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« on: March 02, 2011 05:35:06 PM »

I made this for my little girl who has not had the greatest winter season as far as her health goes, so to take her mind of her aches & pains & to get her to fall asleep, I made her a jar of glowing stars as a nightlight...and wasn't planning on entering it in the contest, but why not? It's totally fun!

I just took some clear glittered resin stars I had & tossed them into a canning jar with one of those battery run tealights you'd put in a jack o lantern. It flickers & glows like magic!



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And she fell asleep in no time at all with her eyelids getting heavier & heavier watching the star jar twinkling.


I hope you like my little project!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011 05:43:13 PM »

That's adorable. Very simple and clever. Hope your girl feels better soon!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011 05:58:56 PM »

That's adorable. Very simple and clever. Hope your girl feels better soon!

Thank you! She is improving, so I am hopeful!
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011 06:21:05 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011 06:21:49 PM »

thats wonderful!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011 08:07:52 PM »

What a great idea! That is so cool!
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011 12:33:12 AM »

My father was the one to bring magic into my childhood and there is a special place in my heart for anything/anyone that introduces a bit of magic into a child's life.

I think this project does that -- I absolutely love it!
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011 05:27:44 AM »

Thank you for the awesome compliments everyone!

My father was the one to bring magic into my childhood and there is a special place in my heart for anything/anyone that introduces a bit of magic into a child's life.

I think this project does that -- I absolutely love it!
You gave me the warm fuzzies!  Smiley Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011 05:54:37 AM »

I absolutely LOVE this project. I want jars and jars of stars for my house.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011 06:02:55 AM »

I absolutely LOVE this project. I want jars and jars of stars for my house.

Wouldn't they look cool all lined up in a row on a windowsill? Or as replacements for candles in romantical settings in the bedroom or a quiet 'calgon take me away' bath. They'd be pretty to place on tables at wedding receptions... I could go on and on about how many uses folks could have for these!  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011 01:19:33 PM »

I'm going to search to see if I can find a solar power source that could be used in this.  I LOVE this project.   I want to make a bunch of them to hang from the beams of my patio for when we have dinners or parties out there.
What a lovely thought for cheering a little one who's not been feeling well. Good mommy  Smiley

p.s.  I love how her little face is lit up in the photos.  She's probably going to love those pictures when she grows up!
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011 04:42:57 PM »

I'm going to search to see if I can find a solar power source that could be used in this.  I LOVE this project.   I want to make a bunch of them to hang from the beams of my patio for when we have dinners or parties out there.
What a lovely thought for cheering a little one who's not been feeling well. Good mommy  Smiley

p.s.  I love how her little face is lit up in the photos.  She's probably going to love those pictures when she grows up!

Oh I do hope you can find solar powered somethings for this! That's a great way to use a jar of stars! BTW...if you sand up the stars so they're a bit opaque & not clear, the light fills them out a bit more.
I'm still tweaking this.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011 06:53:01 PM »

This is one of the sweetest ideas I have seen. You can just tell it came from the heart.
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2011 02:04:25 PM »

It is cute. So simple and so poetic.
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2011 04:45:22 PM »

That is so cute. i would have loved that as a little girl,i would like that know actually. I bought 2 very low voltage solar power garden stakes at Target for $2 that have a twist top assembly that may work provided you have the appropriate jar like baby food jar or use canning jars with two piece lids. Switch out the flat lid for the solar assembly then add the outer ring to close. I'm going to try this as soon as it stops raining!
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2011 04:45:08 AM »

I love it!
It does look like fireflies...so neat!
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2011 05:47:25 AM »

Truly magical!  I hope your little girl is doing well.
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011 06:47:17 PM »

I'm so glad you submitted this! I absolutely want to try this. I am in the process of moving (omg 3 weeks!) so I can't do it now Sad  But on the plus side, the place I am moving to has a separate "shop" where I might be able to do resin year round! Cheesy
Your resin work is always inspiring and I love this Jar of Stars. So creative!
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2011 10:39:08 AM »

This is so cute. I am a 20 year old college student, and wish I had one, so when I am stressed and worried, I could have my own little bundle of stars to help me too!!
Such a wonderful craft! LOVE IT!
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2011 04:11:43 PM »

I am glad you didn't decide to not post this. It is totally sweet. Almost as sweet as your little girl there as she smiles under her covers! What a beautiful gesture to help her feel better. I too hopes she gets well soon. Little things like this make a world of difference when you are feeling icky! Nice job
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2011 05:18:27 PM »

I love that you used a mason jar!!!  I could totally see making a kind of hanging chandler out of several of these.  VERY creative idea to help the wee one sleep tight!!!!  Awesome creative mommy!!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2011 07:48:16 PM »

That is a very nice project. I can imagine that it would be a very comforting thing to sleep next to.
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2011 04:54:00 AM »

That is so cute. i would have loved that as a little girl,i would like that know actually. I bought 2 very low voltage solar power garden stakes at Target for $2 that have a twist top assembly that may work provided you have the appropriate jar like baby food jar or use canning jars with two piece lids. Switch out the flat lid for the solar assembly then add the outer ring to close. I'm going to try this as soon as it stops raining!
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Truly magical!  I hope your little girl is doing well.
She has been doing very well...thank you!

I'm so glad you submitted this! I absolutely want to try this. I am in the process of moving (omg 3 weeks!) so I can't do it now Sad  But on the plus side, the place I am moving to has a separate "shop" where I might be able to do resin year round! Cheesy
Your resin work is always inspiring and I love this Jar of Stars. So creative!
Awesome! I'm happy to have been so inspiring! Good luck on your move! You must be excited & exhausted at the same time!

This is so cute. I am a 20 year old college student, and wish I had one, so when I am stressed and worried, I could have my own little bundle of stars to help me too!!
Such a wonderful craft! LOVE IT!
It's very soothing to watch... kind of like watching fish in an aquarium. Thank you for the project love & good luck with school this semester! I remember how stressful it was for me.

I am glad you didn't decide to not post this. It is totally sweet. Almost as sweet as your little girl there as she smiles under her covers! What a beautiful gesture to help her feel better. I too hopes she gets well soon. Little things like this make a world of difference when you are feeling icky! Nice job
Thank you for the well wishes & compliment on my project! I appreciate it!

I love that you used a mason jar!!!  I could totally see making a kind of hanging chandler out of several of these.  VERY creative idea to help the wee one sleep tight!!!!  Awesome creative mommy!!!!  Smiley
I can just picture it in my head & when I have cast enough new stars, will update here with the next version of a mason jar with stars! Thank you for the compliments!

Thank you Chaincrafts, blupony808, Taramor, & silentblair for taking the time to let me know what you think of this. I appreciate the love & it really means the world to me!

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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2011 09:49:07 PM »

Very cool concept!! I really like the simplicity of it together with the touch of fantasy!
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2011 05:53:46 AM »

Very cool concept!! I really like the simplicity of it together with the touch of fantasy!

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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2011 05:18:23 PM »

Beautiful and creative!
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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2011 05:24:43 PM »

Thank you! Please remember to vote!
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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2011 09:25:32 PM »

It's the simple things that get me...this blew my mind.  I don't do resin, but hopefully I can find something ready made at the craft store...star beads maybe.  Thank you, thank you for posting!
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