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Monday, June 21, 2010

Beachy Jar Light

Heather over at Our Life in a Click did some great solar jars. Hers are very elegant frosted snap top jars, and I really have to have some. Now I know I have some of those in storage,
but what could I do for now?
 
She had the wonderfully simple idea of using these little solar light stakes, which are sold individually. Target had them on sale for $2 each!
Simply take the solar unit off the stake.
 I happened to have several used candle jars laying around. You know the ones: filled with highly scented wax for around $5? I hate throwing them away afterwards though, and now I'm glad I didn't. I filled this one with shells and just popped the solar cell right on top! (Special thanks to my model with the purely cheesy smile.)
 How's that for a 2 minute $2 craft?
And I do like the way they look on the patio. One down, 4 to go...

To see how the others turned out, hop over to HERE and HERE!

20 comments:

adatewithdesign said...

Wow, that's a great idea! It's a lot more interesting that the usual little stick. I'll have to keep my eye out for the solar lights next time I'm at target.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love it with the shells. I also like that you're re-using the candle jars. Great idea!!Thanks for the shout out!!

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks, and I LOVE how they look with the newly painted patio!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Yours turned out WONDERFUL! I love the beach-y theme -- that's a great idea!

Ashley said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing and linking with 6 Inches of Ribbon. come back friday to link up again!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

That looks so cool! I've also been experimenting with those solar lights and I'm loving all the great ideas in blogland. Your sea shell light jar looks great!

Diane said...

Now that is cute!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Those turned out super cute!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Cool idea! Love the shells...I thinks rocks would look interesting, too ! Thanks for showing this to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

What a great idea! I think these would be really great on a back porch...like maybe my back porch. :)

Thanks for linking to Messy Monday! See you next week.

Decorchick! said...

Great idea they look great!! Visiting from Met Monday. :)

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks for all the great comments, and Rory- I may have to try that!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So cool. They look fabulous. Love the night shot. Great tutorial. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore this idea! SO clever!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

I can't believe it! It never donned on me to do such a thing - they are fabulous and of course, I love the seashells. Found you through Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Have a beachy day...

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
http://nauticalcottageblog.com

Life in Rehab said...

And I have a couple more to show you!

Kileen said...

Great idea! That would look great around a pool deck.

Marydon said...

What a fun & great idea! Love it!

Have a lovely 4th!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Mom2fur said...

One of my favorite things to do on a summer evening is walk along the beach collecting pretty shells and stones (and beach glass, if I'm lucky). Oh, boy, now I have something new to do with them! Thanks for a great idea!

Leslie said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!