all year long?
The copper wires of the solar fireworks are flexible. This allows you to move the wires however you want. You can create trees, spheres, spirals, hearts, flowers, and more. The only limits are your imagination and the number of copper wires.
Rain will never cancel your fireworks as they are made from copper wire material and ABS plastic.
This makes your fireworks durable, waterproof, and temperature resistant. Its design is also anti-shock, meaning you don’t have to turn off your fireworks to adjust the copper wires.
While the fireworks are waterproof, they should not be soaked in water for long periods of time.
- Only needs 4 to 6 hours to charge and then last 10 to 12 hours at night
- Waterproof and temperature resistant
- Two modes: Flash and steady
- The fireworks provide bright lighting
Solar Lights Solar Acrylic Bubble
These solar lawn decorations will not burst your bubble when it comes to adding light and whimsy to your lawn.
These come in four flower types: dandelion, lily, lotus, and sunflower to give your lawn and garden flower variety. There is no need to hook it up to your electrical source and drive up the price of your electric bill.
All you have to do is put them together, turn on the light switch, put them where you want and you are done.
Once the lights have absorbed sunlight for about five hours, they are ready to go. The solar panels will need to directly face sunlight, so be sure to face the panels where they would absorb the most sunlight. Once they have absorbed enough light, these four acrylic flowers will provide up to 6 to 8 hours of light.
These flowers change to a variety of colors, such as purple, yellow, green, blue, red, and more.
- The lights work normally no matter what the weather
- Completely transparent and the stakes have lights as well
- 29.5 inches tall, making them easier to see during the day
- Up to 8 hours of light at night
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Solar Powered Glass Color Changing Sun
You can finally harness the power of the sun to charge another sun to bring light to your lawn at night.
Thankfully, this sun is much dimmer and cooler so you don’t have to worry about a small ball of fire burning your lawn simply by existing.
You also don’t have to worry about protecting your electronics from solar flares and there is no need to wear sunscreen when you go outside to look at this sun. You can also stare directly at it day or night.
While you might need sunglasses from the big sun during the day, you definitely won’t need them for this copper sun at night.
This copper sun is bound to turn heads from those passing by and the sunflower part of the sun is beautifully painted with yellow, orange, and red. There are 8 mini amber glass marbles on the shorter sun flames and the glass crackle globe changes between seven color patterns.
This is definitely one of the solar lawn decorations to get. A combination of beauty and functionality.
- The crackle glass ball is 3×3 inches
- Seven color patterns
- Lights up your night for 8 hours
- Bright LED lights that turn on at dusk automatically
Solar Powered Metal Owl Lights
When it comes to lighting up the night, it is sometimes best to let a well-known nocturnal animal do the job.
You never have to go hunting for food to give to this owl as the only thing it feeds upon is sunlight collected from its solar panel and the charge of its batteries.
As with most owls and other nocturnal animals, this owl is not on, or “awake” during the day, but come nighttime provides up to 8 hours of illumination.
To charge your solar-powered owl, make sure to keep it in direct sunlight for 6 to 8 hours.
Due to the sensitive nature of the solar panel, be sure to keep it away from street lights and other bright lights as they can confuse the sensors and prevent the owl from turning on. If you have ever wanted an owl, this is the best owl to get.
It is durable, waterproof, corrosion-resistant, cute, and reliable. What more could you ask for it? While this owl doesn’t have any feather to protect it from the rain, wind, or snow, it is still weather-resistant and will work in the rain.
- Works outside on rainy days
- Provides 8 hours of light
- Waterproof, durable, and weather-resistant
- No extra tools needed for installation
12 Pack 6 Color Solar Garden Lights
If you’re not all that into cute animals, flowers, or mushrooms providing light on the darkest nights and want something a little more conventional, then these lights are for you.
This 12 pack of lights come in six colors: white, purple, orange, yellow, red, and green.
These garden lights are bright enough to show you the way home without being a nuisance for being too bright. As they come in six colors, they are an excellent choice to keep around during the holidays.
Easy to assemble, all you have to do is turn it on before you put it together, which only takes two minutes.
Once you are done, just put it in the ground and you are good to go. Make sure the solar panel is in direct sunlight to gather enough power to provide 8 hours of light during the nighttime hours.
There is no need to worry about pulling these lights up during a rainstorm as they are completely weatherproof. It doesn’t matter if it is windy, rainy, or snowy, these lights will still work. Although, in the case of snow there is a chance they would be covered up if the accumulation is significant.
- Provides 8 hours of light
- Fast and simple installation
- Stainless steel construction
Color Changing Solar Powered LED Yard Lights
Think of it as though the American flag was made to look like a disco ball.
Its appearance makes it perfect for celebrating the 4th of July from the comfort of your backyard during the daytime and nighttime hours.
During the day, the light becomes a conversation and a decorative piece. At night, the globe light will provide a soft light while you watch fireworks on the television. Or, depending on where you live, from the comfort of your backyard.
Make sure that the solar panel is in direct sunlight and that the switch is in the “on” position so that the yard light is charging properly. This way this colorful ball of light will have enough power to provide light for up to 8 hours.
There are two lighting modes. The first lighting mode is the color-changing mode that provides colorful lights. The second lighting mode provides soft white light to create a cozy or romantic atmosphere. None of the lights are bright enough to be harsh on the eyes.
- A versatile table lamp for a wide variety of uses
- Soft and comfortable lighting
- Can be used as a nightlight indoors as well
- Sturdy and weather-resistant
Solar-powered Frog Lawn Decorations
When you think of frog lawn decorations or even solar-powered frog lawn decorations, one tends to think of your basic frog emitting light during the nighttime hours. This frog turns all expectations upside down.
Standing 6.5 inches tall, 4.3 inches wide, this frog stands up with a drink in one hand, a surfboard under the other arm, wearing a pair of shorts and sunglasses. This frog is headed for the beach, or for a relaxing vacation in your yard and the only thing this frog will be surfing are solar rays.
The LED eyes and content smile of the frog brings an air of whimsy to the yard.
You never have to replace the batteries on this little guy. You also won’t have to say goodbye anytime soon as he is made from a rust-resistant resin and covered in a protective coating to take on any type of weather your area has to offer. His colors won’t fade and he won’t crack or corrode.
If you get more than one, then before you know it you have a plethora of frogs having their own garden party.
- Designed to last
- Hand-painted for a personal touch
- Lifetime warranty
Snail Figurine With Solar Powered Lights
It’s no secret that snails are adorable, the problem for some people is that snails are either too small to properly see their adorableness or people are put off by their appearance and slime factor. Size and slime factor won’t be a problem with this snail as it is 8.5 inches high and 10 inches wide.
For an added cute bonus, there is a little blue bird sitting on the snail’s shell, enjoying the very slow ride.
Surprisingly, it is not the eyes of the snail or the bird perched on the shell of the snail that provides the light. It is the center of the flowers painted onto the snail of the shell that is the source of the light.
The snail is incredibly easy to use, all you have to do is turn it on and let it charge.
The snail takes 5 to 8 hours to fully charge and provides 8 to 10 hours of light during the nighttime hours. You don’t have to turn it on at night manually as the light will come on automatically.
You also don’t have to worry about leaving the snail outside in the rain, snow, or frost as it is designed to be weatherproof. The high-grade resin provides durability, UV-resistance, and the colors will not fade.
- Weatherproof and resistant to frost, water, and snow
- A great gift for any occasion
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2 Pack Angel Solar Powered Decorative Lights
Just look at that detail. Perfectly crafted solar angels to bring light to your yard and light to the hearts of those walking or driving by your home.
The level of detail on the angels is unmatched, especially with the wings and there is a clear separation between the sleeves and the hands. Same with the hair framing the face.
These symbols of hope, protection, and comfort are a great addition to any yard, especially during the winter holidays. They can be placed by the walkway to the door, or even along the fence, inviting people to take a closer look at every detail.
The lights of the angels come in 7 different colors.
These colors are red, blue, orange, pink, yellow, white, and light blue.
The angels themselves are made from plastic, fiber, and silk while the stakes are made from stainless steel. Once fully charged during the day, the angels will automatically cast their light upon their surroundings for 6 to 8 hours.
Since the total length of both angel and stake are 27 inches in length, the angels are easily visible no matter the time of year. Unless there is heavy snow accumulation, the angels will be visible to light the way home.
- Stainless steel stake to avoid corrosion
- Waterproof and designed to withstand light rain and water spills
- Perfect for the holidays
- Durable and will not fade
Multicolor Solar Landscape Spotlights
If you have ever wanted your own personal spotlight for your yard, now is your chance.
This fully adjustable spotlight can be mounted on the wall or placed in the yard. The light is bright enough to use as a guide for finding your way to the front door, or bright enough to be placed at the front door and pointed outward to illuminate the path.
The solar spotlights have a lithium rechargeable battery and provide 10 hours of light after charging 6 to 8 hours in direct sunlight. The light sensor is sensitive, so it is best to keep it away from street lights and other bright light sources that may interfere with the functioning of the solar spotlight.
As with the other solar lights on this list, the solar spotlights will automatically turn on at night and turn off when the sun comes up.
There are 7 colors and 9 modes to choose from.
The colors you can choose from are light blue, white, red, yellow, purple, blue, and green. The modes include each individual color, flashing all 7 colors, or red, green, blue flashing. To change the mode, just press a button.
- Easy to install on a wall or in the yard
- 360 adjustability
- Durable and performs well under extreme weather
- Easy to switch between modes
35-inch Frog Solar Garden Light
Another frog for the list of solar lawn decorations. This frog is sitting on a leaf in a cross-legged sitting pose with its hands above its head in a yoga pose.
With this solar-powered frog, the light does not emanate from its eyes, but from the crackle glass ball in its stomach. When the other frog on the list finishes his drink and is done surfing, he is always welcome to join this frog for yoga and meditation.
This frog leads by example, bringing a sense of calm and peace to the yard with a side order of cuteness.
The solar frog is easy to assemble and comes with a set of installation instructions that need to be followed carefully.
The stake for the solar lawn frog is composed of stainless steel while the frog is made from durable iron. This makes the frog waterproof and weather-resistant, so there are no worries about rain or fading from the sun’s UV rays.
Before charging, open the switch on the light cover to fully charge the solar frog. Once fully charged, the light in the stomach of the frog will turn on automatically and provide 6 to 8 hours of light once the sun goes down.
- Automatically turns on and off based on lighting levels
- Durable and easy to assemble
Solar Powered Frog LED Light
This list of solar lawn decorations is a frog lover’s dream. This frog is just a little bit different from its surfing and yoga frog cousins.
This frog looks like a real frog.
It isn’t reading a book, not surfing, meditating, doing yoga, or cooking, it will just sit in your lawn as a real live frog would. Except for the part where it will emit a bright light from within its body. Other than the real-life polka-dot tree frog that is.
During the day, this little amphibian will cause people to take a second look and wonder if it is a real frog. By night, the frog can either help light a pathway from the door to the sidewalk or create an electricity-free spotlight in the garden.
The frog is 10.5 inches high and 8.5 inches wide. It is lightweight, weighing less than four pounds.
It is easy to use as there is no installation or wiring required. Just place the frog in direct sunlight and it will provide 8 to 12 hours of lighting wherever you place it. It automatically comes on at dusk.
Despite how bright the frog can become, the frog will remain cool to the touch.
- No installation or wiring required
- Always remains cool to the touch
- Provides up to 12 hours of light
- Super bright LED light
Solar Powered Turtle LED Glowing Shell Light
Talk about turtle power. This turtle might not actively fight crime when you aren’t looking, but it does provide 8 to 12 hours of lighting with a full charge.
The solar panel to collect sunlight is placed where the turtle’s tail would normally be. If the turtle has a long, metallic tail that collected sunlight and made the turtle glow in the dark.
The green turtle shell with complement your lawn or garden by day and illuminate that same area at night. The turtle will remain cool to the touch no matter how bright the shell becomes and the LED bulbs will never need to be replaced.
There is no wiring or installation required to enjoy the light this solar turtle will provide your lawn, garden, or even porch.
Just place it where there will be direct sunlight, it’s that easy.
The turtle is very durable and is resistant to rain, sun, and snow.
The turtle weighs less than three pounds and is 5.1 inches high and 12 inches long. If you decide that you don’t want to keep it in the yard during the winter months, then you can bring it inside as indoor decoration or store it in a shed or a garage.
- Durable and weather-resistant
- Cute turtle with super bright LED
- Remains cool to the touch
- Provides up to 12 hours of light
Parrot Sculpture Solar LED Lights
This solar parrot sculpture is perfect for bird lovers, especially those who love parrots.
This blue and yellow macaw is sculpted to look like a blue-and-yellow macaw with a blue neck where an actual blue-and-yellow macaw has a black neck. The solar parrot sculpture is waterproof and will not fade or rust.
Installation is easy and does not require any tools or screws. All you have to do is insert the solar lawn decoration into the ground and you are good to go.
Make sure to place it in a location that will receive direct sunlight so the rechargeable battery will fully charge.
The parrot will take 4 to 7 hours to fully charge during the daytime but will provide 8 hours of light at night.
There is no need for the parrot on and off each day as it will light up once the sun goes down and shut off when the sun comes up. The parrot is highly detailed, especially the facial markings.
The part with the parrot is 6.3 inches in length while the entire solar light from the top of the parrot to the bottom of the stake is 16.5 inches in length.
- Waterproof and will not rust or fade
- Easy to install, doesn’t require tools
- The high amount of detail
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Artificial Solar Powered Lighted Tree
There have been flowers on this list, but this is the only tree.
Many people have wished for trees to be a little more interesting, such as producing wi-fi signals or being bioluminescent.
Sadly, there aren’t any naturally occurring bioluminescent trees, but scientists do seem to be working on trees that glow bright enough to replace streetlights. This cherry flower tree may not be bright enough to replace a streetlight, but it will softly illuminate areas of your lawn or garden.
It doesn’t cast a bright, dazzling light, but provides a soft, comfortable, and inviting lighting bright enough to see by.
The rechargeable battery efficiently absorbs and converts solar power and is fully charged within 4 to 6 hours in direct sunlight.
There is no power supply required, which saves money when it comes to the electric bill.
The lights turn on and off automatically at dusk and dawn and the solar lawn tree is incredibly easy to install. The tree is also suitable for use all year round and is durable and weather-resistant.
- Leaves and stems are adjustable
- Easy to install
- Provides light up to 10 hours
- Lightweight and durable