Step 1: Prepare the Jars

Prepare the Jars to Make Solar Lanterns From Mason Jars
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Remove the lids from the mason jars and set aside. Spray the interiors of the jars with a light, even coating of frosted-glass spray. Place the jars right-side up to dry.
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    Tools List

    • black marker
      Permanent marker
    • Aviation Snips
      Aviation tin snips

    Shopping List

    Three wide-mouth mason jars in various sizes

    One 8-by-10-inch plexiglass sheet, about 0.05 inch thick

    Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray

    Three mini stainless-steel solar stake lights, about 2.5 inches in diameter

    Fine-grit sandpaper

    Super glue