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Old 04-06-2015, 12:07 PM   #1
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$3.50 Solar-Powered Mason Jar Lights

We went to a light display at the Missouri Botanical Gardens over the Christmas season. One area that really struck me as beautiful was a large tree with about 20-25 lanterns hanging in the branches. I thought that would be a neat thing for the lake lot. I found the exact lanterns they used, but at $25 a piece they were out of the question. Plus they run on batteries, and that would be a PITA. Obviously, solar is the way to go.

I had the idea to use mason jars instead of lanterns, and to use cheap solar walkway lights. I think the finished product look pretty cool.

Making them is super easy. I made 10 in about an hour. You can see the step-by-step on my blog: Bigger in Real Life: Jar Lights

I'll make simple twine hangers to hang them in the trees. I'll post up more pictures when I get them hung up at our lot.

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Old 04-06-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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Nice idea, I like those!
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Very cool. Thanks for sharing
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Awesome idea!
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:44 PM   #5
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Very pretty! I love mason jars anyway they are used.

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Old 04-07-2015, 09:44 PM   #6
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very cool!! anxious to make some!! thanks!
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:10 PM   #7
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very cool!! anxious to make some!! thanks!
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In your blog you say that you bought the lights for 1.97 with a metal stake. Where did you find them at?
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In your blog you say that you bought the lights for 1.97 with a metal stake. Where did you find them at?
Wal-Mart.

Westinghouse Spartan Solar Light, Bronze - Walmart.com

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I like it


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