Not familiar? Ok, it goes like this: Take a Mason Jar (because after all 90% of crafts/stuff on pinterest involve a Mason Jar), open 2-3 glow sticks, dump them into the mason jar, screw the lid on and shake. OOOH, it’s supposed to look like a magical Fairy Jar. What it really looks like it a fairy vomited into a jar. And glow sticks glowiness only lasts one night (or so).
So here is the deal on how to make a legit, serious, awesomely cool fairy jar in less than 10 minutes, no glow sticks or scissors needed.
You need two things:
A jar with a screw on lid. I used an Anchor Hocking jar that my mom gave me (she got it here). You could also use a wide mouth quart Mason Jar.
A string of these cool LED battery operated lights on a copper wire. You get two for $7.99, so really, you could make two if you had another jar.
Here are the totally simple directions:
- Wash and dry the jar.
- Loosely coil the string of lights around your hand, put hand into jar. let go of the lights.
- Leave the end of the string with the switch dangle over the lip of the jar.
- Screw on lid (the wire is so thin, you’ll be able to screw on the lid with the wire coming up over the top of the jar).
- Turn lights on.
That’s it. REALLY! The batteries last a while, especially if you aren’t leaving the lights on 24/7. If you wanted to get a little fancier, you could spray paint the inside of the jar, allow it to dry, then continue with steps 2-5. I am doing that with my second string of lights. Watch my Instagram feed for photos of that when it’s done later today.
I can’t wait to share this with Henry when he gets home from school.
Thanks to Tomoson and #OakleafLEDLight for the opportunity to try these cool little lights for free. I was not financially compensated for this review, however I only review items that I think area good fit for my family. All opinions are my own!