Looking to add a little light to your patio in time for spring & summer get-togethers? Try this simple little D.I.Y. project and make yourself some cute and functional mason jar solar lamps!
Mason jars come in handy for all sorts of DIY projects, including this simple solar lamp from WeedEmAndReap. If you can spare a few from your canning pantry, make a few of these lamps to add some soft ambient light to your patio and yard this spring! (This works great with jars that have chipped lips or slight cracks, so you can’t use them for canning.)
You’ll save on electric bills for outside lighting, by harnessing the energy of the sun during the day, and using it for a lovely light source at night. Just hang or place the jars where they get at least 6 hours of sun during the day to light your solar lamps.
Here’s how to make them:
Things You’ll Need:
Step 1 — Cut a piece of wire to 12 1/2 inches. Wrap around the lip of the mason jar and loop together — but leave it loose.
Step 2 – Cut another piece of wire to 14 inches and loop the ends around the first wire.
Step 3 – After you’ve tightened both sides of your handle, you can go back and tighten the front loops on the first ring of wire.
Step 4 – Now all you need to do is put a battery in your led solar light lid and screw that puppy on!
For pictures of each step, visit WeedEmAndReap.com.
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