I had seen diy "sun" jars on the internet and wanted to make some for myself.
I followed the instructions at apartmenttherapy.com for jars that looked like this:
photo from apartment therapy
They turned out pretty nice, but it was not fun spray painting them with the frosted glass paint, it took a fair number of coats.
I put them outside on my patio table and enjoyed them - for about a month, then they started to fall apart :( . The paint scratched and the silicone I used failed, causing the light part to separate from the jar lid.
So I called this a lesson and started over. This time the only thing I bought new were the solar stakes, they had them on sale at Canadian Tire for $0.99.
They were just the right size to fit the glass insert part of old canning jars. You unscrew the top part and silicone them to the insert, like this:
Not wanting to use the frosted glass paint again, I decided some velum might work to diffuse the led light. I cut a piece to form a tube that fit just around the outside of the light part and inside the jar height then taped it in place.
The best part is I used these for the rest of the summer and they still look like they did when I made them, except the rim on the jar, which turned rusty.
Have an abundant day!
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