DIY Unicorn Night Light: Easy Mason Jar Crafts for Home Decor or Gifts

9 Materials
95 Minutes

This DIY unicorn night light is an easy way to add conversation worthy home decor to any room on a budget. This tutorial shows you how to make a mason jar night light for kids decorated with a unicorn and rainbow that’s perfect for a little girl’s room. You can also make this easy night light DIY to add a whimsical touch to your favorite reading nook!

It’s easy and fun to craft a DIY mason jar night light! Created using rainbow napkins and unicorn toys, these timeless elements add a touch of whimsy to any mason jar to create a functional night light that also doubles as home decor. These unicorn night lights are also user-friendly too! So the kids can turn these lights on and off as needed.

This isn’t just a great adult craft project for a  women’s craft night, however. Older kids and teens can also easily tackle make their own unicorn night lights. They’ll, of course, expand on our own creativity by adding their own personalized touches. (I’m envisioning holographic glitter and star stickers for days.)

Kids can also make and gift these unicorn mason jar night lights to their friends. (Some children may need help with the hot glue, so be sure to monitor your child’s activity if they decide to take on the challenge.)

To make this mason jar craft project, you'll need smooth walled mason jars with lids, rainbow napkins, unicorn figurines, white paint, Mod Podge, fairy lights, a paint brush, scissors and a hot glue gun.

Start by cleaning and drying three mason jars. Once the mason jars are completely dry, paint each lid and jar white. Allow paint to dry completely.

While the paint dries on the mason jars, paint three of the unicorn figurines white. Then, allow the paint to dry completely.

In the meantime, cut out the iridescent ply side of three napkins. Discard the remainder.

Once the paint on both the mason jars and the unicorns has fully dried, you’re ready to decoupage the rainbow napkins onto the face of your jars.

To do, this place a thin layer of matte Mod Podge to the face of a jar using a paint brush.

Position one iridescent ply side of the napkin face-up on the Mod Podge. Use a thin layer of the Mod Podge on top of the napkin to help reduce wrinkles in the napkin, as the sealant is being spread. I found the most success in placing the center of the rainbow first, then working out to the edges. Allow the glue to dry completely.

Once the glue has dried on the mason jar, use a hot glue gun to glue a unicorn onto the lid of each mason jar.

Finally, place a set of fairy lights inside each of your unicorn mason jar night lights.

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Rebecca D. Dillon
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