How to Make Glow Jars

If someone was to see my basement, they might classify me as a hoarder. Of canning jars, at least – I love picking up old mason jars at thrift stores and garage sales, and I even have a hard time recycling cleaned-out jars that once held jam or pasta sauce. Honestly, no one makes that much jam. But I came across a cute craft on Pinterest (where else?) – glow in the dark jars, made simply with glow in the dark paint. It was a hit.

All you need: clean, dry jars, glow in the dark paint (make sure it’s OK for all surfaces) and paintbrushes.

And a little creativity. Paint the inside – I did spots, the boys did patterns and swirls.

As always, use your imagination.

The heavier your coat of paint, the more your jar will glow. Add a second coat, if you like.

Let them dry. The paint we picked up (at Michael’s) dried quickly.

Hold your jar up to the light to “charge” it.

Let there be light!

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