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Fake fire flies flitting freely.
Be very careful with this project. Invisible thread is hard to tie.

Posted by Davey Published
  • How to make a jar. Fire Flies - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take any color of yellow and/or gold thread and wrap it around your pinky finger, pencil, or other small object.

  • How to make a jar. Fire Flies - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take your clear thread or fishing line and tie around the center of your soon to be mini pompom, to make a shape like a box tie.

  • How to make a jar. Fire Flies - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the blade of your scissor through the loop of one end of the bow tie. Do the same to the other once done with the first one.

  • How to make a jar. Fire Flies - Step 4
    Step 4

    After frilling the edges outward to make a pompom take the invisible thread and attach it to the top of the jar's lid.

  • How to make a jar. Fire Flies - Step 5
    Step 5

    After placing the lid back on you get an effect of what it would look like with several in there.

    Sucky project, yes. But its entertaining to do while bored.

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Lexie D.
Lexie D. · Los Angeles, California, US
Very cute! I've never gotten to catch fireflies but my family has a nice little "ranch" that we go to. I'll make this and put one of those halloween flickering pumpkin lights in the lid so they'll flicker and use it as a nightlight at the ranch!
Lady Lolita
Lady Lolita · Taft, California, US
You could cover them in glow in the dark paint, or some other wet, glow in the dark substance. Cute idea.
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
oh very cute
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
Cute idea!

It brings back summer memories of my childhood where we would go out at night and catch fire flies in a mason jar and whoever got the most got a treat (a soda or a piece of candy).

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