Thanks to a few convenient craft supplies, you can file this Fairy Jar Lantern under projects that look complicated but are actually quite easy to make. This would be a great project to thank that special woman on Mother’s Day for making your childhood so magical. It may have only taken you about 15 minutes to make but this Fairy Jar Lantern symbolizes a lifetime of love and dedication!
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Easy Fairy Jar Lantern
- Recycled Glass Jar
- Fairy Garden Silhouette Pick
- Mod Podge Glitter
- White Tissue Paper
- Stick and Peel Moss
- Petaloo Chantilly Mixed Blooms
- Purple Ribbon
- Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
- Tea Lights
Step 1. Working on a small 3″ section at a time, apply Mod Podge to recycled glass jar. Look at all the pretty sparkles!
Step 2. Attach a stripe of tissue paper (long enough to go around entire bottle) and gently press to secure. Don’t slide your hands over the paper too much because it can rip easily. Fold back tissue paper and apply Mod Podge to next section of the glass jar. Press tissue paper in place. Continue these steps until entire jar is covered. You’ll have to work quickly so this should only take you a few minutes. You can either trim the bottom off or fold in the edges with more Mod Podge. Set aside to dry.
Step 3. Cut a square from the Peel & Stick Moss and attach to the top of the jar lid. Push the sides in and trim excess. I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the moss to prevent shedding. Feel free to add another layer of Mod Podge to the glass jar as well. The more sparkles the better! Allow both to dry completely before moving onto step 4.
Step 4. Once both the jar and lid are dry, press the metal silhouette around the jar to form curve.
Step 5. Fold pick end under, apply a liberal amount of hot glue, and stick in place at the bottom of jar (toward the front).
Step 6. Tie ribbon around the jar and glue flowers in place.
Step 7. Add battery-powered tea lights to jar and enjoy!
The thing I love most about this project is that, depending on time constraints and style preferences, you could totally make this project as easy or as complicated as you’d like! If you’re pressed for time, shortcuts like the metal fairy silhouette and peel & stick moss make this project totally doable in under 15 minutes (minus drying time, of course!) If, however, time isn’t an issue, you have the convenience of going nice and slow and can add as many embellishments as you’d like. Hope you have an absolutely magical Mother’s Day!