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Camping Solar Lights and a Cat

Happy Wednesday! I don’t have a Fashion and Finds post today, because I really wanted to repost this DIY, and didn’t want to wait for summer to be over!! Hopefully you still have some camping trips planned!

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I don’t know about in your part of the world, but here in California, we need to make reservations for camping in the summer, in the month of March. Crazy, huh?! So when I made a couple of reservations, it made me think of these solar lights I made. I’m sure you have seen these all over the internet, by instead of mason jars, I used plastic peanut butter jars. This way I don’t have to worry about glass breaking in the trailer or at a campsite.  I started with a clean jar.

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I bought a couple of solar lights from the 99¢ Store. I removed the clear plastic cover off the light.

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I cut a square in the top of the peanut butter lid. I used a razorblade for the first one. It was a little tough, but it was so windy outside, I really didn’t want to go out. The second jar, I used a dremel. Much faster!

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After cutting out the hole, I used E6000 to attach the solar light, making sure the solar part is facing up.  I’m sure other types of glue would work too.  Let it dry for about 24 hours.

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I added some twine and string just to make it look pretty. I also spray painted one of the lids so it would match my camping dishes. I put some rocks in the bottom so the lights wouldn’t get blown away or topple over.

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Doesn’t  it look nice! I love how it adds just a little bit of light, especially at night.homeonthecornersolarlight5

(I didn’t actually go camping to take these pictures. They are in my backyard. That explains the cat on the table! She was being nosy!)

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It’s also nice if you have to go out later. You will have a little light to guide you.

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These would work great for your yard too. Last year, we had our power go out for awhile. I brought a bunch of these in so each room had a little light.  It sure made getting around a little easier and safer. What do you think? Do you make reservations already for camping? If you try these out, let me know how it works for you! Sunshine and Blessings

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29 thoughts on “Camping Solar Lights and a Cat

  1. Helen Fern says:

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party – and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party! If you post gets featured, a comment gets it pinned and tweeted too!

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  2. joylovefood says:

    Great idea and I love the shot with your kitty! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

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  3. Cathy says:

    What a great and creative idea this is. I can see so many possibilities. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Definitely looking for some solar lights to transform. Cathy

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  4. thecapeonthecorner says:

    such a cute kitty! enjoy camping, when you do it. we were just out in san francisco/sonoma for 2 weeks, and i loved it. envying your california life, right here, lol.
    enjoy,
    b

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  5. Isobel Morrell (@Coldhamcalling) says:

    Cats do have a tendency to get in where they’re not necessarily needed! Like the idea too. Happy camping, and hope you don’t get a power cut this year, despite being prepared for such an eventuality.

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