How to Make Calming DIY Glitter Jars

Who isn’t feeling the stress these days? Take a moment to calm down and try this fun, crafty project that will help you sparkle your way into tranquility. Learn how to make calming DIY glitter jars.

January 25, 2022
Pink, light blue, dark blue, and purple glitter jars

Make more jars

Make more glitter jars in a variety of colors. These jars are a great tool to use for unruly kids. Just let them shake the jar around and have a moment of calm while they watch the glitter slowly settle to the bottom.

Serenity now! Let's face it, these days it's hard not to be stressed out. Fortunately, we've got a great craft project that will not only calm your nerves but will also help you sparkle your way into tranquility. Don't believe us? Try making this calming DIY glitter jar and find out for yourself.

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Materials + Supplies for Glitter Jars

  • hot water
  • glass jar
  • skewer
  • extra-fine glitter
  • glitter glue
  • super glue

Add Water to Your Jar

Start by rinsing out a glass jar with hot tap water — don't skip this step, as it will help prevent the glass from cracking or shattering in the next step. Then add hot water to the glass jar, leaving a few inches empty at the top. Caution: Use hot — not boiling — water, or it could shatter the glass jar. It's important to pre-rinse the jar so that the glass heats up evenly when adding the hot water.

Woman pouring water into a jar

Add water

Add hot water to a glass jar, leaving a few inches empty at the top.

Add Glitter Glue

Squeeze an entire bottle of glitter glue into the jar (Image 1). Stir together with a skewer (Image 2). This could take a few minutes to fully combine, so be patient while stirring.

Mix in the Glitter

Add approximately 4 tablespoons of extra-fine glitter into the jar (Image 1 + 2). Stir to combine (Image 3).

Glue on the Lid

Wipe excess glitter from the outside of the jar (Image 1). Apply super glue to the outside of the rim and tightly screw on the lid (Image 2). Let dry and cool down completely before handling the jar (Image 3).

Your DIY Glitter Jar is Complete. Now, Repeat!

Make more glitter jars in a variety of colors. These jars are a great tool to use to relax children (and adults). Just let them shake the jar around and have a moment of calm while they watch the glitter slowly settle to the bottom.

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