DIY wedding centerpiece: starry night luminaries

Warm weather is calling my name… for BBQs and dinners on the deck and just outdoor entertaining all the way around. So, I thought these easy starry night luminaries might come in handy on those nights where we linger with friends for way too many hours on the porch just enjoying each other’s company. But, they would also be a darling wedding centerpiece.starry night luminary

These are super simple to make – all you need is four simple things:

  • jars
  • hair spray
  • glitter
  • Moon Lights (mine are from my friends at Lights for All Occasions)

super easy starry night luminaries

Just spray the inside of the jar with hair spray, add in glitter, put the lid on and shake it around to cover the jar with glitter, then add in one pack of Moon Lights and you’re done. Want to see it? Check out the 9 second video below.

super easy starry night luminaries

I can’t wait to line up a ton of these luminaries down my long table…. it’s going to be gorgeous!

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*Thanks to Lights for All Occasions for providing me with the lights for this project.*

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Love these!

  2. Quick easy and cute, my kind of DIY!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. This is so cute and practical. I love crafts which look good and that I can do with kids. Thanks for the great idea. 😀

  4. Where do u get the moonlight lights?

  5. Now those are just freaking amazing!

  6. These are great Gina! Pinning to my wedding board for my daughter’s DIY wedding.

  7. M.e.Burke says:

    I’d like to add green-ish mini twinkling lights that’s replicate lightening bugs trapped in a Faires jar(lair) can not wait to make these!

  8. M.e.Burke says:

    I’d like to add green-ish mini twinkling lights to replicate lightening bugs trapped in a Faires jar(lair) can not wait to make these!

  9. Where can I buy the moonlights to put in my jars?

  10. I love these do you have any other ideas for luminars

  11. Can u please tell me what size jar . Thank You

  12. Really great idea where can I get the jars and glitter?

  13. This is awesome, love it 🙂 Pinning. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this before, ps your blog always inspires me.

  14. These are beautiful. I received a handful of hairspray samples with my last Ulta purchase. I’m going to put them to good use making a few jars to add to the Christmas decorations.

  15. Not trying to be silly, but isn’t hair spray flammable? Or are the lights just not warm enough? Would spray adhesive of any type work also? Thanks

  16. Kimberly Byrne says:

    I love these! How long does the glitter stay on with just the hairspray?

    • Gina Luker says:

      Mine has been on there a year now and still works. But it does easily wash out with soap and water if you need to. Thanks for reading!


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