Step 7: Final thoughts
My cost breakdown on this project went like this:
$3 Ikea SLOM jar
$2 Westinghouse solar garden light
$10 Krylon Glass Frosting Spray
$4 GE Premium Silicone Glue
I already had the knife, tape and newspaper.
You can see that the cost to make a single jar is nearly $20, but if you make 15 at a time, each jar will cost you only $6. The spray and glue are good for at least 15 jars.
As has been mentioned, the jars make wonderful gifts--particularly in the summer, when sunlight is abundant; and in winter, when it becomes a way to extend the limited sun. Mine will become this year's Christmas/Chanukah/solstice presents, depending on the recipient.
Now the only problem is what to do with the remaining solar light parts. Anyone know of a project which uses stakes, stainless steel tubes and plastic bulbs?