DIY: Magic Dust Fairy Lights

Hello, and welcome to another episode of “DIYs so easy you could do them in your sleep” with your neither loving and nor attentive host . . . me.

Hey guys – how are you today? A running joke in my family (more like thinly covered resentment and bitterness dressed up as humour, but then again what else is comedy? Or family?) is the fact that I don’t have a light. I’m not joking; I literally don’t have a light in my bedroom – and I’m in the loft, an already pretty dark place, so this is a genuine issue of mine.

Although, after over three years of being light-less, nobody seems to actually care. Which is just the story of my life, isn’t it?

If you remember my The Works haul, you’ll remember that I bought myself a respectable amount of fairy lights to get me through the festive season . . . and I couldn’t resist doing a teeny tiny DIY with one of them. Besides, what a fairy lights without a little fairy dust?

You will need:

As always – not much!

And that’s it! I know; not only easy, it’s cheap as chips. Literally; if you go to Brighton you’re paying at least £7 for a decent fish’n’chips and this DIY costs you way less.

What You Need To Do

  1. Pour some glitter into the mini jars and shake it all around.
  2. Pierce a hole in the cork and push the light bulb through.
  3. Stick the cork back into the mini jar, turn the fairy lights on and enjoy!

I know right; how shockingly easy! I love the way the light reflects off of the glitter, it’s such a pretty (and dare I say almost magical!) effect. Not to be too festive too early, but . . . well, if you were to throw some red and green glitter in here, wouldn’t these make an adorable Christmas decoration?

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! Are you a big DIY-er? Would you try this? And are you decorating for Christmas already? Because, if not, you still have time to run and grab these supplies . . . just saying! I rather like these little magic dust fairy lights; how about you guys? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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84 thoughts on “DIY: Magic Dust Fairy Lights

  1. This is so creative ! I have fairy lights and l absolutely love them, l once put them in a mason jar and they became side lamps . But I so need to try this out, l love DIYs

    1. Thank you so much lovely! And oooh that sounds super cute! I have a little bunch of fairy lights inside a glass box, but I love the idea of them in a mason jar – like a jar of fire flies! Definitely give this a try ; it’s super cute and just in time for christmas! 😉 <3

  2. These are so cute and pretty! I think I need to make some of these myself, I didn’t realise how easy they were to make! x

    1. Thank you so much lovely! And yep – I think that’s my new creed “I make DIYs but only the easiest type of DIYs” 😀 xx

  3. This is actually pretty fkn awesome…definitely trying this…!!!

    1. Why thank you! I’m glad you think sox

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    WilfredsCrueltyFree says:

    Gorgeous tips. Love these x

  5. So cute!!! I make something similar to this but never thought about using glitter in the jars. I’m going to have to try this out.

    1. Thank you lovely! If you do try it, I’d love to see what you create 🙂 xx

    1. Me too – but they’re all like £15 so I figured I could make a cheaper version 😀 Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 xxx

  6. Loving this! How do you pierce the cork?

    1. Thank you so much! & Well, the good thing is that cork is quite soft – I actually used a kebab skewer we had in our kitchen xD I thought it was probably best to leave that bit out of the post though…

      1. I was wondering if you used a special machine :p I thought about a screw driver! So I wasn’t far from the kebab skewer!

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    Love, Soph says:

    This was so cute!!

    1. Why thank you – it definitely turned out better than I was expecting . .. as in it actually worked…

      1. Love, Soph – Hi, I'm Sophie. I'm sixteen years old and I run the blog Love, Soph. I have an extreme love for cats, some might even call me a bit of a freaky cat lady! I have a *small* obsession with the internet too. Thanks a million for coming to have a look around my blog, I hope you find something you like. If you do, don't forget to follow and follow my social media too!
        Love, Soph says:

        basically me every time I try do a DIY

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you do try it, it’s super easy and cheap x

    1. GIRL thats my legit mantra … my diys have to be easy as pie or I can’t do them xD x

  8. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!
    K.M. Sutton says:

    Oh my manta I LOVE this! So stinking cute! I have fairy lights (or christmas lights as we call them) hanging in my apartment, but I love how you made this chic! <3

      1. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!
        K.M. Sutton says:

        *lanta I love how autocrorrect changes that lol and you are very welcome beauty

  9. hoiyinli – Fashion Design Graduate of UCA Rochester now working in Communications. I love to create and make art, bring ideas to life, write and read.
    hoiyinli says:

    Aw this is so cute and pretty!! It honestly doesn’t look DIY at all.

    1. Thank you so much; I’m so glad you liked it!

    1. I have a lamp, but it’s really dim and ineffective….there IS a window, but my room is facing another house so that casts a shadow over the window 75% of the time. I really want to do a room tour, but my photos come out terrible… xx

      1. Damn that lighting… I’d still be down to see it. My room is the same way! But, rather my only window faces where the sun never really hits.

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    Kaiya (kaiyaknox.com) says:

    These are super cute! And easily customizable for different holidays/themes. You could even included a few drops of paint (or nail polish?) to tint the jars! I’ll have to try this. 🙂 <3 x

    1. Thank you! And yes, exactly – plus, you don’t even need to take them down after Christmas which is great for the lazies like myself 😉 I love the idea of paint or nail polish – if you do try it, show me 😀 <3 x

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    Dippy-Dotty Girl says:

    I am a fan of fairy lights eternally. I think I am just going to need that dusting of fairy magic as recommended by Mia of the dim, romantic lighting 😉 xx

    1. I most definitely agree with you! They’re so cute, so cheap and so atmospheric. Also . . . I think that’s going to be my new title. “Hi, what’s your name?” “You may refer to me as Mia of the dim romantic lighting” *flicks weave* xx

      1. Arundhati Basu – New Jersey, US – The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.
        Dippy-Dotty Girl says:

        Ahahaha me liketh this new title and the flick of the hair. xx

    1. Thank you so much – definitely give it a go, it’s super fun and cute! And thank you lovely that means a lot; I am trying to get better at my photography 🙂 xx

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    Sarah says:

    These are so cute, and sooo easy, might have to make some as a present for my Niece! 🙂

    1. Yes, definitely do it! They’re absurdly cute and super cheap 😉 x

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    Throughmylens says:

    So magical and cute!

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    Thea says:

    Aww Mia they are so pretty!!! I shall do this soon haha <3 xx

    1. Thank you lovely! And definitely do try it; it’s super cue and easy as pie <3 xx

  15. Okay this is quite literally the coolest DIY ever!! My house is severely lacking cosiness at the moment so I will be trying this one out for sure. And as a side note, £7 for fish and chips seems quite reasonable in comparison to the £10.99 I saw near London Victoria a couple of days ago:’) <3

    1. Ooooh yes do try it – and thank you! I admit, London prices are fairly ridiculous (I feel like I’ve told you story of spending £10 on cake before *sighs*) . . . <3

    1. Thank you so much lovely! Just in time for Christmas too 😉 xx

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    riyasownspace says:

    Beautiful they look. Definitely gonna try this one

    1. Thank you so much! I hope they go well for you! <3

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        riyasownspace says:

        I will share once I make 🙂

    1. Thank you so much lovely! Also, how on earth have we not met up yet…totally slacking <3

    1. Thanks lovely! And so was I to be honest, I bought them kind of on a whim xD x

  17. Rossy Galaxy – Pacific Northwest – I'm a full-time SAHM to an energetic 5 year old boy and I'm married to my best friend. / / I love makeup, photography and cars.
    ayrgalaxy says:

    That looks pretty dope!

    1. Aww thank you lovely! Definitely give it a go . . . it’s a great Christmas decoration that doesn’t need to be taken down afterwards 😉 xx

    1. Oh my goodness, good luck with the move! How exciting!!! <3

    1. Thanks lovely – I have a DIY coming up that is literally the cutest thing I’ve seen in my life 😀 xx

    1. Thanks lovely! And definitely; a very cute DIY gift!xx

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    catcharainbow says:

    Adorable!

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