Asked on Jun 04, 2012

Make your own Sun Jars to light up your path for just $2.50.

q make your own sun jars to light up your path for just 2 50, crafts, lighting, outdoor living, Krylon Frosted Glass spray paint solar lights and dollar store jars are all you need
Krylon Frosted Glass spray paint, solar lights and dollar store jars are all you need.
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  • 3po3 3po3 on Jun 04, 2012
    So I must be missing something. Are the solar panels inside the jars?

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jun 05, 2012
    I went to the not sure what the solar lights look like before putting in the jars. But it looks like a super idea. hmmm What about rain? Do you put the lids back on? I like 'em!

    • Jim Cox Jim Cox on Jul 14, 2017
      I use $1 solar path lights - just the electric element. Put them upside down in the bottom of a mason jar. Run a ring of clear silicone around them, let dry 24 hrs. Flip over and attach to lid. have them on my back deck near the kitchen.

  • Jeff C Jeff C on Jun 05, 2012
    Those sun jars look great in that photo. I'm a big sucker for solar lights these days but it's cool to read about how to take the dollar store version and add some flare.

  • In the link, you can see that the jars have the lids attached by wire (bought that way from the Dollar Store) - they stay closed with the solar lights (which I removed the stakes from) inside.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jun 06, 2012
    @EVintage...question.. suppose I dont want to paint the jars, can I put the lights on top of half marble gems in the jars? Or nestled in the marbles somehow so the marbles reflect some light? What do you think?

  • Bernice - that would work - but you'd see the ugly black solar light during the day if you don't paint the jars.

  • Cindy Kennedy-Burns Cindy Kennedy-Burns on May 30, 2013
    what do the solar lights look like and where can i get them?

    • Jim Cox Jim Cox on Jul 14, 2017
      $1 each at walmart. I get the stainless version 'At Home' for the same price

  • @Cindy Kennedy-Burns - they are lights on a stake (I removed the stake - they unscrew) and just used the tops. I got mine at the Dollar Store - Target sells them too.

  • Shirley Kalinosky Shirley Kalinosky on Apr 20, 2015
    I found a set of 10 for $9.95 at The ones at the Dollar Store are sometimes $2 or $3 each. Of course, I bought a whole bunch more of things so I could take advantage of the Only $5 shipping. But at $1 a piece, You could get a lot of them.

  • Pat Hayes Pat Hayes on Jul 10, 2015
    Do you have to put anything in the bottom of the jar to hold the light upright? I love this idea and it looks so pretty with your galvanized planters with them.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jul 14, 2017
    Haha. This was 5 years ago...are they still working or did you have to change them over the years? Still a good idea! 😜