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 Β£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!


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84 thoughts on “DIY: Magic Dust Fairy Lights”

      1. Just be careful stepping outside your front door… you never know where in the world it may take you πŸ€”πŸ€  Monday night used to $1 pots

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

    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! πŸ˜‰ <3

  2. 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 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!

    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. 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 πŸ˜‰ I love the idea of paint or nail polish – if you do try it, show me πŸ˜€ <3 x

    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

  3. 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, Β£7 for fish and chips seems quite reasonable in comparison to the Β£10.99 I saw near London Victoria a couple of days ago:’) <3

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