How to Make Mason Jar Solar Lights

Beautify your backyard with a string of solar lights using repurposed mason jars that glow like the stars when the night sets in. A sudden stint with ThriftDee while browsing some recipes for chocolate brownies two weeks ago stoked the crafter in me to experiment something unique with the good old mason jars. A bit of help from my twin helped me light up my mini garden.

DIY Solar Mason Jar Lights Tutorial

Supplies

  • Mason jars (4 with the lids and rings)
  • Solar lights
  • Bailing wire
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Kitchen shears
  • Glue
Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 1

Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 1

Instructions

  1. Measure the size of the solar lights and trace it on the lids of the jars. Use the kitchen shears to cut them out.
Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 2

Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 2

  1. Place the lids on an old newspaper and spray paint (any paint of your choice) to conceal the rustic appearance.
Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 3

Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 3

  1. Pull out the solar cells from the lights and glue to the hole of the inverted lids. Let them dry for a day.
Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 4

Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 4

  1. Wound the bailing wire around the neck of the jars and make a loop for suspending them in your verdant backyard or patio.
Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 5

Mason Jar Solar Lights Picture 5

Since I am a countryside girl, according to me the mason jars look spectacular hanging from the fence posts of my grassy courtyard. Just a few days back, my hubby threw a backyard party and the mason jar lights did complete justice by making it a mammoth hit.

Mason Jar Solar Lights

Mason Jar Solar Lights

Few Ideas to Adorn the Mason Jar Solar Lights

Enjoy the mystical night decorating the porch of your abode with a multitude of solar powered mason jar lights. Doesn’t it look like a cryptic rainbow at night?

Painted Mason Jar Solar Lights

Painted Mason Jar Solar Lights

Swinging from a tree the hanging mason jar solar lights exhibit a luminary effect turning everything around serene and calm.

Mason Jar Lights Outside

Mason Jar Lights Outside

If you thought outdoor lighting is expensive, then these beautifully tinted mason jar solar lights can give you some frugal relief.

Frosted Mason Jar Solar Lights

Frosted Mason Jar Solar Lights

The solar-enabled lights fixed into the handy jars come of great use for illuminating patios, entrances, gardens, and walkways or even as classy centerpieces for your center tables. Are you ready to inject the outdoor atmosphere with romantic flavors?