Making your own DIY Solar Night Lights is a fun and easy craft. I love that they come on all by themselves once it’s dark out and you can customize them with your kids’ favorite colors!
These homemade solar lanterns can be used indoors or outdoors. So, in addition to being great nightlights, they can be used to light walkways, fences and gardens.
They’re also great for power outages as long as you keep them charged by making sure they get direct sunlight every day. A sunny window is a great place to keep them for this reason.
DIY Solar Night Lights
- Make sure your jars are clean, and if you're using swing top jars, separate the lid from the jar and set the lids aside.
- Using a sponge brush, apply a thin layer of tinted Modge Podge to the outside of the jars. The pattern your brush makes will impact how the light glows from the jar. I just did one thin layer to give them a vintage mason jar look, but you can do more layers for deeper colors. Set the jars upside down the skewers so they can dry.
- While the Mod Podge is drying, separate the tops of the outdoor solar lights from the spikes and set the spikes aside.
- Using the craft bond, place glue around the edges of the solar panel, being very careful not to get it on the actual solar panel.
- Press it into the glass lid with the solar panel facing up so it gets sunlight.
- Once both the Mod Podge and the craft bond are dry, put the jars back together. Allow the solar panels to charge, and watch your kids smile when they come on at night.