DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights

by ThriftDee

Solar lights are inexpensive and really beautiful in the garden. Here's is how you do it!

First gather your supplies. I purchased my solar lights at WalMart, the bailing wire at Home Depot, and the Ball jars through (Just use a Classico Tomato Sauce Jar instead!)
Use the bailing wire to create a simple loop to hang your lantern. Go around the rim of the jar, create a loop, go over the top and twist on the other side.
I used a Classico Tomato Sauce jar lid because it fits a Ball jar perfectly and it is easy to cut with kitchen shears. Spray paint if you're fancy. (I am)
Take apart the solar light. It is really easy they just come right off the stake. Then use E-600 to glue the light to the inside of the Classico Lid.
See how easy it is!
I attached one to each fence post! It looks really beautiful at night, and pretty in the daytime too!
Here is the finished product! **Tip!! I dropped an additional solar light into the bottom of the jar as well. It gives light from the top and bottom. I just take them out once a week and flip them over for sun and they re-charge.

DIY Mason jar ideas

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  • Cheyenne Sheehan Cheyenne Sheehan on Mar 13, 2017
    I loved your solar lights, but I really want to know more about your fence! Did you build it yourself? If so, would you be willing to share some basic information. This is exactly what I've been dreaming about and I'd love any advice you might be willing to offer on materials, measurements, number of posts you used, etc. Thanks!
  • Martha Morgan Harbour Martha Morgan Harbour on Aug 01, 2017

    How do you keep the jar from getting moisture in it?

  • Judy Vernon Judy Judy Vernon Judy on May 22, 2019

    Where did you get the solar lights

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  • Bebe Bebe on May 22, 2019

    very clever. I like

  • GMS GMS on May 22, 2019

    I assume you could just buy the cheaper solar lights from a dollar store for this purpose :)

    • Karen Karen on May 29, 2019

      You can get individual solar lights at Walmart for . 97 or if your doing a bunch of the mason jar lights they also sell the same solar lights in a 12 pk. box for $9.9?.