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.
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.
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.
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.