Saw this article on one of the gardening blogs I read and thought it was too good not to share. It is a great use for inexpensive solar patio lights and chipped canning jars. -- Terri
Using just three materials and a wee bit of time you will quickly have stylish mason jars to light up the garden or patio on these late summer nights.
mason jars with rings
stake solar light
double sided foam tape or glue
1. The most challenging this project will ever get is finding the solar lights that have removable tops and the pretty mason jars to fit them. This took me all of 10 minutes. I bought the lights at a grocery store for $2 each and have a large collection of jars that I sort5ed through until I found the right ones.
2. As the solar light was a bit smaller than the mason jar ring, I used a piece of double sided foam tape to make it just a smidge wider and it fit inside perfectly.
3. Don’t remove the paper off the other side of the tape so that the light can be removed from the jar. There is often an on/off switch on the light that you will still want to access. Alternatively, glue the light to the top inside of the ring to make a solid cap that can be removed.
4. Set out in the sun for 4-8 hours and your new jars will light up the night.
More step-by-step photos at the link: http://gardentherapy.ca/mason-jar-solar-lights/