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Lightning Bug Firefly Jar Centerpiece Favor - Yokozuna Righteous Jar of De Lite

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Look ma, no microprocessors involved.   Make this easy, rather easy. well, easy if you know how to solder and know a little about electronics, firefly jar hacked from a few simple parts.

Wedding favors should express something about capturing the essence of life,  both good and bad, happy and sad...

But imagine the poor little critter, back against the wall, suffocating in the jar, a glowing rage of being suppressed by the man...but that is Instructables member Yokozuna's story....

Oh, back to this...

It is a lot of work to catch a real lightning bug. You have to stalk out a place where there are fireflies. Then you are responsible for the care of your new pet.  As a kid, catching a firefly in a jar( make sure you punch some tiny air holes in the cap ) rates up there with flying a kite. There are hours of enjoyment and wonder to be had just watching it do it its thang.

So, is there something about a simple flickering light?

Romantic yes.

What does it mean to you, a glimmer of hope for the future that will never fade?

Will this couple be entwined forever?  Will one extinguish before the other?  Will they both burn brightly together?

That's the mystery of life.

 
 
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embochner3 years ago
come inside the shows about to start, guaranteed to blow your head apart
ChrysN3 years ago
It's so sweet!
SHIFT!3 years ago
Wow, so beautiful! SO much better than the real thing, since all you have to deal with is replacing a dead battery as opposed to a dead insect.
sunshiine3 years ago
I love this! Very creative! Thanks for sharing.