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Make a Mason Jar Night Light in Three Easy Steps

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!

Make a Mason Jar Night Light in Three Easy Steps

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. A cute recycled craft! It’s also an easy craft for kids, which is nice if you want to make them together with your littles. 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:

  • Mod Podge
  • Food coloring – learn how to color Mod Podge here
  • Glitter
  • Mason Jar
  • Paint Brush
  • Battery Operated Tealight Candle

Getting Started

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!

DIY Mason Jar Nightlight Craft

Jar 1

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.

DIY Mason Jar Nightlight Craft

I let the jar dry overnight, but if you did it first thing in the morning it should be dry by bedtime.

Jar 2

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.

DIY Mason Jar Nightlight Craft

I let this jar dry several hours as well.

Finishing Touches

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?? 😉

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!

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 DIY mason jar night light can be made on a budget - and your kids can help. The glitter is so sparkly and fun!

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.

This DIY mason jar night light can be made on a budget - and your kids can help. The glitter is so sparkly and fun!

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.

This DIY mason jar night light can be made on a budget - and your kids can help. The glitter is so sparkly and fun!

Hey I might make one for myself now! Maybe a yellow one would be pretty?!?

Yield: 1 night light

Mason Jar Night Light

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!

Make this mason jar night light craft using a simple tutorial! This is a fun project for kids or adults.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Mod Podge
  • Food Coloring
  • Glitter
  • Mason Jar
  • Battery Operated Tealight Candle

Tools

  • Paint Brush

Instructions

  1. Mix a bit of food coloring with Mod Podge. Stir to combine.
  2. Paint the inside of the mason jar with the Mod Podge mixture.
  3. While the inside of the jar is still wet, sprinkle in the glitter. Let dry.
  4. Add a tealight to the lid of the mason jar and screw on the base to display.

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