How to Make Solar Lanterns with Dollar Store Products

Are you looking for a bright idea to jazz up your nighttime event, wedding, or even just your patio? If you’re planning a party, especially a wedding, you’re probably going to have a strict budget that you have to adhere to, so buying expensive lanterns or string light may be out of the question. To get beautiful lighting for a fraction of the cost, try making your lanterns right at home! Do It On a Dime shows us how we can use only three Dollar Store products to create these lovely, powerful lanterns that add a great touch to your nighttime decor. Watch the video below to see how you can make these solar-powered lanterns yourself.

If you’re wondering how a solar lantern is going to work at night, you’re not alone. (I may or may not have Googled the answer myself.) Most solar power lanterns, like the Dollar Store ones used in this project, absorb sunlight during the day. The sunlight charges their batteries and allows them to give off a natural, radiant light that has been completely powered by the sun.

So, if you didn’t know, now you know!

The great thing about this project is that it works well for all occasions. You can easily use these lanterns for a formal event or just as some casual backyard decor.

A lot of this comes from the customization aspect of this DIY. For instance, you can use any color stones you would like to match your existing decor and you can add any other decorations you would like to your jar – flowers, fruits, or even cut-out shapes would be lovely, depending on your theme and color palette.

To get started, you only need three simple Dollar Store items:

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