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Magical Flickering Lights in a Jar

Updated on June 10, 2014

Like Fireflies or Fairies in a Jar!

The Dreamlights Magical Flickering Lights Jar is a must have for any backyard summer wedding party! They truly are magical - okay, not literally magic, but just about the next best thing. For sure, your guests will be mesmerized by the twinkling little LEDs. The Magical Flickering Lights Jar is the next best thing to having a jar full of fireflies to brighten your table - but no need to trap those poor little lightning bugs!

Whatever kind of party you are throwing - whether it's a summer bash, a spooky Halloween party, a little girl's birthday, or a wedding or bridal shower - your guests will appreciate the ambience of these magical fairy lights. Try a few along a garden path or nestled among your container plants. So pretty and unique!

What's So Cool About Flickering Light Jars?

It’s like having a jar full of glowing fireflies

… or Tinkerbell and her fairy friends! But the only magic here is technology, totally cruelty-free flickering LED's to set a magical mood. No pretty night-flying insects or dainty supernatural beings were harmed in the production of your new illumination!

These twinkling LEDs look like real fairies or fireflies floating around...

With a simple shake of the glass jar little fairies light up and begin flying around endlessly. They look so real!

Peers Hardy Fairy Jar (colors May Vary)
Peers Hardy Fairy Jar (colors May Vary)

These jars are eco-friendly and do not waste energy. They are the coolest gift you can give to your mom, grandma, sister or daughter. Hang them above your garden or in a tree. Charge it in sunlight during daytime and watch as the fairies wake up, light up and fly around the jar at night.


Lots of Reasons to Love... - Here's what I like best:

  1. There is no harming real bugs when you use these. Catching real bugs is a fun pastime and you can still do that, but these are for decorating so you do not have to use real bugs.
  2. They use natural energy from sunlight. The "magical" lights inside the jar are run on batteries. These batteries are solar powered which means you do not have to re-charge the batteries from an electrical outlet.
  3. Your guests will think they are real. Well, the children will anyways. But your adult guest will be equally awed by how amazing these flickering lights jars work.
  4. They are perfect for decorating outdoors and indoors. You can hang them on a tree branch, on the porch, on a side table or in the window sill. You can even hang them in your child's room to use as a cool nightlight. Now, that's an awesome idea!
  5. These can also be used as unique dorm room lighting too. College students typically purchase dorm room string lights or lamps, but these will make any dorm room stand out from the rest. They are the perfect addition to any dorm room decor.
  6. These don't have to be purely for decorating purposes. They also have a relaxing element to them. If you are a spiritual person who meditates and enjoys creating an ambiance surroundings then you may also enjoy these. They tend to uplift your spirits and create a calm mood in the atmosphere.
  7. They are a cool birthday or Christmas gift for any adult, teenager or child who likes to decorate their room. I'd say this is a great gift idea for Christmas shopping. Anyone would love getting one of these.
  8. If you have a hard time falling asleep or you are stressed out from anxiety then this will help relax your nerves. Just turn on some soothing music, lower the lights in your house and activate the glowing LED lights. They dance around the jar like real bugs. These will help you fall asleep and lower your anxiety.

Save a Firefly

Firefly photograph [CC BY 2.0] by Ashley Harrigan, on Flickr
Firefly photograph [CC BY 2.0] by Ashley Harrigan, on Flickr
Dreamlights Jars
Dreamlights Jars

Solar-Powered Mood Lighting

The Perfect Decoration For Any Party...

Have you ever caught a firefly before? Or have you helped your child catch one? These little lightning bugs are fun to chase in the yard and catch by cupping your hands around them. Kids just love running around trying to catch them!

But, while that's fun, it's not really a great idea to use real bugs for decorating your house or backyard. Not nice!

Instead, go for a grouping of these clever mason-jar style lanterns containing little LED fake firefly bugs and run by solar charged batteries. The sun charges them naturally and the pretty glow will last for hours. You activate the glow of the jar by shaking it or it does it automatically when it gets dark.

Great decorations for your backyard at any time, they are perfect for parties or a summer outdoor wedding! Plus, Dreamlights are cool for placing in the window sill in the house. If you live in a country setting, these add the perfect touch.

Are These Firefly Lights Cool or What? - What do you think about Magical Flickering Lights Jars?

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      Shelly Sellers 

      4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Very cool, these flickering lights in jars would make a great outdoor party decoration!

    • CraftyStaci profile image


      5 years ago

      These would be a fun addition to the decorations for my daughter's wedding next year. Thanks for the info!

    • IMKZRNU2 profile image


      5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Very neat idea!

    • mmwoodward profile image


      5 years ago

      Okay, these are VERY cool and I'd love to have one for myself! <3

    • tricomanagement profile image


      5 years ago

      very cool!

    • Jo-Jackson profile image


      5 years ago

      Definitely cool. I want some.

    • ismeedee profile image


      5 years ago

      Very cool!

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image


      5 years ago

      I think this is a cute idea!

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      5 years ago

      Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Halloween.

    • ComfortsOfHome profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @John Uwen: I did the same thing - when I could catch them! :)

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      John Uwen 

      6 years ago

      I used to love catching lightning bugs and putting them in a jar when I was a kid....although the lightning bugs didn't like it so well. thanks for the memories.

    • LornsA178 profile image


      6 years ago

      I like them! They are so magical! Lol!

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      Marilyn Thompson 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      Very cool idea, I will have to remember these!

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      Nathalie Roy 

      6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I love Magical Flickering Lights Jar. It looks great

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      6 years ago

      The idea for these came from a DYI where you replace a Mason Jar Seal with the top of a Solar Yardlight. Frosting the inside of the jar with translucent frost spray gives these portable solar lamps a frosted look. Epoxy a glass candlestick holder to the bottom of the jar and you have a solar light chalice!

    • gatornic15 profile image


      6 years ago

      These are great! I have been looking for lighting ideas for my backyard. I will definitely keep these in mind.

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      6 years ago

      I agree with WriterJanis- very cute : )

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      Very cute idea.

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      friskens lm 

      6 years ago

      @Bustler: Ya they are perfect for indoors and outdoors :)

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      friskens lm 

      6 years ago

      @ItayaLightbourne: We still catch fireflies with the kids and they ask to put them in jars, but we always let them go. But they still love it! Ya, these jars are pretty cool.

    • Bustler profile image


      6 years ago

      Absolutely cool. I give me some idea to decorate my home.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      These are awesome! We used to catch fireflies all the time when I was a kid and put them in jars. These look even more cool than way back when. :)

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      friskens lm 

      6 years ago

      @juditpaton: Thanks. I think they are pretty cool too :)

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 

      6 years ago from Ozun

      gorgeous lamps.


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