Solar Mason Jars go where you need them without the expense of installing permanent lighting. And they are so fun to make!
DIY Solar Mason Jars
Lighting is one of the simplest ways to add appeal to your outdoor spaces and walkways. These Solar Mason Jar lights have become a favorite for many of us, not only because they are so versatile but they are also fun to make! You can really make these your own, by adding your own colors or even designs to your jars. See the easy tutorial below!
Why Place Solar Lights?
Solar lights are small, easy to place, low maintenance, and quite affordable. They easily add light where you need it most without the hassle and hefty expense of installing permanent lighting. We have a lot of options available to buy solar lighting, so if you’re in the market for a set and aren’t sure about making your own like in this tutorial, head over to our Awesome Solar Lights post where we’ve rounded up a few shopping links from Amazon.
DIY Solar Lights Tutorial:
For those of us who like to change things up ever so often, this is as temporary or permanent as you want it to be. This project was simple, fun, and yielded stunning results.
We have a few creative people in our family, and I actually love the idea of mixing up the colors on the glass beads. I have blue shown since we made this blue beaded set, but we also like adding in other colors for more variety.
- 6 Pack Regular Mouth Solar Light Lids With Fairy Lights
- Regular mouth Mason Jars
- Glass beads
- Hot glue
- e6000 or adhesive caulk
Some explanation if you’re not familiar with Solar Light Lids:
To make this project, one thing you absolutely will need is solar light lids.
These are lids compatible with Mason Jars, that have a small solar panel, attached to LED “fairy lights” which will drop down and go inside your Mason Jar.
Regular mouth mason jars are what you will need for this project. (Solar light lids linked here will not fit on wide mouth jars).
You will need glass beads of your choice that have a flat side for gluing. You can find them on Amazon (linked) or just pick up at Dollar General, possibly Dollar Tree, or the craft stores.
It took approximately 1 1/2 bags for each jar, so 6 bags total to cover 4 jars.
Making Your DIY Solar Mason Jars:
Check to make sure all of your solar light lids are in working order. You might have to set them in the sun for a few minutes. As soon as you’re good to go, set those aside and start on the fun part- gluing the glass beads to the jars!
Simply start gluing the beads on starting around the top of the jar just beneath the lid and worked your way around and down. I stopped about 1/2 inch from the bottom to ensure my jar would sit level.
Placement and Durability:
If you’re placing your Solar Mason Jar lights outside consider using clear silicone caulk for durability with temperature changes. Lastly, place your solar light lids on, and they are done.
I recommend placing them out of reach of kids, and not close to where they could fall and break.
I would also keep them out of any area containing a lot of water– they say they are waterproof but be smart about where these are placed! I wouldn’t want to test it out and have my beautiful jars ruined by a heavy amount of water coming off the house in a rainstorm!
These solar mason jar lights look stunning on your window sill, porch steps, and patio table! Allow to charge in full sun 6-8 hours for the brightest and longest glow.
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