Whimsical DIY Luminaries for Your Outdoor Space

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When you need a little extra lighting on your patio at night, these Whimsical DIY Luminaries are perfect for any Outdoor Space! You can find all of the supplies at your local Dollar Tree. Which makes this project even cooler right? Here is how we made them in lovely lavender and iridescent​ sea blue.
Start with a clean mason jar or glass jar free of any labels and residue. You can stop by the blog, linked below to see a great tutorial on how to easily remove labels from your glass jars. Simply search for "glass".
Using a hot glue gun, Glue on your glass stones. Starting from the bottom, make one row around. The second row, stagger the stones in between 2 from the previous row. This will give better coverage and a more polished look.
See how the stones are nestled in between the ones below it? They just fit better this way, and the gaps are very minimal.
Once your mason jar is covered in glass stones, add an electric candle or a few glow sticks inside to give it some light. If you use the glow sticks, they won't​ last very long, but the colors look awesome through the glass stones.
I have partnered with some wonderful bloggers to share some fun ideas for your outdoor space! Stop by Daily DIY Life to see all the fun creations!
Suggested materials:
  • Mason jar   (dollar tree)
  • Colored Glass Stones   (dollar tree)
  • Hot Glue   (dollar tree)
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Heather @ Daily DIY Life
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  • Dwa523415 Dwa523415 on Jun 15, 2016
    Would it work with solar lights??

  • Cindy Crawford Purvis Cindy Crawford Purvis on Jun 15, 2016
    my gems are falling off from hot glue... substitute??

  • Stephanie Nenycz Bach Stephanie Nenycz Bach on Jun 30, 2017
    I think I would..try to....take a small yard solar lite, stick it in the jar. Then fill the jar with the translucent stones. The sun should still be able to energize the light because my solar lights charge up even on cloudy days. That way you don't have to worry about turning on the lights or running down the battery. It's just an idea that I will experiment with.

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  • Alice Alice on May 15, 2018

    Beautiful !!!

  • Shauna Gabelt Shauna Gabelt on Sep 30, 2018

    E6000 doesn’t adhere fast i used clear gorilla glue and let rows dry. Some pieces may try to move and slide off glass do you have to keep eye on it.