Don’t throw away those empty jars until you see this magical idea! These mermaids in a jar are the perfect way to light up the night.
My girls are mermaid obsessed these days. And with school being out for the summer, I wanted to find a cute craft idea they could make themselves out of stuff we already had. These Mermaids in a Jar are the perfect way to add a touch of goddess to any room. Add glam to a beach themed bathroom, kids’ room, guest room or jazz up your patio. The possibilities are endless!
Having spaghetti for dinner? Keep the jar! With a just few other items, you (and our kids) can make these Mermaids in a Jar. If you are coming up short handed on supplies, we get most of our stuff at the dollar store.
Here’s what you will need:
- An empty jar
- Decorative fish netting
- Googled image
- Mod Podge
- Foam brushes
- Sea shell
- Battery operated candle
Josephine and I will show you how to make something magical with leftover jars.Lifeispoppin.com
Posted by Life is Poppin' on Monday, June 12, 2017
Start off with your empty jar being washed out and dried completely. Next, tint your jar by filling the inside with about an inch and a half of Mod Podge and a few drops of your desired color of food coloring. I got luck and found some Mod Podge that already came tinted but it was on clearance so I think they discontinued it. The above method works all the same. It’s easy to do and you can tint your jars any color you can dream up!
Roll your jar in a circular motion coating the sides of the jar. Once evenly coated, place your jar upside down for the extra Mod Podge to run out without caking at the bottom. After about 20 minutes, flip your jar back over and leave in the sun until it has dried completely. To speed this process up you could always place the wet jar in the oven and bake at 320 degrees F for 20 minutes. Works like a charm!
Once your jar has dried, cover your googled Mermaid silhouette in a thin layer of Mod Podge and stick to the inside of your jar. You want the darkest part facing out so it will stand out more once the candle sits behind the image.
Wrap your Mermaid in a jar with the decorative fish netting and secure to the top and bottom with hot glue.
Begin wrapping twine around the upper lip of the jar to help secure the edges of the netting. You can go as far up as you would like depending on the look you’re going for. I took mine all the way to the top.
Once you’ve fully secured your twine, drop in your flameless candle and VIOLA!
You have just built yourself a Mermaid in a Jar!
And at night:
If you loved these Mermaids in a Jar, you’re going to love these Fairy 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.
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.