Sun Jar: Color MOD




Do you have a white LED Sun-Jar and you...

Don't know how to solder?
Don't want to invest in a soldering kit and colored LEDs?
Want some adjustable coloring for your Sun-Jar?
Free for 5 minutes?

Then this simple Sun-Jar Mod is for you !!!

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Step 1: No SunJar? Sun Jar 101.

What you Need:

Jar ($2.99 @ IKEA)
Solar / LED device from solar walk-way light (~$5.00)
Tracing Paper (~ $4.00, 9"x12" 50 sheets)
Scissors (household item - couple of bucks)
Highlighter (household item - couple of bucks)
Tape (household item - couple of bucks)

What you do:

Large cut of tracing paper is taped with the tape inside
Color the medium cut of tracing paper
Color the small cut of tracing paper

Step 2: The Color Mod

Add the large tracing paper into the jar
Tape the solar panel / LED device onto the lid of the jar
Wrap the medium tracing paper around the LED and tape it
Fold the small tracing paper and cap off the medium tracing paper
Close the jar

Step 3: Finish

Turn off the lights, and enjoy your newly colored Sun-Jar!!!



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    5 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I am making these for xmas. I found the perfect solar lights at Home Depot. The solar panel screws off of the cap with phillips head. Took me 2 minutes to remove.The other lights the solar panels are molded into cap. SOLAR 4-pack Solar LED Landscape Lights 888 425 by Hampton Bay for $19.97.

    1 reply

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The whole point of the sun jar is the solar cells so without the solar cells it'll just be called a joule theif.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Looks pretty cool!

    (the jars we have similar to those all have tea in atm =P )