Sunday, September 1, 2013

Solar Canning Lights


Look what Bulldog Man bought me at the Farmer’s Market; two solar powered canning jars!!!!  They’re adorable, I love them. 

Can you see my wheels spinning?????  Yes, they’re spinning on how I can make some; it looks pretty easy.

 
 



 

30 comments:

  1. Looks like the little garden light tops are mounted inside with a hole cut out of the jar lid for the little panel to get light through.

    Neat.

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    1. PP,

      Yes, making them looks easy enough. Hubby thought they were neat too.

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  2. Making your own lights would be fun and educational. I'm sure if you Google search for LED lantern kits you'll find many to choose from.

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    1. Mike,

      Anything educational and fun, I'm in :-)

      I even have some old solar lights I may use.

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  3. I have one but not as pretty as these.

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    1. Gail,

      You could place some of those nice looking rocks you have in the jar??

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  4. Sandy
    super!
    I've seen a tutorial on pinterest for making these. Look there.

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    1. Kimberly,

      I'll have to do that, thanks!!

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  5. Very cute solar jars! I'm wondering if those similar staked lights they sell at Wallyworld would work by removing the stakes (they cost about a dollar). Can't wait to see if you make your own.

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    1. Mrs. Mac,

      Thanks! I believe I could use those lights at Wally World. In fact, I have a few out on the property lawn I can use.

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  6. I saw directions for making those on a blog or a video. You could probably find it and not have to reinvent the wheel. However, the ones I saw did not have the glass inside or a handle. Those are cool. I like the new Ball blue glass jars.

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    1. Linda,

      I think I can find some video's on youtube on how to make them. I love the blue Ball glass jars.

      I could also paint the glass jar before placing a solar light inside.

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  7. So cute! I want to make some now, too! And what a sweet man to bring you a little gift.....I love surprises like that :)

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  8. MM,

    Thanks! They look pretty easy to make. I love surprises when he has to think about it, and it comes from his heart. I'm not talking your typical birthday's, Christmas, or anniversary surprise either.

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    1. Stephen,

      There a so many things a person can do with canning jars. This is neat!!

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  10. Oh I LOVE this idea they are wonderful. B

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    1. B,

      I love this idea too!!! And I can use them in the house, outside, and when we go camping.

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  11. They're adorable! I know you'll figure this out, and, share all (hint, hint). I can see they could be very useful.

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    1. Leigh,

      They are adorable! It's not real difficult to figure out, I'm going to see where I can save money. Then I'll share with everyone :-)

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  12. Sandy,
    How freakin' adorable! I love them. How sweet of him to surprise you too. You know, Christmas is only 3 months away. (Sorry, but someone had to say it) I'm betting you could make these really easy. The most expensive part (I'm guessing here) would be the jars. The Dollar Tree has the pretty stones. The hardest part would be cutting the hole in the jar lid and installing the handles. Really cute!

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    1. SCI,

      Aren't they!!! I think I can make these easily.....I just want to be real frugal when I do it. Money doesn't grow on trees.

      As for cutting the top, I maybe able to do it with a little dremel.

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    2. You don't cut the top in the one I saw because the light just fits a canning jar.

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    3. Linda,

      I noticed that in one of the youtube videos.

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  13. sweet Sandy - they are gorgeous!!! ooh - you know the minute that you post about how to make them that i am copying - oh ya! i love interesting things for the garden and they are just too cool!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      They are beautiful!!! This light would look fabulous in your garden. Copy me!!!!!

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  14. Wow, those are beautiful! I think I'm going to try my hand at one. Thanks!~

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    1. Brigid,

      Thanks! You should, they look easy to make.

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  15. Ooh I like those- have you got the instructions yet?

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    1. Terry,

      There are so many ways on making these lights. Here are two I found on You Tube. The woman who made the lights I have used the smaller solar device, I believe this is why she cut the lid. Note you don't have to cut the lids to use the solar panel when making these lights.


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_pLkQKp3T4

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8NyjPPV3dI

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