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DIY: Homemade Moon Jar

This DIY will show you how to make a solar-powered LED jar light like Tobias Wong's Moon Jar, which was a Nice and New of mine a while back, which would set you back $40 if purchased. It's pretty darn cool — it "collects" sunshine during the day, so you can use it as a lamp when the sun goes down.


To learn the steps, from Instructables,

Here's how:

  1. Using the utility knife, rip out the innards of the garden light.
  2. Fill the jar with the innards, using the Blu-tack to keep them together. Keep the solar panel exposed to the clear side of the glass lid (top), with the underside serving as a base for the rest of the components, and the light sensing diode should be visible from the lid so it can receive enough light. Make sure not to break the pieces by pressing too hard. You may have to play around with the pieces to make them fit.
  3. Either frost the glass with the spray, or cut a piece of tracing paper to size and put it on the interior wall of the jar. For a different color of light, get colored tracing paper.
  4. Lock the lid closed. Done!


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gibbylet gibbylet 8 years
I am wondering if I had some of these lining my patio if they'd give off enough light to fuction by at night.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Love it!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Awesome! I like this idea.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
That's fun.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
How pretty! I would love to make one.
jessie jessie 9 years
that's pretty cool
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
So neat!
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