About 5 years ago I decided I wanted solar lights, but after a huge hail storm half of the plastic globes broke on my cheap lights.
Great idea to have cheap lights, I know!
I then figured I could use up the five billion mason jars I had been hoarding, so I came up with the
Mason jar solar lamps.
5 years ago I hadn't seen anyone do it, so I had no clue how to make them.
I glued everything together and hoped for the best.
It actually worked for awhile!
Until of course, it got windy and hailed again.....
Now that we have a new house I figured it was time to actually make them better.
I popped off the tops and bottoms and soaked the jars in acetone and scraped off the old glue a few days after they had been soaking.
I have seen all kinds of Mason jar solar lights, hanging, upside down, etc.
But I didn't want to have to wire a bunch for hanging or buy the hooks to hang them on.
After thinking about what the heck I was going to use that was free, I remember that my dad would recycle old trophies for middle school events.
Trophies have wonderfully long threaded double ended rod, things.
okay I don't know what they really are called but my dad has a few hundred of them laying around.
Also the nuts and washers were all recycled from different things too!
I drilled holes in the bottom of each jar with a ceramic tile bit in the kitchen sink.
I put a nut and washer on each side of the jar and tightened them.
Slipping the black stem over the rod and it almost looks good!
Now all we need is a lawn and landscaping!
I've learned that trial and error and age can lead to some great crafts!
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