Add a touch of farmhouse charm to your landscaping with this DIY Solar Mason Jar Lantern.
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Today I am joining up with five other amazingly talented ladies to share with you a DIY project involving a glass jar. Be sure to hop on over to the other DIYs and vote on what we should do for next month.
When I heard our product for this month’s challenge was glass jars, immediately I thought ‘mason jars’.
Not wanting to do any injustice to the farmhouse lovers out there, but also wanting to incorporate a little industrial charm into the project, the solar mason jar lantern was born.
I found several variations on Pinterest [like this one from thriftdee.com] but I switched it up a bit by buying solar lights specifically for mason jars and making our own wooden posts and hook instead of a metal shepherd’s hook.
Step one. Stain posts and apply the polyurethane.
Step two. Remove the cover from the mason jar, wrap wire around the top and twist the ends together. Using another piece of wire to make the handle, twist the ends around the base creating a ‘U’.
Step three. Put the mason jar insert into the top of the mason jar lid and screw onto the mason jar.
Step four. Screw the planter hook into the middle of the wooden post
Step five. Dig a hole wherever you’re wanting to place the lantern and insert the posts.
Step six. Hang the mason jar from the planter hook and enjoy!
All our best,