Magical, Mystical Fairy Jar Lantern
Want to learn how to make a magical, mystical fairy jar lantern? They are super easy to make especially with a Cricut machine to cut her silhouette out. They can be cut out by hand with scissors and Exacto knives, but it’s time-consuming, therefore, nerve-wracking also!
So the magical creature sits pondering her flower so peaceful and serene. Just a few simple steps and you can create a lovely creature of your own. She’s going to be a great addition to my porch decorating. Add a battery-powered tea light to light her up in the dark. Wait till you see her glow! She makes a beautiful fairy jar lantern!
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Let’s Get Started on The Fairy Jar Lantern
First, turn the jar upside down and spray in short bursts, it’s easier to control this way. Build it up until it’s covered to suit you. Above all, be sure and do this in a well ventilated space because it’s horrible smelling and lingers.
Clean the spray nozzle after you are finished. It will occasionally clog due to all that glitter. It’s best to turn the spray can upside down and spray until it’s cleared the nozzle. I learned the hard way! Also, if your spray nozzle clogs, DO NOT stick a pin in it. Clean it with a little paint thinner. This too, I also learned the hard way!
Run the glue pen over the fairy. Spread the glue thinly as possible. Put her into the jar and press her down firmly. Wipe any excess off the glass. I took a paper towel and dabbed at it until it was cleaned off of the glass.The glue might look white at first, but after it dries, it’s clear.
How To Do The Lid
Run a ring of E6000 around the inside of a mason jar lid and stick the top in securely. Wipe off any excess that might squish out. After it dries, paint it whatever color you like. I choose flat black. Although I tried to be careful, some glue seeped out and then the paint didn’t want to cover well. Later, the flowers will detract from that.
How To Do The Flowers
With my Cricut Maker, I choose to make paper flowers to decorate the top. Artificial flowers could be used just as well.
In Design Space I choose a few flowers and cut them out. Hard to believe these turn into such pretty, little flowers when twisted up! Jennifer Maker Marx has a more in-depth tutorial on flower making.
Using my reverse tweezers, I carefully twist my flowers. Slip the flower off the tool and let the flower loosen a bit until it looks right. Hot glue the bottom and bend the circle over to cover. Try not to burn your fingers with the hot glue. Good luck with that, right!
Start bending the petals down to make it look more like a real flower. Actually, it’s more like ruffling them out. You don’t actually bend and crease, just run your thumb from the center of the flower outward.
Once your flowers are to your liking, glue them onto the top. First though, if you like the twine on the lid, glue it on. Once again remember you are working with HOT glue.
Finishing Up The Lid
Arrange the flowers on the top and glue them in place. Slip a few leaves in to complete the look. Glue a couple on the side if you like. Just be careful removing and replacing the lid.
Lastly, add a battery-powered tea lite, mine runs on a timer, and let her glow! The sparkles on the jar around her silhouette is gorgeous!
With out a doubt, she’s enchanting! Very pleased with the way she turned out. So now that you know how to make one of your own, please share your creations with me below in the comment section or just share any thoughts there also. Happy Crafting!