How to make your own Sun Jar for under $12


A sun jar is physically little more than a solar lantern in a frosted jar, but the effect is absolutely beautiful at night. Everybody’s favorite productivity and howto site has a great tutorial on how to build your own Sun Jar for under $12.

Constructing the DIY sun jar involves dismantling a commercial solar lantern, and mounting the solar cell and LED light into a mason jar that has been frosted. The most difficult part of the whole project is taking the solar lanterns apart, but even that only took about 5 minutes once they got the hang of it.

The instructions are simple to follow, and the whole process will take less than an hour for 4 sun jars. This is a great afternoon DIY project that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.

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Steve holds a degree in Environmental Engineering Technology from Humber College in Toronto, is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. He currently lives in Victoria BC and works as a green building consultant specializing in residential projects.


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