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Add a touch of farmhouse charm to your landscaping with this DIY Solar Mason Jar Lantern.

solar mason jar lantern on stake

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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.


The Supplies

Wood posts

Outdoor polyurethane

Special Walnut Minwax stain

Masons jars

Mason jar solar light insert

Planter hooks



The How-To

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

DIY Solar Mason Jar Lantern

Step five. Dig a hole wherever you’re wanting to place the lantern and insert the posts.

DIY Solar Mason Jar Lantern

Step six. Hang the mason jar from the planter hook and enjoy!

All our best,


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Painted Glass Jar Vase via My Life from Home

DIY Stained Glass Look via Our Crafty Mom

Solar Mason Jar Lantern via North Country Nest

Bohemian Table Runner with Mason Jars via Knock it Off Kim

DIY Hanging Milk Jars via Making Joy and Pretty Things

Glass Laundry Detergent Dispensers via Little Bits of Home



  1. Sabrina

    These lanterns look so cute Kelly, what a great idea! Can’t wait to see next months project!

    • Kelly

      Thank you, Sabrina! I am excited to see what everyone votes on 🙂

  2. Samantha

    So cool! I love how this looks! So much better than the plastic lights we have in our yard!

    • Kelly

      Thank you, Samantha! We had plastic lights in our yard too 🙂

  3. Lindsey

    What a great and simple idea. Thanks for sharing at #iDIYedthat.

    • Kelly

      Thank you, Lindsey!



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