Tuesday, March 20, 2012

bright idea

I saw this online, and I fell in love with the idea. Take your standard yellow glowstick and break it open, pour the activated contents inside a mason jar and what you have is a fairly magical looking firefly jar. They last about as long as any glowstick would and would look amazing for an outdoor dinner party, children's birthday bash, or to scare chickens with in the coop.

Directions here at Curbly

18 Comments:

Blogger Odd Ducks Farm said...

Just don't let the kids anywhere NEAR what comes out of those things.

March 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

*GASP* I LOVE that idea!! Gonna' have to get some glow sticks next time I'm at the Dollar Tree... [evil snicker]

March 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger ysmeine said...

If you use glow in the dark paint you don't need to worry about curious kids or animals and they can last for years. You just need to put them in front of a light before using.

March 20, 2012 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Jimmie said...

Oh my goodness...I can't wait to try this for my grandchildren. I wonder if the lightning bugs will be attracted to it? What do you think?

March 20, 2012 at 6:31 PM  
OpenID d774c45c-72f1-11e1-948b-000bcdcb2996 said...

Glad that the Ewe lived. Sorry I live outside the Chicago area and can't attend your weekend events! I would love however to donate something to the barn project!!!!

March 20, 2012 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

donations are ALWAYS appreciated and accepted. There is a button under the right hand heart graphic on this blog

March 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

donations are ALWAYS appreciated and accepted. There is a button under the right hand heart graphic on this blog

March 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger E said...

Wikipedia:
Some of the chemicals used in older glow sticks were thought to be potential carcinogens.[12] The sensitizers used are polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, a class of compounds known for their carcinogenity.

March 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Everyone hear that? Dont lick or huff the jars! Don't lick or huff real fireflies either!

March 20, 2012 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

This is cool!

March 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger karental said...

"Jenna said...
Everyone hear that? Dont lick or huff the jars! Don't lick or huff real fireflies either!"

Hahaha Jenna - always full of good advice.

March 21, 2012 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Noël McNeil said...

This is so awesome! I have been planning on having a bonfire at my house this summer and I am totally going to do this!

March 21, 2012 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger E said...

Most people won't lick glowsticks but does the world really need more toxic chemicals? And what do you do with them when you're finished playing? Pour them down the drain? That's not making carcinogens go away - it's just moving the problem on.

None of us is "innocent" when it comes to spreading chemicals but why play with carcinogens when a candle would do?

March 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger KirstenJL said...

I tied this very thing with real fireflies with the goal of getting some photos. They came out too dark, but it was promising. Next time I'll try more fireflies!

March 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger SAW said...

Take a look at the link.
The instructions are: "Flick glow-in-the-dark paint onto the inside of a mason jar. Allow to dry."

The blog is produced by using glow-in-the-dark paint, not liquid glow sticks.

It seems like this is an important detail. ;-)

March 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger SAW said...

Erp, not the "blog," but the "jar."
erp. [I shoulda been an editor. Hey wait. I was ...]

March 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

i saw light up glowstick jars on reddit, and google imaged them and found this pretty photo with intructions! whatever the method, i think they look bully!

March 21, 2012 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger julronimo said...

We will totally be using some glow in the dark paint for these... such a great idea!

March 23, 2012 at 12:12 AM  

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