Turn a plain Mason jar into a DIY that will look good and relax you

Who can’t help but stare at the hypnotic dance of a lava lamp? This DIY glitter jar achieves the same effect, and you can create it yourself in minutes. Give it a shake whenever you’re feeling stressed, and enjoy a few relaxing moments as you watch the glitter gently glide around the jar. Place it next to a candle or incense holder to create an at-home oasis where relief can wash over you like a serene, shimmery wave.
There are a few secrets to achieving the tranquil swirls of this glitter jar. First, stir in enough glitter glue so the contents of the jar move slowly when shaken. Use glitter in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as chunky, fine and star-shaped. Pick your favorite color for the food coloring and some of the glitter, and accent it with glitter in silver or gold.
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Materials
- Mason jar with lid and ring
- Water
- Glitter glue in silver
- Craft stick
- Chunky glitter in sky blue
- Fine glitter in deep blue
- Blue food coloring
- Star glitter in silver
- Chunky glitter in silver
- Paper towel
- Gorilla Super Glue
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Instructions
1. Fill a Mason jar three-quarters full of water.
2. Pour several large dollops of glitter glue into the jar. The more glue you add, the more slowly the glitter will drift when shaken. Mix thoroughly with a craft stick.
3. Add a few shakes of chunky, sky blue glitter. Stir well.
4. Add a dash of fine blue glitter, and stir well.
5. Add a drop or two of blue food coloring, and mix well.
6. Add a few shakes of starry silver glitter, and stir well.
7. Shake a liberal amount of chunky silver glitter into the jar. Mix well.
8. Clean the rim with a paper towel.
9. Put a line of glue on the rubber around the bottom rim of the lid.
10. Put the lid on the jar, and screw on the metal ring.
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