DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights

DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights
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

MaterialsRecycled Materials

Primary TechniqueHome Decor



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Small $1 Solar lights
  • Clear exterior glue
  • Jars
  • Pipe Clamps large enough to fit around the jars
  • Outdoor screws and a screw driver

DIY Project Instructions


  1. Take the stake off the bottom of the solar light so you're left with just the "head"

  2. Add a dollop of glue on each side of the solar panel, do not cover the solar panel.

  3. Tip the solar light over and set it inside the jar in the center of the bottom.

  4. Allow to dry at least 24 hours.

  5. Attach the pipe clamp to chosen location with a screw.

  6. 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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I love this idea and how they are hanging up not just placed on the ground or on a flat surface. Where we live it is really dark at night so it would be nice to have some of these around our outdoor area just enough to light the area but not like a blinding light of an electric light.

I really like this idea! What a great DIY outdoor lighting idea!

I really like this project. I want to put a light on the front of my house. Where do you buy a solar light for $1

This sounds like so much fun! But instead of using solar lights, I think I will be using glow sticks inside of the mason jars instead and hiding the little glowing jars around my garden and even use some to line the path leading into my back yard with lighting. This is a very cool idea, though, and sounds super easy and fun. Would also be a very worthy idea for spooky decorating come Halloween, even adding some floating googly eyes to the jars, maybe!

I love any kind of outdoor lighting. It creates the best ambiance. Can't believe I could make this myself and not have to buy it!


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