Firefly Jar Summer Decor Craft

Firefly Jar Summer Decor Craft

Hello! I’m going to show you how to make this sweet Firefly Jar Summer Decor Craft that’s perfect for summer time parties. It’s quick to make and you can use whatever containers you have handy. Plus, you can use real foliage for one night or use faux foliage for a decoration to keep up all season! And if you use lights that have a timer setting, you won’t even need to turn them on and off every night. Here’s what you’ll need!


Firefly Jar Summer Decor Craft


  • Glass jar, apothecary jar, or any sort of glass or clear plastic container.
  • Mini lights. Tiny battery operated led ones on wire are best, and I recommend ones with a timer function.
  • Tulle.
  • Foliage. You can use real or fake. I used a few trimmings from my yard. Real foliage is great for a one night party, but if you want to use this as a decor piece, I recommend using fake foliage for longevity.

Start by making sure to have batteries in your lights, and either set the timer or turn them on. Set the battery box down in the bottom of the container. You won’t be able to see it when we’re done. Cut a long piece of tulle, and set it down in your jar.

Now we just start layering. Wrap your lights around the inside of the jar a couple times, and start adding in your foliage. Use the heavier, denser pieces near the bottom to hide the battery box. Wrap your light a few more times, and add in more pieces. Make sure to put any flowers near the front of the container.

When your container is about full, wrap in the rest of the lights and top it off with more foliage. If your container has a lid, go ahead and put it on.

You’re all done! This is a great way to add subtle lighting to a party or a room, and it can even function as a decorative nightlight!

I used blue lights in mine, but you can use any kind you like! It looks so pretty as the sun goes down. Thanks for learning how to make this Firefly Jar Summer Decor Craft with me!

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