After several months looking for an affordable and good looking solar lamp for my balcony, I gave up and decided to build my own! And what better source of inspiration than my favorite furniture store?
The masterpiece of this hack is the little “Droppar” jar, the perfect candidate for the job !
I choose it for 2 reasons : the transparent lid won’t block the sunbeams and the frosted glass is perfect to hide the lamp internals.
The end of the hack is trivial : I purchased a cheap and nice looking garden solar light designed to be planted in the ground. I saw it to the right size, glued the little reflector and the shortened light in the jar and voilà !
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.