You may have noticed a few things have been on my mind lately: renewable energy, getting the most out of outdoor living spaces, and a seemingly obscure, but wildly popular idea: Ditch Your Lawnmower, Hire A Flock Of Sheep (over 100 comments and 1000 facebook "likes" on this post). At the moment, I could only figure out how to combine two of these ideas. Collecting sunlight to illuminate the screened-in porch is the perfect convergence of two delightful concepts.
What? You were hoping I hired a flock of sheep to munch up my lawn? Stay tuned...
DIY Sun Jar Ligh
Creating solar lights that harness the power of the sun are easy to make and maintain. When energy is generated during the daytime, the light will keep glowing into the evening. These aesthetically pleasing lights are perfect for a sleeping porch, pool, outdoor shower, hot tub or garden.
I spied the Sun Jar Solar Light (right) at the MOMA Store in New York City. It was created by designer, Tobias Wong. I contemplated purchasing a few (5 or 6), but at $50.00’s a pop, a “few” seemed a bit exorbitant.
I Goggled around the DIY sites hoping some creative soul had DIYed a homemade version. I found this fabulous Instructables tutorial. Careful, once you dive into Instructables you may never buy anything again.
Enjoy the glow!
(For three more ways to elevate an outdoor living space, check out this post.)