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Dollar Store Crafts | How to Make Mason Jar Solar Lights

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Dollar Store Crafts | How to Make a Mason Jar Solar Lamp

Spring is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for grilling and patio parties (yay!). How you light your get together can really set the mood and bring the party to life! We have been doing some amazing mason jar crafts recently  and have a couple jars left over, so we decided to experiment with some mason jar lighting. Plus, the dollar store just started selling the solar lights that you can stick in the ground around your patio.
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to make your own solar light with a mason jar. This is an inexpensive and easy way to add charm to any outdoor space.
Let’s get started.

How to Make Mason Jar Solar Lights:

Supplies:

  • Solar light (the stake kind) $1 each at Dollar Tree
  • Mason Jar with lid
  • Some sticky foam tape
Supplies: Solar Lights, Mason Jars, Foam tape

Supplies:
Solar Lights, Mason Jars, Foam tape

Step 1:

Start by removing the stake part of the light. It should just slide right off. You’ll be left with the solar panel and light component. We kept the plastic casing around the LED.
Remove the stake piece of the solar lights so you are left with the top solar panel piece.

Remove the stake piece of the solar lights so you are left with the top solar panel piece.

We kept the plastic casing around the light because it has a metal reflector that helps intensify the brightness of the lamp.

We kept the plastic casing around the light because it has a metal reflector that helps intensify the brightness of the lamp.

Step 2:

Grab the jar and unscrew the lid. Remove the flat part of the lid and just keep the ring. The top part of the solar light should slide through the ring nicely with a little bit of snugness. In order to make sure the light doesn’t fall down into the jar, you’ll need to put the foam tape around the top of the light. This will keep it snug.
Remove the lid from your jar.

Remove the lid from your jar.

Wrap the foam tape around the solar light.

Wrap the foam tape around the solar light.

Step 3:

Once you’ve put a single layer of tape around the light, slide the light back into the ring until the top of the solar panel is flush with the top of the lid.
Squeeze the light into the center of the lid so it's mostly flush with the top of the jar.

Squeeze the light into the center of the lid so it’s mostly flush with the top of the jar.

Step 4:

Screw the lid onto the jar and enjoy your new solar light!
Your first solar light is complete!

Your first solar light is complete!

Dollar Store Crafts | How to Make a Mason Jar Solar Lamp

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Dollar Store Crafts | How to Make a Mason Jar Solar Lamp

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