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Solar Mason Jar Lights | DIY, All You Need Is A Hot Glue Gun | Creative Cain CabinThis is an easy DIY project that can be done in less than 30 minutes (depending on how many solar lights you will be making). Since we don’t have electricity on the porch yet I decided to whip up some soft lighting for the evening hours and decided solar was the only way to go.
DIY Solar Mason Jar Lights | Creative Cain CabinWhat you will need: Small mouth mason jars, solar garden lights, and a hot glue gun. I purchased the solar garden stakes at Menards, but they sell them every where (the dollar store, Wally world, any home improvement store, or hardware). They normally run around $2 each. All I did was remove the stem (the part that pokes into the ground) and run a bead of hot glue around the rim of the jar. Next place the solar cap on top and let the glue set up.
DIY Solar Mason Jar Lights | Creative Cain Cabin
It couldn’t be easier, and if you ever tire of them just remove the solar portion, run the jars through the dishwasher and reuse them however you choose. They make a great addition to our front porch and helps light the path. Don’t forget to save the stems you can always use the for there intended purpose in your garden if you decided to do so. Go give it a try, it’s a fun and rewarding project!
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  1. Pinning these for warmer weather and some decent sun to power them! I just won a Ramsign and can’t wait for it to arrive!

  2. Dawn,
    This is so great. I am pinning it too. I will be making those for the summer months out on the back deck. Such a great idea.

  3. I’m lovn’ the fact you don’t use candles(hubby ain’t real keen on open flames with our new home)

    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

  4. I am so glad you reposted this! I missed it! You bet I’m going to make these this summer! WHat an excellent and chic idea!
    I added you to my blogroll! Sorry it took me so long!!!!

  5. So cute!

    The stems always break on those darn solar lights. Maybe its the heat around here or something. This would be a way to use the part that still works!

  6. We have always steered clear of those darn solar lights because they fall over so easily — the stems don’t seem sturdy enough. This would be a great way to remedy the situation and have something much more attractive. Such a great idea!


  7. What a wonderful idea this would be for our farm! We need something to brighten up the dark winters–and I think this will work! Why didn’t I think of it?
    Farmhouse Blessings,

  8. Fantastic! It’s the best Idea I’ve seen yet for lighting up a dark pathway!

    Thanks for sharing I love it!

  9. You could even spray frost on the outside of the jars…or paint a color of your choice!

  10. Before sealing in the solar light, add a little bit of sand and some seashells. Look very pretty all lit up! These are really cute and so much nicer than just the stakes.

  11. Oh that’s a good idea, I love it.
    Will pin it….

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