Introduction: No-Glow Jar!

Glow jars are a great addition to any party. You can also use them as decoration in your bedroom. There are many different ways you can make one. This instructable will show you one of them

Step 1: Gathering the Supplies


Rubbing alcohol

Glow-in-the-Dark paint

Step 2: Wipe Down the Inside of the Jar With Rubbing Alcohol

Soak a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and wipe it down. The rubbing alcohol will get rid of any oil residue, which might prevent the paint from sticking.

Step 3: Add Some of Paint Into the Jar

You don't need a lot of paint, because you will be shaking the jar to spread the paint around.

Step 4: Close the Lid and Shake the Jar Until the Paint Covers the Inside

You can also tilt the jar and rotate it to help spread the paint around. If the paint doesn't spread very easily, it could be because you did not add enough paint or the paint is too thick. Try adding in a few more squirts of paint, or a few drops of warm water, then shake the jar again

Step 5: ​Open the Jar and Pour the Excess Paint Back Into the Bottle

This way, the paint will dry faster, and you won't be wasting any paint.

Step 6: ​Wait for the Paint to Dry

Most paints will dry in about two hours, depending on how warm or humid it is. Refer to the label for more specific drying times, as each brand will be different.

Step 7: Consider Doing One to Two More Coats for a More Intense Glow

The first coat you just did is likely very thin; this means that it won't glow very brightly Once the first coat dries, simply pour more paint into the jar and pour the excess out as before. Let each coat dry completely before adding another one.

Step 8: Leave the Jar Under a Bright Light for at Least 15 Minutes Before Using It

Glow-in-the-dark paint does not need a black light in order to glow, but it does need to be charged. Once the glow starts to fade, all you have to do is charge it for another 15 minutes under a bright light.

Step 9: You Must Get Something Like the 2nd Picture, But, I Got the First One

I still am not able to guess why, perhaps, the jar knew that I was going straight for instructables, so, to dissapoint me, it did not glow. That is the only reason I can offer

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