Sun Jar DIY

Sun Jar DIY  - imagine a row of these lining a walkway

They light up my life, they bring me hope, to carry on …

But these DIY Solar Jars really do light up my life!

Sun Jar DIY How To

* Spray jars with Frosted Glass spray paint (I did 2 coats)

* Remove picks from solar lights and put lights in jars

* Put on your steps, patio table, scattered in your garden beds …

* pat yourself on the back and have a cocktail

DIY Solar Jars - imagine a row of these lining a walkway

Breaking it Down – 6 Sun Jars:

* Dollar Store wire lid jars – $6 ($1 each)

* Krylon Frosted Glass spraypaint – $3.50

* Dollar Store solar light stakes – $6 ($1 each)

* Total Cost for 6 Sun Jars = $15.50 (about $2.50 per jar)

DIY Solar Jars - imagine a row of these lining a walkway

Simple, cheap, fabulous … check, check, check!

The best part – they never need to be turned on since they’re solar powered!

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  1. what can i say…these are awesome! talk about ez pz and inexpensive! applause and appaws to you my friend! sending hugs and always a pleasure linking up with you for it’s a cinch!

  2. Kelly – I LOVE this idea. Pinning it. :)

  3. Perfect easy and peasy project! I especially like the pat yourself on the back and have a cocktail step …



  4. i love the lights! shari always has great ideas! :)

  5. It is all about the mason jars today! I love the solar light idea. I need a close up of those dollar store light sticks :)

    :) me

  6. I am on a mission to find that frosted spray paint. I loved Shari’s mason jars. Yours are cute too!

  7. What an awesome idea! I can’t wait to do this!

  8. These are so cool!

  9. i think all tutorials should include this step: * pat yourself on the back and have a cocktail

  10. These are adorable Kelly!! I love your new blog with karianne as well!! Thanks for sharing my project over there! :)

  11. Well now. These are really cute!

  12. Love it and pinning it! I just inherited a box of good ole Mason jars from a neighbor who’s decided to stop canning (sob….I live for her plum jelly!)

  13. Oh, snap! They’re so pretty and even I can manage this. Pinned. :)

  14. Soo simple and cute!

  15. These really are cute. And so much more appealing than the always cheap looking solar lights. Great idea. Thanks for sharing, liz

  16. Cute and simple!! But what’s up with you and Karianne putting the crazy songs in (poor) unsuspecting blogger’s heads? Debbie Boone. Really? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks.


  17. What a fun idea! I love a good easy project that turns out fantastic!

  18. Love those! But, I can I do the “cocktail” step first? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Ugh. I meant to say “can I do the cocktail” step first, not “I can I do”…seriously, you would think I already had a cocktail after writing that. LOL!

  20. You light up my life? Seriously? That is like a viral worm in my head now. I have some people coming over in a few weeks. Now I know how to welcome them – all I have to do is throw some solars in a jar! A big THANK YOU! Better run to get the lights before they are all gone. I found a case of Mason Jars under the guest bed so I know I have those. I am still junk sober and shopping in my house and shed.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  21. Love this idea…now I need to see how I can turn this idea into holiday themes…say, add some stars for Christmas, etc..these may be a better option rather than the old standby paper bag lights!….

  22. Love them, I think yours are similar to the ones my daughter made :)

  23. What a fantastic project, seems so easy I might have to do this!

  24. These are so cute and classy! I absolutely LOVE them! :)

  25. Oh my gosh, Kelly, you really took me back with those Ann Murray lyrics. My siblings and I used to put on an Ann Murray album, lay on either side of the stereo cabinet with our ears right next to the speakers and belt out the lyrics as loud as we could.
    I love this project! Especially that it is inexpensive. Thanks for inspiring.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  26. I love these. They are so pretty. I was wondering if you would post a link at my blog hop.

  27. I am pinning it! This is a fantastic idea and would be a good gift for someone. Ooh, I am seeing a lot of possibilities for Christmas. I came over from House of Hepworth link party.

  28. What a great idea. And the best part is that they are not that expensive! I would love it if you would share this on my linky party Tout It Tuesday.

  29. Great idea, Kelly, and so simple. Love it.

  30. Illuminating idea you have there! Sorry about the pun. I love this!

  31. LOVE these!!!

  32. Kelly, Lovin’ these!!!! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! featuringthis today on our Fb page! :) have a great Satyurday! Bonnie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. You light up my life…

    I might could afford this project…

  34. Hi Kelly, The lights are so cute and a project I can even do. Thanks for joining the OHP.

  35. What a fabulous idea. I love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  36. Love those Kelly!

  37. Melanie Bishop says:

    I made one of these a few weeks ago for my 5 year old grandaughter. I told her it was a “garden fairy” light. It was so the the garden fairies could see at night. She loved it and so did all her friends. They pick it up and shake it. I didn’t frost it though….I guess I’ll need to make another one.

  38. Can you tell me more about the light sticks you used.?

  39. So the solar sensors work from inside the jar? When did you become a noreply blogger?

  40. Okay, i don’t know how i missed this post, but i’m glad you put it in the party!!! This is a fabulous idea!!! and now one more chance to win that bird cage!!!!
    p.s. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are my hero. xoxoxo

  41. Shut the front door…how did I miss these? Perfection!

  42. I used clean jelly jars and luminescent spray paint from home depot.

  43. Love these Kelly!! Cocktail time soon!

  44. Great, sweet, cute, awesome idea! Pinning! Julia

  45. Kathryn says:

    You are “brilliant”!

  46. they wouldn’t stay lit here at the beach… I did basically the same thing but with solar lights stuck in geraniums. I alternated the the steps leaving one empty so 12 steps with 6 geraniums on both sides… such a welcoming look

  47. Lee Detrick says:

    I have several solar lights scattered around my flower beds. Why would the jars be any different than just sticking them in the ground? Do they make the lights brighter or what?

  48. how did you diy solar lamps?


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