DIY Hanging Fairy Light Jar





Introduction: DIY Hanging Fairy Light Jar

About: Lady Welder l Handmade Furniture l YouTuber I DIY Addict l Melbourne Australia

A simple battery powered lighting solution for every day or a special occasion

Step 1: Step One:

Start by painting the rim of the bottle using any colour that matches your decor, I’ve chosen to use gold. Then take your string and fix it tightly around the neck of the bottle.

Step 2: Step 2:

Cut 3 pieces of string to your desired length. This is a good time to measure where and how low you would like to hang your light. Cut each length long enough that it can be doubled over while also adding enough to allow you to tie off your ends. I used a Bobby Pin to slide the end of the string under the tightly tied band.

Step 3: Step 3

Side all three lengths under the band, double them over and evenly space them so that they become the strings that will hold the bottle up.

Step 4: Step 4:

Slide the band flush against the painted rim of the bottle and put the lengths inside so they don’t get in the way. Use double sided tape to hold down the loose ends of the band and the start of the string that you use to wrap around the neck of the bottle. For a clean finish that will conceal the battery pack, make sure the string is wrapped around the neck of the bottle evenly layer by layer.

Step 5: Step 5:

Next trace and cut a circle the size of the rim of the bottle from a piece of cardboard.

Step 6: Step 6:

Then use double sided tape or glue to attach the battery pack to the reverse side of the cardboard. Feed the wire lights into the bottle and place the cardboard on top as the bottles lid.

Step 7: Step 7

Tie together the lengths and your new light it ready to hang!



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    26 Discussions

    This is such a great idea!

    I like the gold accent along with the wrapped string.. it makes for a very cool look. Nicely done! :)

    3 replies

    Thanks so much! If you haven't watch the video version yet click this link to check it out!

    Nice! You should add a step and embed your video here. That's a good way to double up your effort.

    Great first instructable too. This is a perfect write-up of a clever, reproducible project!

    Good effort! So is this some kind of special string? I have never seen this before. It might be nice to mention it in the beginning for noobs like me. :)

    2 replies

    To shop the supplies for this video go to my website,

    Hey, it's not any special type of sting, anything that's not to stiff and will wrap easily is a good idea! :) for a bit more detail watch my video

    Thanks Holly, if you want to see more check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel


    1 year ago

    Something is missing in the description. What is the source of the lights? Are you using Christmas lights? Can you provide more details. You mention string, but I think there is more at work here.

    2 replies

    To shop this DIYs supplies head to my website,

    I don't understand the "string" instructions and the link to the video doesn't work.

    1 reply

    Search shethemaker in YouTube this video is avalible on my channel

    OK, now we know how to make the lid and hanging string, but how about the line with the "fairy lights" and the battery pack setup? Unless you are supposed to go buy it somewhere, these instructions are only half there.

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    To shop the supplies for this DIY head to my website

    Yes, check out my YouTube channel shethemaker

    I will be trying this soon and I know a person has to find and buy the fairy light's. How many light's are on your light string?