Introduction: How to Make Glowing Jars

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They take about two minutes to make and cost only 20 cents a piece. How’s that for an enticing DIY project?
These would look amazing at any outdoor party. Line walkways with them, or place them on tables.


Step 1:

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Grab two glow sticks and cut at one end. Make sure they are inside the jar when you cut them. I used rubber gloves because I didn’t want to get the glowing liquid on my hands.

Step 2:

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Shake each glow stick while holding inside jar until contents are empty.

Step 3:

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Swirl liquid around the jar.

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Done! Place them at your night event!


sarah.lampen (author)2015-03-02


Question here:

If I'm right, the glowsticks only glow for so many hours, is there a way to make this so it lasts longer??

smladenoff (author)sarah.lampen2015-10-31

If glow sticks haven't changed since I was a kid, you can put them in the freezer to "recharge"; then they have another couple of hours of *glowiness* :)

But no, other than that you can't make them glow longer, because of the chemical reaction that runs within the sticks.

SparkySolar made it! (author)2014-09-04

This was fun. I bought a 1 oz trial bottle,

Olek410 (author)2014-08-12

One question how long do they last because the glow sticks glow runs out everntually

tofugami (author)2014-07-30

These are so easy and pretty!

Verticees (author)2014-07-30

Wow, these look fantastic!

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