Mason Jar Solar Lanterns and a Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by SONNENGLAS; all opinions are my own. I’ve found the most adorable mason jar solar lanterns that can be used both indoors and out. And what’s more, I’m giving away three of these SONNENGLAS solar lanterns to one of my readers.

Sonnenglas Mason Jar Solar Lantern


SONNENGLAS mason jar solar lanterns are produce in South Africa, originally developed for people in areas without electricity. I love the background story, and I love that the lanterns are sustainable and eco-friendly.

Mason Jar SONNENGLAS Solar Lanterns


The jar lids contain four solar-powered LEDs. It’s amazing how bright they are!

Mason Jar SONNENGLAS Solar Lanterns


Set the mason jar lanterns out in the sun during the day and enjoy hours of solar light at night. To light the lanterns, flip the magnetic handle up so the round magnet touches the lid.

SONNENGLAS Solar Lantern


The lanterns provide up to 12 hours of light when fully charged.

SONNENGLAS Solar Lantern


You’ll most likely use the mason jar lanterns outdoors, but I added them to my earthy table setting (that I featured earlier this week) in lieu of candles.

Mason Jar Solar Lanterns in Centerpiece


Mason Jar Solar Lanterns in Centerpiece


To enter for a chance to win three SONNENGLAS lanterns, leave a comment below. The winner will be chosen and announced on Saturday, February 2nd.

Sonnenglas Mason Jar Solar Lantern


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  1. Susan Gorges says

    How fun would these be out on my back deck for evening visiting.

  2. Jan Reynolds says

    Exciting to read about how people in other countries are being empowered with solar lights! Thanks and please enter me in the drawing.

  3. Pam Higgins says

    What a great idea! Love that they are solar!
    Thanks for the tip!
    Pam Higgins

  4. Debbie Urich says

    I would love to use these at my first spring crab feast.

  5. Linda Masse says

    How beautiful! These would certainly be wonderful to have for our deck. Our little piece of paradise!

  6. They are lovely and the photos make me dream of summer entertaining (with our -10 temperatures outside right now)! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway <3

  7. I kept all of the canning jars from my Mom’s to use for candles outside. These would be great, and perfect for in the camper!

  8. Evelyn Fear says

    Oh, they are farmhouse adorable!!! Love anything that uses mason jars as its foundation; fine myself using those quite a bit in decorating. LOVE THESE!!!

  9. What ambiance it will give to outdoor entertaining.

  10. Colleen Bohn says

    Love them lanterns.
    How romantic these lanterns would be sitting outside by a firepit for a family gathering, etc. or even when the power goes out; No looking for a flashlight. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

  11. Lisa Kissner Cooper says

    Love these lanterns! I would love to use them to line my dark hallway with subtle lighting!

  12. Thanks for this giveaway! I’d love your blog.

  13. Romana tabusso says

    They are amazing wish I could win and get them I’m so far away from my beloved england!

  14. I like those coffee mugs too!

  15. Karen Robbins says

    I like anything using mason jars. These are so cute and would be great to light the hallways during the night. Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win them.

  16. Love your tables, great idea on the fence.

  17. I find more and more solar powered items available and am happy to see them. You said that these were from South Africa and that I find truly wonderful. I visited SA several years ago and found it to be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. But along with that beauty is also some poverty I’ve never seen before. Much of the country is dry and barren and I can see where solar power could be used to assist those living without electricity! Bravo to all of those who work to devise ways to harness free power, especially useful in area where there is none!!!

  18. I love your table setting. Looks so warm and cozy!

  19. I love solar lights and have found they even work in the rainy Pacific Northwest!

  20. Jane parshey says

    I would love to have the lanterns for my front porch and enjoy the evening air and great conversation! Thank you for this opportunity😊

  21. Love the mason jar lanterns.

  22. Janet Meisner says

    I am obsessed with solar lights but haven’t seen anything as cute as these! Thank you for bringing them to our attention. BTY, love your blog.

  23. Love themason jar idea. I often use mason jars for gift containers…cocoa mix, spiced tea and Hershey Kisses on Valentine with a red ribbon. Love you fun ideas.

  24. Sherry Callaway says

    These solar jars look like they would be so fun to have on my outside deck. Hopefully I’ll win

  25. Love those! Yay solar!!!

  26. Yes, they are bright. I have used a glass building block and placed a set of Christmas lights inside. Looked great but got too hot. I live on the coast and got this huge glass jar that I stuffed with layers of shells and sea glass that I found on the beach. I used strands of mini lights and it looked very cozy. But it was so heavy I could barely move it. Now, with one of your mason jar lights I could move it around! Thanks for the giveaway. You always keep us entertained.

  27. Barbara Reed says

    They are adorable. I love the mugs too!

  28. Nataly Carbonell says

    These mason jar lanterns would look perfect in our balcony!

  29. Melissa Scace says

    I would love to have these to put on my back fence in my yard. I have lots of plans to make my yard an inviting place to spend time and this would be a great addition to my plans.

  30. Ilene J Sendy says

    Checked out Sonnenglas website because I would love to have bought them for a lady who needs help with her living expenses. She had a stroke and living on less than $900 a month. Her son lost use of his kidneys and lives with her. I know she would love these because she loves country!! She has been retraining herself to do country crafts from items people throw away, “dipsty Dumper Days” These are a little costly to purchase but would be great for low income familites. Maybe a great fund raiser if could be purchased cheaper in bulk.

  31. Thanks for the opportunity to enter and win one of these delightful solar jar lights. I can see how they can easily fit into an inside or outside décor for years of decorating fun! Good luck, everyone!

  32. Your site always provides inspiration!

  33. Laura Davis says

    Love these

  34. They are gorgeous. They make your table setting look so romantic. I love your blog. I always look forward to it in my inbox.

  35. maureen ingram says

    Thank you for the info. Love them.

  36. Kathy Graham says

    I love your blog also love the solar jars. I love supporting third world industries. We should be using solar energy as much as possible. Save the Planet!

  37. Laura Harrie says

    Solar jars are perfect for the summertime. They really are bright. I liked that you transitioned to use on your dining room table, great idea!

  38. These solar lights are beautiful. I love how you have used them on your lovely table. Thank you for a chance to enter.

  39. Hi Jennifer,
    What an awesome product. Thank you for introducing us to them and giving us a chance to win!
    What a great combo, I love mason jars and am passionate about sustainability. As part of my tablescapes I place and flowers and candles in mason jars all the time.


  40. A special item to make a place setting wonderful either in the winter (indoors) or on a picnic table in the summer. The little glimmer of light just makes things special

  41. Wow …. this is the first I have seen of these…The jars would be great in the summer as the daylight gives way to the night sky. Thanks for sharing!

  42. susan thabit says


  43. “…and let perpetual light shine upon us.”

  44. Would love to win these…!

  45. Love anything solar!! So much easier. Thanks for the opportunity.

  46. So unique, and to use the sun’s power makes so much sense in today’s world.

  47. Donna Emerson says

    Love the idea of solar lights in mason jars!

  48. Susan Hammond says

    Fun mood lighting at it’s best❤️

  49. Sunshine Sunflower says

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful lights with us! They would be a beautiful addition to any home no matter where it is. Created by such a smart woman indeed!

  50. Let there be light!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. The lights would look great on the empty plant hooks in the winter.

  52. Darlene Joyner says

    These are great! I would love to give these to my parents. They live in the country & my Dad loves to sit out on the front porch with his dog, Buddy. Love your website! Thanks!

  53. Solar lighting rocks! I can think of lots of uses for these sweet things! Thanks for the possibility of owning one!
    Frances Ashley

  54. They are so beautiful and what a creative way to bring light to an evening in the garden or even for a late afternoon tea.

  55. Saundra J Simpson says

    Love these little lanterns and please enter me in the drawing.

  56. Susan Roebuck says

    Love these!

  57. Those are so beautiful! I love them. I also love those mugs in your pictures!

  58. What a great product, these would be wonderful for our vintage 1958 Spartan trailer or for our frequent Upstate NY power outages… Please enter me for your contest.

  59. Karenann S. says

    The lanterns are so pretty, I’d love to use them on my patio! Thank you for such a thoughtful giveaway opportunity!

  60. Sunshine in a bottle during the long winter nights would be so welcome in our house.

  61. Beautiful would love to win these. Not many people come to see my house if at all, but I would love these on my front porch just for ME to see and enjoy. Please enter us in your contest 🙂 ty

  62. Love these lanterns,especially the story behind them! Thanks for introducing us to this company.

  63. Carol Eaton says

    These are great!

  64. They look like a fantastic way to light up the Night! Not to mention how handy they would be for when we lose electricity 😞

  65. Oh my gosh these are adorable . Would love them for my small porch.

  66. Marlene Stephenson says

    I have a screened-in porch and i would love these to set out at night, it wouldn’t be as bright as my over head light. Thank you, your dining room was gorgeous with just these.

  67. This is so nice….a neet idea for sure . Would be nice outside or on my screened porch. Thanks for a chance to win !

  68. If kept charged, would be great when we have a blackout!

  69. I love the idea of using solar lights outdoors. Mason jars make these extra cute. Would love to gift my sons with these for use at their fishing camp.

  70. Amazing! I love these jars!

  71. Gloria Richards says

    How smart! I certainly could have used them a couple of times this winter with power outages. What a nice give away.

  72. You always have wonderful ideas to share. The solar jars are so great for the outside and inside. I’d love to have them.

  73. Pretty table scene!

  74. These are sooo cute! I’ve never seen solar jars! They’d be perfect by our porch swing! I wouldn’t have to worry about blowing out a candle. Thanks for such a nice giveaway:)

  75. These are absolutely adorable! And so practical! I love the background story.

  76. How nice these look! How wonderful they are used to light up lives in other countries. Light is vital for all of us!
    Thank you!

  77. How cute would these look on my niece tables at her out door wedding

  78. I love the solar mason jars! Great idea! My friend and I made some icy looking mason jars for Christmas presents! Everyone loved them! Love your blog!!

  79. Doris Nollman says

    Love your earthy table! Always enjoy your posts.

  80. Kathleen Haben says

    Awesome use and display both outside and inside of the SONNEGLAS lanterns. A very warm and welcoming ambiance by a eco-friendly product. What a win-win!

  81. I love putting solar lights on window sills for inside use. Plus they are a comforting night light for the kiddies at bedtime.

  82. Would love using these solar lanterns on some fence posts. Awesome!

  83. Ginger martin says

    I would love these for our cookouts

  84. Penny Giesecke says

    Indoor, outdoor, rustic chic. As wonderful and beautiful as they are, the story of their origin makes them perfect! Thank-you for the opportunity to win them!

  85. Love these. ♥️ How cute on my back porch or one of my decorative shepherds staffs in the flower garden. 😁♥️😁

  86. How very neat! Thank you for the chance to win these!

  87. Rhonda Farmer says

    Love these adorable lanterns. They will add to the table a special light source and decor. Thanks for sharing.

  88. Nancy Bailey says

    These solar lights are AWESOME! Love how you’ve used them inside, too. Mood lighting at its best! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  89. Toni Castonguay says

    These Mason Jar Solar Lanterns would be perfect perfect this summer ditting on the deck watching the meadow as the sun goes down in the evening. Just enough light to keep the mood calm as the night skies awaken. Solar just heighten the experience.

  90. Angelia McPeek says

    I love the history of these jars! I would be very happy if I won them.

  91. This would be the best addition to my refurbished fence

  92. Pam Clifford says

    These are beautiful and would be great on our Tennesse rural property. Thank you!

  93. I love these. I think we will get some to use for our summer garden parties this year.

  94. These lights are beautiful and I love that they are solar-powered. They let out beautiful light and what could be better than being good to our environment!

  95. Sherry Broderick says

    Love the idea of solar mason jars. They look so simple but practical. Definitely would change the contents depending on the season! Please enter me in the contest, thanks.

  96. Christiane Lavoie says

    Would look great on my ddck. Thanks for sharing !

  97. Michelle Kurschner says

    These are amazing. What an incredible idea. 💕💕💕

  98. M Christine Paulhamus says

    I love the fence idea, how cool would that be I the spring. I even more like the table setting, beautiful to display your lovely dishes.

  99. Lannie Hagan says

    Beautiful inside or out! Would like a dozen of them!

  100. These are wonderful and a welcome addition to our desire to make our carbon footprint smaller. With 12 hours of light each, they would last a couple of days! I enjoy a product that helps e and also helps those who created it. Thank you!

  101. They really are more beautiful than I thought they would be. Love them.

  102. I love the ambiance they give off!
    And they can go in so many different settings.

  103. I had these mason jar lanterns and loved them. Unfortunately Hurricane Harvey took them away from me. I am still trying to restore what the hurricane damaged.

  104. Carol Farugia says

    I just love the idea of mason jars being repurposed! What a great use of solar power, and more importantly, that they are being used and produced in South Africa for those without electricity. They look as lovely inside or outdoors on a table, mantel or that little corner that needs a warm glow.

  105. These would be very nice to have!!

  106. those lanterns are awesome…just put extra wide steps and hand rails at my back door for safety reasons….would they not look great hanging on the railing for extra safety and a great addition to my back entrance…80 now and love safety with a big addition of unexpected homestyle lighting !!!!!!! I am wishing myself luckxoxo

  107. Betsy Converse says

    Thank you for sharing all you do. Great ideas. Would like to use these solar lights on the porch and camping this summer😎

  108. Margaret Leighton says

    I always look forward to town-n-country-living posts!
    Thank you!

  109. Love these! They’d look great on our patio. Thanks for the chance to win!

  110. I’m always look for great solar lighting instead of candles. Your table looks beautiful!

  111. Your table looked wonderful with the lanterns. Way to go.

  112. Because I worry a lot about fire–especially with a new puppy and several rambunctious dogs and curious ponies–we have reluctantly stopped using candles outdoors. (And indoors for the same reasons, except exchanging curious cats for curious ponies!). These solar lanterns are a wonderful discovery. I’d be thrilled to win this giveaway and am Pinning this to follow up even if I don’t–they are very Wish List-friendly. 🙂

  113. Lynn Osborne says

    Oh how fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  114. I’ve been switching over so many components to become more eco-friendly and sustainable, from growing herbs to paperless towels, using glass reusable storage and foregoing plastic. The condition of the environment is something I’m also concerned about and looking for ways to reduce my footprint. These would be a great addition for night time lighting in my home as I find myself carefully walking in the dark if I wake during the middle of the night

  115. Melanie Foster says

    These are the coolest! No messy candles. I love it! By the way, your table is GORGEOUS!

  116. carol clark says

    i love that it recharges i mean brillant

  117. I love the look of these. I try to avoid using batteries, so when I saw these lanterns, I knew I’d hit the jackpot. Thank you and please enter my name into the drawing. Cheers!

  118. Can never go wrong with Mason jars, and especially as lanterns!! Love the idea and the look! Can’t wait to see if I win!!

  119. Sally Christiansen says

    Love these lanterns and how they work. Thanks!

  120. These look perfect for outdoor entertaining!

  121. Would love to win these lanterns. So happy that this provides income for people. And love how this provides lighting as well. What an awesome idea.

  122. Such a nice idea, saving up sunrays for nighttime 🙂

  123. livivua chandler says

    What beautiful pieces these are. Not very expensive but they will be so great in my home.

  124. Susan Barfield says

    I love these! So fun!

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