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August 03, 2018

It’s been so fun to share adorable Carli, our bridal bloggers, wedding and post-wedding thoughts this week… and now I get to share a super fun DIY I created for her wedding! She told me that one of the aspects she was most looking forward to was tearing it up on the dance floor and so I thought it would be fun to light up those shenanigans! So today I’m sharing how I made this darling and simple DIY glow stick bar. It was displayed close to her dance floor and her guests took full advantage of it, especially the kids!

Make your own wedding glow stick bar!
Check out this DIY wedding glow stick bar, so cute!
Make your own wedding glow stick bar!

Special thanks to Sarah Olfelt Photography for the pretty pictures of Carli and Joe!

Glow sticks for wedding dancing is the best!

SUPPLIES:

  • Glass Jar Set
  • Glow Sticks
  • 8 x 10 Frame
  • Laser Printer
  • Minc Metallic Foiling Machine
  • Toner Reactive Foil
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Our FREE printable designs at the end of the post!
Make your own wedding glow stick bar!

Laser Print

I created these printable designs with all black lettering so that you could add metallic foil to them! Print onto any color 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock using a laser printer. The sign is 8″ x 10″ and the tags are each about 1″ x 5″.

Check out this DIY wedding glow stick bar, so cute!

Minc Them

Run our designs through your Minc machine with your choice of metallic foil color. Here I used gold on white paper… but you can do any color combination you’d like.

If you aren’t familiar with the metallic foiling technique please check out this post where I share all the details! It’s fabulous!

Make your own wedding glow stick bar!

Cut The Tags

Cut out each of the tags and trim the sign down to 8×10.

Check out this DIY wedding glow stick bar, so cute!

Adhere The Tags

Using a glue stick or the like, add the tags to each of the glass jars that will hold your different types of glow sticks.

Make your own wedding glow stick bar!

Some Assembly Required

For the glow necklaces and the bracelets, you’ll need to push the little clear adapter onto one end so that your guests can crack them, put them together and then wear them. I added 50″ twine strands to the glow sticks so guests could wear them as necklaces. The glasses also required a little bit of assembly. Just keep in mind that you can’t bend them at all or else they’ll start to glow!

Check out this DIY wedding glow stick bar, so cute!
Make your own wedding glow stick bar!

Set Up Your Display

Create a little display close to the dance floor and as the lights go down, crack a few glow sticks to draw attention to it. Then enjoy the vibrant dance floor!

Check out this DIY wedding glow stick bar, so cute!
Make your own wedding glow stick bar!
Check out this DIY wedding glow stick bar, so cute!
Glow sticks for wedding dancing is the best!

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Glow Stick Set: Amazon // Minc Machine: Amazon // Gold Minc Foil: Amazon // Canon Laser Printer: Amazon // Glass Jar Set: Amazon // Scissors: Fiskars // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme

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