Want to give your garden or home patio a no cost light for the night? Then, you’ve come to the right place! Read on and learn how to make these mason jar solar lights.
Today, you will learn how to make a light that will run even during power grid failure. Just hang them in an area where they are exposed to sunlight during the day to get recharged, and you’ll always have light in the evenings. With just three supplies and a little bit of time, these mason jar solar lights will incredibly illuminate and add an elegant look to your backyard!
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How to Make Your Own Mason Jar Solar Lights
Spring is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for grilling and patio parties (yay!). How you light your get together can really set the mood and bring the party to life! I have been doing some amazing mason jar crafts recently and have a couple jars left over, so I decided to experiment with some mason jar lighting. Plus, the dollar store just started selling the solar lights that you can stick in the ground around your patio.
In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to make your own solar light with a mason jar. This is an inexpensive and easy way to add charm to any outdoor space. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Remove stake piece of the light. Remove the stake piece of the solar lights so you are left with the top solar panel piece. I kept the plastic casing around the light because it has a metal reflector that helps intensify the brightness of the lamp.
Next, remove remove the stake part of the light. It should just slide right off. You’ll be left with the solar panel and light component. I kept the plastic casing around the LED.
Step 2: Slide the solar light through the ring & keep it snug. Remove the lid from your jar. Wrap the foam tape around the solar light.
Grab the jar and unscrew the lid. Remove the flat part of the lid and just keep the ring. The top part of the solar light should slide through the ring nicely with a little bit of snugness. In order to make sure the light doesn’t fall down into the jar, you’ll need to put the foam tape around the top of the light. This will keep it snug.
Step 3: Squeeze the light into the center of the lid. Squeeze the light into the center of the lid so it’s mostly flush with the top of the jar. Once you’ve put a single layer of tape around the light, slide the light back into the ring until the top of the solar panel is flush with the top of the lid.
Step 4: Screw the lid onto the jar. Your first solar light is complete!
Screw the lid onto the jar and enjoy your new solar light!
Viola! Your very own mason jar solar lights.
That wraps up our mason jar solar lights tutorial! I hope you learn the skills to start your own mason jar solar lights. Set your jars in a sunny spot during the day to charge and wait for darkness to fall. They will definitely set the mood on your patio in the evening. My kids actually take some of them in their rooms for night lights. Have fun creating!
Let’s watch this video from Makrshop and see how to make this DIY mason jar solar light in action:
Another neat option are these solar fairy lights (love these!).
So, what do you think of this mason jar solar lights? I’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment below and let me know!
If you need some DIY projects to make with your mason jars, then check these 26 DIY Mason Jar Crafts You Can Make in Under an Hour!
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