DIY Glow in the Dark Jars


glowing jars



These take about two minutes to make and cost only 20 cents a piece.


These are perfect for an outside event like an outdoor evening wedding reception or heck anything outdoors. I kinda just wanna put some in my room LOL



You need (for each jar):


  • a jar
  • two glow sticks
  • scissors
  • rubber gloves
  • safety glasses


Disclaimer: This is a project meant to be done by an adult – not a child! The rubber gloves are optional but the glow stick stuff DOES stain skin…and I’m pretty clumsy so if you don’t want glow in the dark gunk in your eye, wear some eye protection!


Purchase Glow Sticks(that link has 1 pack of 15 for $1.50) and dig a jar out of your cupboard.

diy glow jars

Grab two glow sticks and cut at one end. Make sure they are inside the jar when you cut them. Use rubber gloves if you don’t want to get the glowing liquid on your hands.

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Shake each glow stick while holding inside jar until contents are empty. You will notice little pieces of what looks like plastic along with the liquid. One reader said this is actually glass, so be careful. You will dump these out later.

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Head to your garbage and dump out the little pieces of plastic. Swirl liquid around the jar.


That’s it. You’re done! Go and find a dark place and enjoy the glow! (Note: These will not glow forever. Check the packaging for length of glow .)

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