DIY: Constellation Jar Light

In honor of THL’s newest release, Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt, we decided to do a constellation-inspired craft that is perfect for nighttime. Using a few objects found around the house, you can make this fun night light at home.

 

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What you’ll need:

- a wide mouth jar – It needs to be wide enough to fit the small click light inside. A pickle jar works perfectly.

- a disposable, aluminum cake pan

- small LED click light

- an awl

- scissors

 

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  1. First, cut a strip of the cake pan to fit the height and circumference of the jar. Use a spoon to smooth it out as much as you can.

 

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  1. Use the awl to poke holes into the the pan. I used a printable constellation map and laid it over the strip, poking holes through the stars in both sheets. This way I could be as accurate as possible.

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  1. Place the small light in the jar.

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  1. Then insert the foil. You can connect the two ends of the foil by cutting two small strips and folding them over one another.

 

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  1. You can decorate or paint the lid, if you so desire. Otherwise, you are finished!

 

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Enjoy the sparkling light in the darkness as the constellations project on your wall.

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Aug 7, 2015 | Posted by in About | Comments Off