How to Make Glow Stick Lanterns

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 Stick Lanterns


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


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

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Wattson Lumen
Wattson Lumen

As a Georgia-born, amped up electrical supplies enthusiast, international Popstar, and unqualified lifequard, Wattson prefers to lighten your day with humor and led lights (Just don't ask him to jump in if you're drowning).

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