DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights
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Create a rustic lighting feature for your outdoor space without worrying about cords and wiring. These DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights are affordable and stylish. If you love easy mason jar projects, then you have to try this creative lighting idea. With just a bit of glue, solar lights, mason jars, and the proper hardware to mount them, you can have awesome outdoor lighting that has character. No need to bother with electrical wiring or extension cords when you can just use solar lights. Create your own rustic decor with this DIY project.
From the blogger: "Every mason jar solar light project I've seen has had you cut the lid to attach the solar panel to the TOP of the jar. In this project instead I flip the jars over and glue the solar lights to the bottom of the inside of the jars! Now, with the jars flipped over, you don't have to worry about them filling with water and becoming buggy and gross. This is a simple project anyone can do! I actually ended up using pickle jars (as opposed to big mason jars) for this project because they were smaller and easier to get my hand in however any type of glass jar will work great for this!"
Estimated CostUnder $10
Time to CompleteWeekend project
Primary TechniqueHome Decor
Project TypeMake a Project
- Small $1 Solar lights
- Clear exterior glue
- Pipe Clamps large enough to fit around the jars
- Outdoor screws and a screw driver
DIY Project Instructions
Take the stake off the bottom of the solar light so you're left with just the "head"
Add a dollop of glue on each side of the solar panel, do not cover the solar panel.
Tip the solar light over and set it inside the jar in the center of the bottom.
Allow to dry at least 24 hours.
Attach the pipe clamp to chosen location with a screw.
Flip the jar over so the bottom is facing up (so your little solar light can see the sun!) put the lid on and then tighten the pipe clamp around the jar.
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