HOW TO – Make a home-made sun jar

HOW TO – Make a home-made sun jar

cre8tor writes – “[How to make] a solar-powered LED lighted cookie jar reminiscent of the Sun Jar disigned by Tobias Wong.


  • Ikea glass jar (AUD$3.00)
  • Solar garden light (AUD$10.00)
  • rechargeable battery (AA size)
  • Blu-tack
  • Tracing paper


  • Screwdriver
  • Utility Knife”

HOW TO – Make a home-made sun jarLink.

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4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a home-made sun jar

  1. diysolarlights says:

    I bought a homemade jar on etsy and blogged my experiences with solar light jars. It must’ve been bad quality since it was dim and short lasting =(

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have the jar on my desk but i am yet to get round to building it

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