Nothing changes the atmosphere of a room more than the lighting. If you want elegance and romance you dim those bright fluorescents and opt to let a few candles glow.
If we want to party and get a little crazy we add a disco ball or a black light! Lighting is one of the simplest ways to add appeal to your outdoor spaces and walkways too. Solar lights have become a favorite for many of us due to their highly versatile nature. 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.
Not to mention, 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.
What You’ll Need
You’ll need solar light lids, regular mouth mason jars (solar light lids will not fit on wide mouth jars), and glass beads of your choice that have a flat side for gluing. It took approximately 1 1/2 bags for each jar, so 6 bags total to cover 4 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.
If you’re placing your lanterns outside consider using clear silicone caulk for durability with temperature changes. Lastly, place your solar light lids on, and they are done.
These solar 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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