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How To Make Glowing Fairy Jars - DIY Craft Ideas - Homemade How To Ideas

Updated on February 27, 2016

What Is A Glowing Fairy Jar?

Find out what a glowing fairy jar is and learn how to make one yourself. The glowing fairy jar is just that...a jar that glows. We call it a fairy jar because it looks like fairies floating through the night sky when we see one. These jars are a great Halloween decoration, but don't let it stop there. They also look beautiful in your home or your yard in the Spring and Summer months. Wait until you see all the different style Fairy Jars there are. You are going to love making this craft idea.

I found this gorgeous Fairy Glow Jar online and had to find out how to make it.
I found this gorgeous Fairy Glow Jar online and had to find out how to make it.

Find out how to make this Fairy Glow Jar to decorate your home or your garden. It's so pretty, and it's easy to make. This is a simple DIY craft project that if perfect for anytime of the year.

This Fairy craft project only needs three things and they are:

  • A Jar With A Lid
  • A Glow Stick
  • Diamond Glitter

Cut the glow stick and shake the glow juice into the jar. (I would wear rubber gloves and you can also use some safety glasses just to be on the safe side)

Add your diamond glitter

Put the lid on the jar

Shake it up (Really shake it!)

That's it. Now you have a beautiful glow jar.

I found these glow jars on a wedding site
I found these glow jars on a wedding site | Source

Glowing Jars Tutorial

You can find these pretty jars on a site called Intimate Weddings and it is an easy project to make yourself. I could easily picture these lovely jars on the tables of an outdoor wedding. It would look like the fairies came to watch over the bride, the groom, and their guests. You will need the following supplies to make this craft:

  • A Jar
  • 2 Glow Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Safety Glasses

When there is a craft and it involves safety glasses I always think of it as a project for an adult. I would hate to see a child get injured because they did not realize the items they were using might be able to harm them.

Put your gloves and safety glasses on. Take one glow stick, put it over the top of the jar and cut it Grab two glow sticks and cut at one end. Shake it into the jar. Now repeat this step with the second glow stick. Swirl it around in the jar. If you see little particles in the jar - be careful. I read on Intimate Weddings that those could actually be glass. Maybe that's why you have to break glow sticks to make them glow, because the glow material is in a glass tube. Just be careful! The Wedding site recommends dumping the particles into your garbage.

Swirl the liquid and let it dry. It should glow in the dark.

These are easy to make and don't involve safety glasses or gloves.  I like these for Halloween.
These are easy to make and don't involve safety glasses or gloves. I like these for Halloween.

Glow Sticks And Soda Bottles

To make these very cool fairy jars, or bottles as the case may be, you will need some empty soda bottles with tops, some water, and some glow sticks. Here's the list:

  • 1 Soda Bottle W/Cap for each fairy bottle you want to make
  • 1 or 2 Glow Sticks for each bottle
  • Water to fill each bottle

Take a soda bottle and fill it with water. Crack a light stick or two, put it into the soda bottle, screw on the top and you've made your first fairy jar. Easy as can be!

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Homemade Glow Recipe For A Fairy Jar

There are two sets of directions here. The second set of directions to making this jar are a bit more complicated than the others I have found, but it's worth it, don't you think? It actually has you making your own glow formula. That means you don't need the glow sticks. It is a nice looking Fairy jar from Step by Step.

1. For this jar you will need:

  • 3 Glow Sticks
  • Jar With A Lid
  • Scissor

Fill the jars with water, break the glow stick and put them in, seal the jar.

Now here's the homemade recipe to make a Glowing Fairy Jar

2. For this jar you will need:

  • 20 Matches
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Bleach

Cut the tips off of the 20 matches and place them in the jar.

Pour the hydrogen peroxide into the jar onto the sulphur tips.

Add one capful of the bleach to the jar.

Put the lid on the jar and shake it to mix all the ingredients. MAKE SURE THE LID IS ON.

You should see a blue color and that means you have succeeded and made your own homemade Fairy Glow Jar. The light should last for at least a couple hours.

See the video below!
See the video below! | Source
This glow bottle uses a submersible LED light.
This glow bottle uses a submersible LED light. | Source

Making Your Own Glowing Fairy Bottle

You can check out this pretty Glowing Fairy Jar at Melissa and Doug. It's another pretty simple and fun idea. To make this version of the Fairy Jar you will need:

  • Plastic bottle with sealing lid - use an old water or soda bottle
  • Submersible LED light
  • Glycerin or dish soap with light corn syrup in it
  • Mounting putty
  • Glitter
  • Foil confetti pieces
  • Water
  1. Put the putty on the bottom of the LED Light, turn the light on and put it into the bottom of your bottle. Use a pencil to adhere it to the bottom of the jar
  2. Fill the bottle about 3/4 the way with water
  3. 2-3 tablespoons of glycerin - 1 tablespoon for every 4 oz of bottle size
  4. Add the glitter and confetti
  5. Fill the rest of the bottle with water
  6. Put the top on the bottle - you can also glue the top on if you feel safer that way

DIY Fairy Glow Jars


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