D.I.Friday… Glow Stick Lanterns!

By Anonymous

Glowing jar

Friday means a DIY project! This week we thought to show the loyal HomElectrical readers a really cool way to make a DIY lantern out of glow sticks. Here is what you need to make your own!


  • Glow Sticks
  • Glass or Plastic Jars with Lids
  • Water


Pour two cups of water into your glass or plastic jar. Break the glow sticks and shake them up. Cut the tops off of glow sticks and pour glowing liquid into the water. Seal the jar with the lid. Finally, show your cool new lantern to your family and friends!

Step-by-Step Instructions with Photos

Pour two cups of water into your jar.

Jar filled with water

Break the glow sticks and shake them up

Two glow sticks

Carefully cut the tops off of the glow sticks and pour them into the jar

Glow in the dark liquid in jar

Enjoy your new lantern!

Glow in the dark lantern

Show us your cool lanterns! Are you going to make these for Halloween this year? Let us know in the comments below or send us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

D.I.Friday… Glow Stick Lanterns!