Mason Jar Shotgun Shell Nightlight




Whether you are a redneck or afraid of the dark this shotgun shell mason jar night light Instructable is just for you!

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Step 1: Supplies Needed

For this bright Instructable your going to need;

1.) Mason Jar
2.) Water
3.) Shotgun Shells
4.) LED battery light (or some other form of light source)

Step 2: Packing

First things first. Place as many shotgun shells as possible into the mason jar without overflowing it.

Step 3: Adding H2O

Next top off the jar with water.
The reason you fill the jar with water is because the water magnifies the contents inside.

Step 4: Adding the Light

Finally, stick your sticky light to either the side of wall or place it on top so the light can shine down.

Step 5: All Done!

Boom! Your all done! This can also work with other forms of ammunition!

Have fun, be safe, and God bless!

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    4 years ago

    Great idea!
    Maybe mixing this with lava lamp (mason jar lava lamp, especially) will be enough for this to be more awesome. (Use shells with same color of the wax)
    Shells will freely float about and give it some more feelings.
    (If you don't like lava lamp, try glitter lamps with low-heat heating element)

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    Joe BassSugarCluster

    Reply 4 years ago

    That's a great idea! It would also be cool to replace the shotgun shells with shiny .22's! That way there would be more surface area to reflect!

    SugarClusterJoe Bass

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    To compensate with the weight of shells, you can fill the inside with hard plastic foam and some bearings so it floats freely while not floating to the surface or sinking into the bottom.

    That way you can achieve the "faux aquarium" effect!