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DIY Mason Jar Patio Lights


Memorial Day is the official kick off to summer and my favorite thing to do is sit on the patio and relax with my family and friends.  In past years, I have always used small lanterns for lighting but then I found the idea for mason jar lighting here: 3GLOL.

This was an inexpensive project and only took a few minutes to make. I'll repeat the easy steps that are on 3GLOL, below.

Supplies needed:

Mason jars
Small solar lights
Glass gems or marbles

I had extra mason jars left over from the Mardi Gras birthday party I did earlier this year. Target had their small solar lights on sale a few weeks ago for $1 each and I picked up a few bags of the glass gems from Hobby Lobby.  For reference, I used 6 16 oz mason jars and 4 bags of glass gems.



Remove the stakes from the solar lights.  Unscrew the top cap where the light is housed and turn the light on, then put the cap back on.  Put the light face down in the mason jar.



Fill the mason jar with the glass gems or marbles. 


Put the top on the jar and your done!  


Once they sit in the sun for the day they will be glowing all night.  


I love how they turned out. My favorite thing about these lights is that you can move them around and use them anywhere outside.  On the patio table, along a seating wall or walkway. I was also thinking you could use a heavy duty but flexible wire and hooks to hang them from tree branches.


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11 comments

  1. What a great idea - and so easy i think even I could do it! Pinning this to try myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh my stars this is amazing! We were just putting together our deck furniture tonight and it is so dark at our house! We need some fun lighting and this is perfect!! Thanks! Susan

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    1. It's something fun you and your daughter can do in a few minutes!

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  3. Wow!! This is a fantastic idea. I recently got some mason jars from goodwill for DIY project, that never happened, but this is something I can do with things at home. Thank you for this fab idea.

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  4. Super cute! I have a couple of the solar lids for mason jars, but this is cute and cheap! Great idea!

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  5. Wow these turned out so neat! Thanks for a great DIY!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  6. This is really cool! I'm pinning this so I can try it!

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