This DIY mason jar night light can be made on a budget – and your kids can help. The glitter is so sparkly and fun for night time!
Hi it’s Courtney with Crafts by Courtney! Today I’m sharing how to make a simple mason jar night light for your kids room. This is such an easy project that the kids could even make themselves.
My three boys love having a night light in their room. I’m constantly buying them from the Dollar Tree.
This time I thought I would make some with some mason jars. I made one of the night lights blue for a boy, and a multi-colored one for a girls’ room.
DIY Mason Jar Night Light
For this cool mason jar night light project, you’re going to need the following:
I picked out some smaller mason jars I had on hand. But an old pickle jar, baby food jar, etc. would work great as well. I selected my Mod Podge of choice and some extra fine glitter.
Time to get crafting!
For the first jar I decided to make it multi-colored. I started off by painting on some Mod Podge in spots, then sprinkling my glitter on top. Then I added some more Mod Podge in spots and sprinkled more glitter.
I did a total of 4 different shades of glitter. Next I shook out any extra glitter.
I let the jar dry overnight, but if you did it first thing in the morning it should be dry by bedtime.
For my second jar I wanted it to be blue. So I pulled out my “handy dandy” sheer Mod Podge and covered the inside of the jar. Then while it was still wet I added my glitter.
My second mason jar night light was the tester, so I didn’t get any step by step pictures.
I let this jar dry several hours as well.
Now it’s time to add your tea light!! I didn’t glue it down, just set it inside then added the jar on top. We tested them out in the kids rooms and they work perfect.
I know my 2 and 4 year old will love these mason jar night lights in their rooms. I’ll give the pink one to the 2 year old, he won’t notice right?? 😉
My 6 year old wants to make one for his room, but he wants a green one. I’ll be making a quick stop at the craft store for more glitter this weekend.
This mason jar night light would be a fun craft to make with kids at a sleepover. Something fun they can take home with them. Plus if you did the craft early enough, they could probably use them that night.
I don’t know which DIY night light is my favorite, I’m partial to the girly colored one, but I just think the blue one is really cool.
Hey I might make one for myself now! Maybe a yellow one would be pretty?!?
- Mod Podge
- Food Coloring
- Mason Jar
- Battery Operated Tealight Candle
- Paint Brush
- Mix a bit of food coloring with Mod Podge. Stir to combine.
- Paint the inside of the mason jar with the Mod Podge mixture.
- While the inside of the jar is still wet, sprinkle in the glitter. Let dry.
- Add a tealight to the lid of the mason jar and screw on the base to display.
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