Introduction: DIY Hanging Fairy Light Jar
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!