Finished another project today, the sun jar 😀 This one turned out really well for a first attempt. I used a solar garden/pathway light and an empty pickle jar (they were delicious btw).
After removing the solar/led assembly from my dollar store light, I cut a hole in the jar lid and hot glued the solar panel to the top, leaving the LED to hang below inside my jar. At the hardware store, I picked up some colorless matte spray paint that was rated for use with glass and applied three coats to the jar. As a final touch, I slid a purple plastic drinking straw over the led to give it a colored glow and diffuse the light a bit.
Over the next few weeks, I hope to make a few more in a variety of colors. Total cost for this one was around 8 dollars, but half the cost was the paint, which should be enough for maybe a dozen jars.
I might add some kind of a diffuser to the bottow of the jar to eliminate the ‘hot spots’ of light on the next jar, but it seems fine without it…