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DIY Solar Jars

The summer is winding down. Kids heading back to school, football season starting, the end of August rapidly approaching… sigh. I don’t want summer to end! Don’t get me wrong, I love fall. It is one of my favorite seasons {right along with summer and spring! I could do without such a long winter}. In my book, summer doesn’t end until 1) August is over, 2) the average temperature is less than 70 degrees. So I’m going to do everything I can to hold on to summer a tiny bit more and squeeze every last drop out of it!

DIY Solar Jars

Step #1 to holding on to summer?? Write a post about DIY solar light jars!!

These little babies are probably the easiest thing I’ve made all summer. And it doesn’t hurt that they help me to not stub my toe when I walk out on to my patio after sunset.

DIY Solar Jars

All you need is:

  • Glass Jar {Mine were Slom jars from Ikea but you could also use mason jars!}
  • Frosted Glass Spray Paint
  • Solar Light Garden Stake {You can even find these at the dollar store! In this picture I have simply pulled off the stake and the globe part of my solar light.}
  • E6000 adhesive

DIY Solar Jars

Disassemble your jar. You only need to cover the base with the frosted glass spray paint. In fact, don’t spray the top. Otherwise, the sunlight won’t be able to be absorbed by the solar light! You will only need about 2 coats of frosted glass spray.

{Take note of my fancy-shmancy spray paint box. It helps contain all the the spray paint-y-ness for smaller items!}

DIY Solar Jars

While your jar is drying, put a little E-6000 on the top edges of the solar light.

DIY Solar Jars

Center the solar light on the lid of your jar. The part that absorbs light will still be able to absorb through the clear glass lid!

DIY Solar Jars

Let the glue dry for about 20 minutes and re-attach all of the hardware to the jar. Ta-da!!

DIY Solar Jars

They are so simple and so pretty! And they probably only took me about 10 minutes to make {plus drying time}.

Also note that I realize that the above picture looks like my lights are glowing in a bright indoor area. Well, that is actually one of the darkest areas of my place. I guess that those lights are just working really well. ;)

DIY Solar Jars

You could use these lights in a bathroom for the dark nights or even for a night-light in a little bambino’s room. Just make sure they are near a window during the day to soak in that glorious sunlight!

I use them to help me enjoy the last little bits of summer before the chilliness sets in.

What would you use them for?

talitha