Happy St Patrick’s Day! How are you keeping busy with social distancing? We moved on Sunday, and between unpacking and getting organized, we haven’t really felt the effects yet. But with that distraction, I completely blanked on today’s blog post. So, since we’re all stranded in our homes and spring is right around the corner, I thought I’d re-share an easy DIY that will give you a project to do and get you a jumpstart on your outdoor patio decorating. I originally posted my DIY Solar Mason Jar Patio Lights tutorial when I first started my blog back in the spring of 2014, and it’s still one of my most viewed DIY posts! But, if you need some St Patrick’s Day outfit inspiration, check out this post!
How to Make Mason Jar Patio Lights
Mason Jar Lights Supplies
For reference, I used 16 oz mason jars and 1 bag of glass gems for each jar. The solar lights were on sale at Target for $1 each, and Dollar Tree has bags of glass gems for $1 each.
Solar Patio Lights Instructions
Remove the stake from the solar light. Unscrew the top cap where the light is housed and turn the light on by removing the strip, then replace the cap.
Insert the light face down in the mason jar.
Fill the mason jar with the glass gems.
Replace the lid on the jar, and you’re done!
Let them sit in the sun with the light side up for the day, and they will be glowing all night.
Another Way to Display Solar Lights
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. You can also use heavy-duty, flexible wire and hooks to hang them from tree branches!
There you have it! This DIY solar mason jar patio lights project costs less than $15 to make, and I get so many compliments on them! I hope this will inspire you to try it for your backyard or patio!
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