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snazzyjazzy
« on: December 29, 2009 04:10:01 PM »

So for christmas, I wanted to make my sister a sun jar, since they cost a fortune, and I'm poor Tongue

So here's how it went!

Stuff you need:
Solar powered garden light


Glass frosting spray (or snow spray if you can't find any)


A reasonable sized glass jar


Start off by twisting off the clear plastic spike thing, leaving you with simply the solar powered part and the LED



Ohh glowing!

Next, attack the jar with your frosting spray or snow spray. Try to get an even, light coating, so the light isn't too dim.


Now, you've got the basics. The hardest part is finding a way to put the light inside the jar. I ended up using a small clear plastic jar (with a hole punched in the top for the LED), turned upside down to keep the solar panel in the sunlight. This meant the LED was facing down, so I put a few small mirrors on the bottom to reflected the light. Now screw on the lid and ta-da! Now just wait for darkness and your jar will glow. The light isn't as bright as commercial sun jars, more of a soft gentle glow, but still awesome!

C&C appreciated!
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mammallama
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009 04:38:19 PM »

I'd love to see a picture of the finished project.   Smiley
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snazzyjazzy
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009 05:17:31 PM »

I'll try sneak it away from the sister for a picture! Smiley
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SoleilandZephyrsMama
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009 02:43:25 PM »

Sounds really cool, I'd like to see the end result too!
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Jeana77
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010 09:24:02 PM »

I have wanted to get one of these for my son for a long time, but you are write they cost soooo much, I never thought of just making one myself, thank you! Grin
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