Monday, June 3, 2013

Creative Crafting: Upcycled Solar Lights

Up-cycled Solar Lights

 For those of you who know me personally (or if you have read my bio on our website) you probably already know I have a pickle addiction. I could eat a pickle at every meal! Lavoy (aka PaPa) also likes to eat pickles and we both love the same brand! What is super cool about this particular brand is when you are done eating your pickles, you have a nice canning jar.  Since it only takes us a few days to knock a jar out, we have an abundance of empty pickle jars. I started to think about how I can recycle them into an awesome craft . Here is what I came up with.

After thinking of several different ideas, it hit me when I was shopping one day and saw some simple solar lights.  This project cost a total of $6 and that was for  the solar lights , no additional purchases were needed. Other tools I used were a hammer, a Phillips head screwdriver, and wire cutters. Use a pencil or eyeball the space needed on the jar lid to slide up the length of the solar light base. Use screwdriver and hammer to cut your opening. Clip excess metal from the jar with the wire cutters to make it smooth. Slide the lid on the base and screw the jar on top! It’s that simple. Change things up by coloring your jars, adding colored tissue paper inside,  or tying a ribbon around the lid. 

If you make something similar send us an email so we can share!


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