Considering the prices of garden lights these days, I've been looking for a low-cost alternative. Lucky me, I found a DIY for temporary garden lights you can make from only LEDs, lithium coin cells, mason jars, and a little bit of tape. The lights will be temporary, until the battery runs out, but you can always refresh your battery supply just for about 30 cents each.
- One ultrabright LED with a diffused lens per light
- One CR2032 lithium coin cell per light
- One mason jar per light
- Tape, masking is fine
To learn the steps,
- Connect an LED directly across the terminals of the lithium coin cell, so the long lead goes to the positive (+) side of the battery.
- Wrap it once with tape so the LED stays touching the battery cell.
- Half-twist the LED 90 degrees from the battery cell so that it can bend that way and the two leads of the LED don't touch each other.
- Tape the light to the inside of your mason jar lid.
- Screw the lid on. Fini!