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Fairy Light Jar

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I wrote this tutorial months ago, and for some reason it didn’t show up. So I am redoing it for you because there are so many of you out there with small children, and I know they will love this!

I see different versions of these fairy jars all over the internet. They look so cute hanging in your yard.I found these to cut out at Plaid.com. Click on ‘fairies to print’below and it will take you to the print out:DSCN2862 (2)

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I started the project by cutting out one of the fairies as close to the picture as possible. I found this great mason jar at Michaels craft store for only $3.00, plus I used my 20% off coupon, so it was a great buy!
You can see above that I used regular Mod Podge on this.But because I used the regular one, when I was finished I sprayed it with Rustoleum 2x Clear Spray Paint to protect it from the elements. Now they have Outdoor Mod Podge“>  which is easier and less steps.And honestly you can use this formula to protect the pre-painted pieces you purchase as well (or any fairy garden items you decide to add embellishments to). If you want the items to sit outside, this is exactly what you need to use!
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This is how I started. I covered the inside front of the jar with  with a brush.This Mod Podge for Outdoors seals and protects your fairy jar from the outdoor elements. I then attached the fairy to the front, right side facing out. My printer was running out of ink, so it didn’t print out as well as it should have:
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After it was dry, I went over it one more time and let dry. I took my glitter and spread it out on a paper. Do this in on a plate or clean paper, so when your done, you can put the unused glitter back in bottle. I started in the back and brushed on the Mod Podge to the back. I then rolled it in the crystal glitter.
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I kept going, doing the same until only the front was left to do. I took a smaller brush and applied the Mod Podge around the fairy, not getting any on her silhouette. If you get some on, just rub off with your finger .
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You will need this on it if you are keeping this outside.I then took some yellow patio paint and painted around the lid. I found the patio paint at Walmart really inexpensive!
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I then added some glitter around the lid while the paint was still wet.
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If you can’t find the same jar with the chalkboard top. Just paint some chalkboard paint on the top of lid.
I then put ‘Believe’ on the jar, a butterfly and flower from the dollar store. I then took a pretty purple flower and put on the front.
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You can sit this on a table and leave as is. If you want to hang, there are different ways to do that. I ended up not using the ribbon but it shows easier how I did it. I took a piece about 30 long. I folded it in half as seen below.
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The side with the loop, as seen above, I went in 10 and made a knot. I held the knot to the jar letting the loop hang. I separated the other 2 ends, and wrapped tightly around the lid to the other side and made another knot as you can see below.
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After you have made a tight knot, pick up the side with the loop.Take the other side with the open ends, and put through the loop. Wrap it around and knot. So now it hangs.
I wanted to add the fairy led lights.These are like the fairy led lights I used. This one has a timer, which is fantastic because I don’t have to open the jar every time I want it to light up. It is so convenient with the timer. They go on the same time each day/night you set it up to come on.This is the kind I used.
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It would have been nice if I could have glued the battery pack upside down underneath the lid, but it was too big. So you can either put a led votive inside, or hide the battery pack of the fairy lights behind something. I’m tucking it away in the lattice
.Oh…here’s at night.
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Your children will love this!!!!!
So in conclusion….Be sure you have enough ink so your pic comes out perfect. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer.
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43 thoughts on “Fairy Light Jar

    1. I don’t have kids in the house either.I put them in my garden hanging from shepherds hooks. You will love it in your garden. It always makes me smile. Please show me a pic of yours when your finished! This is why I put up this blog…to inspire! I feel so honored when someone creates something on my site!

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    2. Your never to old for imagination! Now that I’m retired and have a lot of time on my hands, I really got into the crafting. Then I thought…I’ll share these with people. My friends loved them, so I started this blog! I also try to keep the cost down on crafting, we don’t get paid for this!!!

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      1. You’re so right! My imagination usually runs rampant. I used to put it all in my jewelry, but it was time for a change…I’m still trying to figure out what’s next. Until that’s accomplished I’m a bit all over the place 😋But it’s all fun, so- why not?! 😁Your projects are so pretty and unique- you should try to make some money with them…Have you considered flea markets/craft shows? A friend of mine does pretty good there….and even better since she put a sign out that says ‘I know you can make it, but will you? 😊LOL

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    1. Me either! I put them nestled in my gardens, so cute at night, magical! If you already have the Mod Podge and it isn’t the outdoor one, do what I did on the first few, and spray with a sealer. I used Rusoleum 2x clear coat. •.¸¸♥♥ ¸¸.•

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      1. My daughter-in-law has a very specific taste regarding gifts, but anything made by kids’ hands is welcome. Also, I love doing things with the little ones (they are 4, 6, and 10), and they enjoy creating something with their own hands. But up to this point, I’ve always done cooking and baking with them, like sushi was a big hit, sesame chicken was another one, sticking walnuts into cookies was fun, etc.

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    1. This is such a great project to do with kids. One of the neighborhood kids loves to come over and we craft like crazy!!! She made one….beautiful. One mother made it and hung it outside her daughters window. Her daughter didn’t know…she was so excited to see a fairy outside her window….tinkerbell!

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    1. They really will! I had so much fun with my little friend making one of these.You will have to cut out the fairy…but they can do all the other stuff. It is such a fun project…mine is still hung up, and everytime I pass it, it makes me smile!

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