Fairy in a Jar Night-Lights
So I must admit, I am seriously in love with these Fairy in a Jar Night-Lights. They look so stunning and quite magical with a dimly lit orange and yellow light. Your kids will love displaying these beautiful jars in their rooms and they will comfort them at night. One of my favorite things about these Fairy in a Jar Night-Lights is they give my girls something to do during the day when they are “bored” and then they can enjoy them at night.
Like almost all of my DIY projects, I got all of my supplies at the dollar store. If you don’t have a local dollar store, you can purchase these items on Amazon with the links below.
Kids and adults will love these magical fairy jars! Make some for yourself and give a few as gifts. I promise they will be a huge hit!
Here’s what you will need:
- Glass jar (mason, pickle, anything with a lid)
- Mod Podge
- Fairy Silhouette (print off from google images)
- Flameless flickering candle
- Tissue Paper
- Flowers, ribbon & hot glue for garnishing (optional)
Prepare all of your materials by making sure your jar is clean and your fairy shape is cut out the way you want it.
Next, coat the black side of your fairy silhouette with Mod Podge and stick to the inside of the jar – the way you want it to look from the outside:
This will dry very quickly! Next, use a paintbrush or sponge brush to coat 1 side at a time with a thin layer of Mod Podge and lay your tissue paper on top to cover the glue.
Once you have 1 side of your jar fully covered, lay 1 layer of your white tissue paper directly on top of the glue – getting it as smooth as possible. Trust me, it will not be perfect, especially around the curves.
Continue this process until your jar is completely wrapped. Cut off any extra tissue paper that isn’t needed. Once the entire jar is covered (leaved the lip uncovered) let your jar dry completely. Once dried, start on 1 side of your jar and cover with another thin layer of the Mod Podge and begin covering with glitter.
Once you have your fairy jar completely covered in glitter, allow it to dry. I did spray mine with a quick spray of hairspray to help keep the glitter in place, or you could always put another thin layer of the glue. Whichever is easier for you.
Place the lid back on the jar and garnish with flowers and ribbon – or whatever you choose. This is completely optional but adds a cute little flair.
This is how they will look during the day/light:
And at night:
Be sure to pin this awesome DIY below to save it for later!
Here’s another spin on the night lights! Instead of using the fairy silhouette, cut out a nativity scene or any other Christmas silhouette and you will end up with magic! Add some winter floral to the top and you have yourself the perfect (frugal) gift idea.
Here’s another DIY you just might like:
Here is a super easy way to get the biggest bang for you buck and reuse your Bath and Body Works Wallflower Bulbs! These run about $6 per refill usually, and you can DIY it yourself for a fraction of that depending on the oils used. My favorite is lavender from Young Living, but I like to switch it up depending on the seasons.