Galaxy Jar DIY

Feeling ~trippy~ ? Make a galaxy jar out of simple household items! Well, if fabric dye is not typically in YOUR household, then a trip to the craft store might be necessary. In my house we have 100+ jars of acrylic paint but no milk or detergent, so there’s that.


Follow these simple steps to add some trippy, out-of-this-world vibes to your home.



-Cotton Balls

-Fabric Dye (I used some from an old tie-dye kit. Food coloring also works, if you can find pink, purple, and blue food coloring.)

-2 Glass jars


-A long stick (Mine’s a shish kebob stick)


STEP 1: Fill up one glass jar a little less than halfway.


STEP 2: Pour in a few drops of fabric dye, and mix thoroughly with a stick. Just use one color.


STEP 3: Put a bunch of cotton balls in the mixture. I used around 10 because they are very absorbent. Push them down with the stick so that they are completely submerged, and there is only a thin layer of mixture on top.

STEP 4: Sprinkle glitter on top and mix with the stick.


STEP 5: Place another bunch of cotton balls on top of this mixture. Meanwhile, pour water into the other jar until it is 1/4 filled. Then use a different color of dye to dye this mixture.


STEP 6: Pour the new mixture into the original jar. Put more glitter on top of this and mix with the stick.


STEP 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 with yet another color of dye, or just alternate between the two colors. Do so until the jar is mostly filled.


STEP 8: Screw on the lid and find a good spot to house your new galaxy jar 🙂


P.S. If you like the look of the coaster my galaxy jar is resting on, check out the Alcohol Ink Coaster DIY here:

xoxo, Chloe <3


  1. Love this, great for the kids 🙂

    1. chloehyman says:

      Thanks so much! Just took a look at your site- so beautiful!

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