Asked on Jul 09, 2016

Help me hide battery pack for fairy lights inside plum mason jar

by Diane
I would like to know how to hide a battery pack inside this plum mason jar.
q help me hide battery pack for fairy lights inside plum mason jar , crafts, mason jars
  14 answers
  • Diane Diane on Jul 09, 2016
    Wow so many typos! Lace and ribbon at Michaels!!!! Lace has been replaced to a smaller size but this is the idea

  • LoriKindler LoriKindler on Jul 11, 2016
    If you are putting on the lid, couldn't you tape it there? OR, just tape it to the side of the jar behind the ribbon/lace - you could use electrical tape or colored duct tape.

  • Bonnie Halligan Bonnie Halligan on Jul 11, 2016
    Diane asked for help - she did not ask for a grammar lesson!!!

    • C C on Jul 12, 2016
      Don't be so hasty with unkindness..... that was the person who made the post correcting her own grammar

  • Cathy Williams Cathy Williams on Jul 11, 2016
    Bonnie, that's Diane's comments on her own post

  • Lso7925113 Lso7925113 on Jul 12, 2016
    hi - great idea. glue to underside of lid if using lid. or perhaps glue at back behind where a section of lace and ribbon are. or you could cover it (so to speak) in a piece of ribbon or lace make a bow and leave near the jar if its outside. good luck! :-)

  • Eileen Eileen on Jul 12, 2016
    Only place to hide. Glue to lid.

    • Doreen Dwviniczuk Doreen Dwviniczuk on Jul 13, 2016
      Eileen, that was what I was going to do, seemed like the easiest solution, the only problem was that once I glued the battery pack to the lid, I couldn't screw the lid back on the jar! I think you can find fairy lights with smaller packs now.

  • Mary Wheeler Mary Wheeler on Jul 12, 2016
    I saw one the other day for a wedding, they dropped the battery pack into the jar and mixed the mini lights with about a foot length of tulle or organza. Just enough to sparkle the lights and hides the battery pack.

  • Daniel Daniel on Jul 12, 2016
    How about hiding the battery UNDER the jar? You can drill through glass like this: You should have some sort of drill press, or a holder for a variable-speed drill motor. Invert the jar, and build a dam of putty to form a ring around the spot where you want the hole. Almost fill the dam with cutting oil and emery powder (or some other abrasive powder.) Thoroughly mix the two, set the drill to the slowest speed, and apply gentle drilling pressure. The abrasive will grind a hole through the glass, and the oil provides cooling and lubrication. Don't forget to have something underneath to catch the oil when you get through the glass! For the drill, you use a short section of rigid copper tubing of the same diameter as the hole you want. From "Skrubby"

  • Cj Avery Cj Avery on Jul 12, 2016
    Cover battery back with gem rocks in bottom of jar use the crystal ones.

  • Janet Backe Janet Backe on Jul 13, 2016
    There is wide ribbon that is iridescent usually used when making bows(has wire on the sides so it can be shaped). It could be manipulated to cover or reflective foil type material might fool the eye.

  • Becky Pence Becky Pence on Jul 15, 2016
    I made a circle of heavy cardstock that sits above (my jar was used standing on its lid) the narrowing of the jar. This leaves a space between the jar interior and the lid for the battery pack. I did have to experiment to get the size right. I flexed the card enough to get it in the place. When it fits, make a notch in the card's edge just large enough for a wire. Glue the battery pack to the outside of the card. This was a snow globe in a jar. Mine contained plastic snow that hid the card. The jar sits upside down. In order this is how items were inserted. Snow, mini scenery (including lights) attached to card, card, battery pack glued to other side of the card, lids. We did add some very small amounts of kitchen caulking to the battery pack side of the card to keep it in place. Hope it helps.

  • Jart57 Jart57 on Oct 23, 2016
    If the lid is big enough to hold the battery, you can keep the lid and use Velcro to secure to the underside of lid. Stick one side of the Velcro tape to the underside of the lid and stick the partner side to the battery. Make sure the battery switch is accessible. Place the lid on the jar and close. I don't think this would work on your small jar. You can also secure the battery to the back of the jar if using in a corner.

  • Dar51892581 Dar51892581 on Aug 01, 2021

    I made a jar similar to this for Christmas I had burlap around center The boxes are not the right size to hide it under lid so I used the same burlap ribbon & wrapped it neatly around the battery pack I used double sided mounting tape to secure it in inside of jar vertically within size of ribbon on jar I also put some clear plastic gem rocks in the jar to help support the battery pack and it looked pretty too it’s still working no problems at all with it

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 01, 2021

    Hello, if it won't fit into the jar without showing, you could sparkle it up and place it under the mason jar.