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mason jar solar lights

 

As you know, I love mason jars so when my mom mentioned she saw, on pinterest, a way to make solar lights out of the jars I thought I would give it a try.  I didn’t really have specific directions to follow for the lights, so I tried different things until I got something that worked.

I started by purchasing mason jars and the lights.  I bought both items from Wal-Mart.  They sell a dozen mason Jars for a little less than $10 and they had the lights for about $0.97.  The idea is that the top of the light will sit in the top of the mason jar.  I quickly noticed that my lights were too small to sit in the top of the mason jar opening.  I improvised and attached them to plastic discs (approximately the size of the mason jar lid disc).  I saved a few of my plastic salad and food containers to make the discs.

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I cut the discs to fit the mason jar opening and super-glued the lights to the plastic disc.  During this step, sure to not get super glue on the solar portion of the light.  I applied pressure to the solar lights and discs with a few books and let them sit for a few hours.  Initially I tried to use a glue gun to glue the lights to the plastic discs, but I found that this didn’t hold.

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Next, I detached the bottom (stake) of the solar lights and placed the light in the jar.  Then I screwed the mason jar lid on top without the mason jar lid disc.  

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My lights were then ready to use.  I placed them outside on my porch and watched them glow at night.  You could also make your jars a little more decorative and add stones or use a transparent spray paint in your jars.  Make sure your jars get plenty of light during the day so they will glow throughout the evening.

 

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Enjoy!

❤ K

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