7 Amazing DIY Glow Jar Ideas For Creating Magical Illumination

7 Amazing DIY Glow Jar Ideas For Creating Magical Illumination

Glow jars are a fun way to illuminate the dark areas in your home. They can be used for creating magical illumination both indoors and outdoors. They can serve as night lights and garden lights. You can use them for illuminating your garden party in the night or as awesome centerpiece. Furthermore, you can boast of your creativity by making your own glow jars. It takes a few bucks and a few minutes to create wonderful glow jars.

Here Is How You Can Create Stunning Glow Jars

Things You Will Need

The main supplies you will need to make the glow jar are a clean mason jar, glow-in-the-dark paint and paintbrushes. You can use a mason jar of any size for the project. Choose paintbrushes with small bristles. Moreover, select long paintbrushes so that you can paint the bottom of the jar with ease.

Paint brushes

How To Make

Paint The Jar

Pour glow-in-the-dark paint of the desired color on a plate or an old magazine. Take a small amount of paint on your paintbrush and paint small dots inside the jar. Start from the bottom of the jar and slowly move upwards, covering the entire inner surface of the jar. You may use a single color for painting the entire jar or use multiple colors for creating the glowing dots of different colors. Remember to use separate paintbrushes for each color.

Paint The Jar

Dry The Paint

After covering the jar with colorful dots, it is now time to dry the paint. Keep the jar is a clean and dry area of your house until the paint dries.

Dry The Paint

Activate The Glow-In-The-Dark Paint

After the paint had dried, it is time to activate the paint so that it can glow in the dark. The simplest way to charge the glow jar is to place it in the sunlight. The paint absorbs the UV rays, which will help it to glow in the dark. One minute of sunlight exposure, powers the glow jar for 10 to 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can activate the glowing paint by placing it near a bright lamp.

Activate The Glow-In-The-Dark Paint


Glow Jar With Glow Stick

Instead of glow-in-the-dark paint, you can use glow sticks to create stunning glowing jars.

Glow Jar With Glow Stick

Things You Will Need

For this glow jar project, you will need a clean mason jar, water and glow sticks.

Things You Will Need

How to Make

Fill the mason jar with water. Carefully break the glow sticks and insert them in the jar. Stir the water to scatter the broken glow sticks in the jar. You will get a wonderful glowing jar.

How to Make