DIY Your Own Solar Lights From Canning Jars

DIY Your Own Solar Lights From Canning Jars

Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 25, 2011

Solar lights are getting less and less expensive these days, but that still doesn't mean their little spikes will stay in the ground when a strong wind comes around or they look especially attractive. These pretty little lights were made from a little food coloring, mod podge, and some store bought lights that were dismantled in the name of crafting.

At my house we have many places that require illumination but we don't exactly have nice grassy spots (or dirt at all) to place a solar light stick. They're getting inexpensive these days ($1 or $2!) at mass retailers and the folks over at The Hand Me Down House have taken full advantage of that.

Did you know you could add food coloring to Mod Podge and get a cool colored glaze for glass? Well surprise you can and for this project that's just what was used on a set of canning jars. The outsides were painted and left to dry before adding a top from a store bought solar light. The neck of the jar was wrapped with wire or twine and can now hang from any hook, tree or location you need a little more light!

Check out the full step-by-step tutorial over at The Hand Me Down House

Image: The Hand Me Down House

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