Step 1: Take a solar path light and remove the top from the clear globe
Take the top off the solar light and place it on your workbench solar cell side down. This should cause the led to light up and shine into your face. If it is not on figure out where the photo cell is and tape over it to trick it into thinking it is night. You will need to have the light ON. When you have the light on use your wire cutters and snip off the LED.
Step 2: Polarity check and solder
Step 3: Solder
Step 4: Paint it GLOW IN THE DARK
Step 5: Put it all together
You can use the patio light's original globe and paint the insides of it if you like also. I am using a glass votive cup here.