How To Make DIY Nightlights From Mason Jars

No matter what time of year it is or how old you are, darkness is rarely ever comfortable. Even as an adult, your fear of boogeymen in the dark might be gone, but stubbing your toe on your way to the bathroom is its own nightmare. I like a nice dark room to fall asleep in, but it's certainly nice to have a little light in the bathroom so I can see where I'm going and what I'm doing in there.

Of course, you might not want to leave a light on in the bathroom all night if you're only gonna need it to be on a few minutes at most. Some folks might suggest candles, but that's not only somewhat dangerous (especially with kids around), but really, who's gonna fumble with a candle after getting up from a dead sleep?

Children, of course, also use nightlights in order to feel a bit safer in the darkness. That's why one crafty mom from JustDIY came up with the idea of creating her own, DIY nightlights that help add a touch of soft light to her children's rooms. Everything you need can be purchased at your local crafts store and/or party supply store for roughly $10 total. 

All you need is some mason jars, some gloves, a pair of scissors, and a pack of glow sticks (the kinds they give out at concerts and parties). This mom used a combo of mason jars and coke bottles, which she cleaned out thoroughly.


Wearing gloves, she snapped the glow sticks to activate them, then carefully snipped off one end to let the goo out.

Next, she put the open glowsticks in a jar and shook them around so that the glowing chemicals would get all over the sides of the bottle. Depending on the jar, you may need more than one glowstick.


Once you're done, the jars should be glowing already. You can use them as a vase during daylight hours, or use several of them together at night to provide a soft, warm glow.

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H/T: JumbleJoy | JustDIY

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