Are you looking for fun ways to go green? Making your own DIY solar night lights is a fun and easy project the whole family can help out with! Thank you PG&E for sponsoring this post.
You’re here to learn how to make DIY solar night lights, right? Awesome, you’re totally in the right place. Before I show you how to make them, I want to talk to you about energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency is something I am absolutely concerned about. I have always cared about the environment, but now as an adult that is responsible for paying the bills, I also care about our electricity expenses. So, I’m always looking for ways to reduce our energy costs.
I love the idea of solar energy, but am not in the position to have whole house solar at this point. That doesn’t mean that I can’t have small solar projects here or there though.
One easy item to switch to solar are your night lights.
And they’re so much easier to make yourself than you probably think! Making your own DIY Solar Night Lights is fun and easy. Just follow the directions on the next page and add your own special touches if you’d like.
I love that while it doesn’t make a huge dent in my electric bill, I’m doing my part even just a little bit extra to help our environment.
These are also great for power outages as long as you keep them charged up! Just make sure they get direct sunlight every day. A sunny window is a great place to keep them.
I love that they come on all by themselves once it’s dark out.
Ready to make your own DIY solar night lights?
DIY Solar Night Lights
- Glass jars with clear lids
- Outdoor solar lights
- Tinted Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Craft Bond Ultra Stix All (not pictured)
- Wood skewers
- 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.
Have you ever made a DIY Solar project?
If you love saving energy as well, PG&E has some warm weather, cold weather and everyday savings tips (broken down by no cost, low cost and investment solutions). You can also check the rebate on appliances and learn more about rebates for recycling refrigerators.
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