Beachy Mason Jar Solar Lights

2 Materials
$10
30 Minutes
Easy

With a large collection of beach glass, shells, mason jars and a love of outdoor entertaining, I can't believe I didn't make these sooner. Now that I have, the night comes alive (and I feel like I'm on vacation)!
I was inspired by all if these collected items to use them for decoration in my garden.
I layered some sand in the bottom of a mason jar, then added beach glass.
Then a mason jar lid! You can make these at home with just 3 materials you can buy anywhere. You may even have them now.
See how I make my mason jar lids in the blog post I wrote here: http://gardentherapy.ca/mason-jar-solar-lights/

At night, it really glows from the reflection of the LED light on the beach glass. I was impressed how much light it produces. See how it looks at night here: http://gardentherapy.ca/beach-glass-solar-lights/

Suggested materials:

  • Mason jar
  • Beach glass

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Vickie Meinen
    Vickie Meinen
    on Jun 4, 2016

    So where did you get the solar mason jar lid? It seems too perfectly cut not to be purchased.

    • David D. Hartstein
      David D. Hartstein
      on May 29, 2019

      I make my own. I remove the metal lid and attach it to scrap wood with two screws. I use an awl to center punch the lid and then use a metal hole saw to drill the circle for the solar light. I use a Dremel to custom fit the final hole and then hot glue the light in place.

  • Pineapple
    Pineapple
    on May 23, 2020

    What about the blue sand? Did you color it?

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  • MK McDonald
    MK McDonald
    on Jul 31, 2016

    Stephanie, you have just upped the 'creativity' game of DIY solar lights! Making a bright beach scene in the jar was genius!

  • Robin
    Robin
    on Jun 4, 2019

    Love this idea, can't wait to make them for my garden


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