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  1. Happy Whimsical Hearts
    October 31, 2011

    I’m bookmarking this one to try out :-)

  2. Janny
    November 5, 2011

    This is a fantastic idea! So doing this next year. Thanks!

  3. Kendall
    November 7, 2011

    How cool!!!! You always have such great ideas!!! Your very inspiring!!! Thank you!!!! Kendall

  4. Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets
    November 8, 2011

    Those look great and I can’t believe how long they lasted! I tried this on Halloween but didn’t add water so the effect was kind of sad. Oh well, now I know better next time, thank you!

  5. Nicole [The Lovely Poppy]
    November 9, 2011

    how cool! i’m stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to come by and checkout the huge giveaway going on that ends thursday- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

  6. Jenfier Harrod
    November 16, 2011

    This is yet another great way to use mason jars!

  7. AForestFrolic
    June 21, 2012

    What a great idea, thanks! We’ll definitely be making some of these this summer.

    Jamie :)

  8. AForestFrolic
    June 21, 2012

    What a great idea, thanks! We’ll definitely be making some of these this summer.

    Jamie :)

  9. Beverly @ The Buzz
    June 28, 2012

    I keep seeing things like this on Pinterest, but my understanding is that there’s glass inside the glow stick. Makes me wary of cutting one open.

    • Ronda Gearhart
      July 1, 2013

      Yes you have to be careful. The shattered glass will be mixed in your jar, so be careful when disposing as well. We did them in plastic water bottles and then just threw the whole thing away.

    • Brandy
      July 1, 2013

      That is a GREAT idea. I had to strain out the glass before washing the mason jar. Using a plastic bottle would have been so much easier! Thanks for the suggestion Ronda!


  10. Patrice England
    July 14, 2012

    We tried this but had a lot of trouble getting the glow stuff out.

  11. Jennanne
    September 3, 2012

    We tried this and it did not work…the glow onlu lasted about 3 min then it faded to nothing. Waste of money!

  12. Brandy
    September 3, 2012

    Jennanne, click on the link I shared at the bottom of the post and scroll through her comments. Many have had the success we did, but it didn’t work as well for others. We used full size glow sticks, not the skinny dollar store ones as well.

  13. Organized Island
    September 22, 2012

    Very cool idea! Found you on the T & J link party!

  14. Organized Island
    September 22, 2012

    Very cool! Found you on the T & J link party!

  15. Stacy Case
    November 3, 2012

    Can you add glitter in there for an added sparkle effect

  16. Lisa
    April 15, 2013

    How do you dispose of them after the glow is gone? Can you just add another glow stick to the same water and keep re-using?

    • Brandy
      April 15, 2013

      Hi Lisa! My kids lost their interest after the first sticks wear off so I didn’t try recharging them, but I don’t see why that wouldn’t work. To dispose of them, I strained out the glass (from when you snap the glowsticks) and then dumped the water out. Good luck!

  17. Betsy Besaw
    June 10, 2013

    So cool I love the glitter idea too! Ty ladies!

  18. Le
    June 10, 2013

    Our village asks residents to put out lanterns on the Christmas parade night the evening after Thanksgiving. Usually they put candles in the bottom of gallon jugs, but I wonder if the glow stick jars would work as well, if not better….

  19. Noemi Tardis
    September 29, 2013

    How about using glow pigments instead of glow sticks I don’t know how they would work with water but it may turn out to work well

    • Doris Anderson
      February 28, 2014

      Could you use baby oil instead of water, that way the glitter would float around more????

      • Brandy
        February 28, 2014

        I don’t see why not! It’s definitely worth a little experiment. We’ve done baby oil/glitter bottles and my kids loved them! We did them at my daughter’s beach birthday party. I never thought of adding glow stick to that before, but it’s a great idea!

  20. Paul
    May 13, 2014

    That’s not water in there its a caustic chemical that ate the paint off the dash of my truck after it exploded from the Suns heat.

  21. Elizabeth
    August 15, 2014

    Why add water to the jar.? Why not just pour the contents of the glow stick into ta dry jar ?

    • Brandy
      August 15, 2014

      It seemed like it would glow more evenly. We haven’t tried it without the water but I’m sure it would be fine too!

      • Elizabeth
        August 16, 2014

        Thanks for info. I think if the lanterns are without water they will be less heavy for kids to carry.

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