An oldie, but a goodie. Light up your nightly entertainment space with some sun jars…
The picture above is my homemade sun jar! It is awesome! Saw the idea on NotMartha.org a few years ago. STEP 1: Shopping! You’re going to need:
1.) A jar: The best kinds are found at Ikea, ‘slom jars’.
1.2) Or if you find vintage jars in antique stores like I did, they work the same. TIP: Buy the jar first, before you buy the solar light, you’ll want to size up the jar and the light together.
2.) Solar Light: I favor the amber colored lights (limited findings, try Lowes) – The solar cell on lights come in different sizes. Look for one that can fit the top of the jar.
3.) Frosting Spray Paint (Valspar leaves a nice coat)
4.) Tools: Screw driver (Phillips and flat head), scissors or something better to cut through plastic.
STEP 2: Frost it. Two coats gives the jar a solid look, and diffuses the light really great. I frosted the inside so the outside stays smooth.
STEP 3: Take apart the solar light…This may be a little tedious, but basically, you want to take out the battery unit, circuit board w/LED attached, and the solar cell on top.
In the end, it should look like this…
It turned out I had to cut apart the plastic unit the light came on, and sneak everything through the little opening on the top of the light.
STEP 5: Glue the solar cell to the bottom of the lid on the jar.
Ta Da! You’ve made a homemade sun jar for under $10! Close the jar and leave out in the sun all day to let the battery charge. Then at night, watch it light up!