Monday, July 2, 2012

Party Lights...



So with the 4th of July just a couple of days away...most everyone is looking for cute party ideas. 
I'm not actually hosting at my house this year...but I do have entertaining on my mind with our deck and patio all "cute-ed" up.
(If you want to see that you can take a peek HERE)
So when I saw the fun solar lights in jars Kelly made over at Eclectically Vintage...
(go over and check hers out HERE)
and since I have about a "million" glass canning jars...I decided to whip some up too :)


I made mine pretty much the same way she made hers...only I used jars I had on hand and tied on some twine for fun.


I twisted off the base...


...added sand to the jar for weight and tucked in my light. I was going to leave the like that until I realized I needed something to cover the top...just in case...


So I added a little waxed paper and some lid rims...which I also had on hand.


So there they will sit...
looking cute all day, charging up...


...so they can light up at night.

I'm thinking I'll make a bunch more...they will be fun to tuck in...


here... 


...and there for parties...much safer than candles, and cheaper than battery operated tealights and batteries :)


I think it is the perfect party addition to my little buggy pedal plant/wreath hooks.


And I thought the blue cow tags looked kind of patriotic with my red and white petunias :)


Don't you?

Hope those of you in the US have a safe and fun 4th of July celebrating.
God Bless America!!
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Chat soon,

20 comments:

  1. How cute and I love the way you have yours displayed Laurel. Hope you have a safe and wonderful 4th of July, Gail

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  2. I love them, the wax paper is just the perfect touch. I had over 50 people at my house for our little rodeo parade, we are on the route...wish I had made some then! I have some red cow tags from my nephew that lives on and manages a huge ranch here in Texas, I am going to use those tags on their tree! Miss everyone, haven't been blogging much!
    LEzlee

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  3. It's been awhile since I've been able to visit. I love your neat ideas and the galvanized bucket of flowers is beautiful. That milk can is to die for! Love the rusty and crusty too!

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  4. Laurel,
    what a great little light! Very cute idea, the wax paper it just the right touch. Love the white bucket and the plant hooks with the tags, very cool.
    Rebecca

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  5. Love your version - so cute!! And that buggy pedal plant stand - I covet it!
    Kelly

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  6. These are great, Laurel...the wax paper is a fun whimsical touch! Hope you have a wonderful fourth!

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  7. The light bulb went on in my head right now..... I guess my brain is also solar powered, and I have an idea for my house with this.

    ~Bliss~

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  8. Such a great idea, Laurel! I'll be featuring you at next week's party at Knick of Time!

    Blessings,
    Angie

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  9. These are fabulous and I love the addition of the blue tag...so festive.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful celebration tomorrow!!

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  10. This is very cute and intriguing -- I do spend a lot on the battery lights because they don't blow out on windy evenings. This makes sense to use the sunlight to charge up the lights for you! Thanks!

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  11. Those are cute and so very practical, a combination that's hard to beat.

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  12. I'll say it again~You genius! I think you've just changed wedding receptions everywhere!

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  13. great idea for going solar. will also check out the Eclectically Vintage blog.

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  14. What you should do is put a glass jar like that and a top on it of a design then put a red led inside. That way you would have a design come out from the top. I did this and people thought it was really cool.

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