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.
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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.
Melanie Smith saysAugust 19, 2016 at 10:52 am
Awww, looks so cute! I want those jars in my garden.
tara pittman saysAugust 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm
Those lights are pretty. I think my yard needs some.
Amy Jones saysAugust 19, 2016 at 4:34 pm
Awww LOVING this idea, the result is so cute and magical! I’m doing this in my garden
Rachel Mouton saysAugust 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm
Oh my goodness! These are adorable <3 My daughter will love these.
Aeriane saysAugust 21, 2016 at 8:02 am
So many great tips on your website! Thank you
Elizabeth O. saysAugust 21, 2016 at 11:59 am
This has to be one of the best DIYs I’ve seen around. It’s such a lovely idea and it’s perfect for Autumn. Aside from that it’s also flexible because you can choose to adjust the design according to the theme that you want!
Carol Cassara saysAugust 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm
This is perfect for your garden’s pathway. It will seem like a bunch of fairies guiding you as you walk along your garden. I think it’s really easy to make as well. Thanks for the detailed tutorial!
Kathy saysAugust 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm
Those are so pretty! I want to make a few of these. I think they’ll go great around the house.
Echo saysAugust 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm
These are so perfect! I had no idea that they could be made so easily! Thanks for showing me how!
Azlin Bloor saysAugust 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm
Oh wow, these fairy in a jar are really awesome! I’ve saved them to show my daughters, they’re going to have a great time making them! Thank you. x
Claudia Krusch saysAugust 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm
Those lights are sooooo pretty! Love them! I can’t wait to try it!
Sarah Bailey saysAugust 21, 2016 at 7:48 pm
These are so cute. I would love to add them to my outside walk way.
Taty Pradilla saysAugust 22, 2016 at 8:14 am
This is so pretty. I am going to plan on making some over this week to place around my yard and house.
Jamela Porter saysAugust 22, 2016 at 8:20 am
This looks like so much fun. I am going to have to do this over the weekend with my teenager.
Rosey saysAugust 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm
Such a fun idea. I know my daughter and my granddaughter both would love to help make these.
Mags saysAugust 22, 2016 at 8:25 pm
What a fun project! I love these.
Katy saysAugust 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm
These fairy jar lights are too cute! My daughter would love making these.
Lisa Rios saysAugust 23, 2016 at 7:23 am
I am loving these Fairy in a Jar Night-Lights right away as well. I love how easy it is to do & the end result is quiet amazing . I would love few of them in my yard area.
May Palacpac saysAugust 23, 2016 at 9:41 am
What lovely ideas! I think the fairy jars would be a great decor addition in our balcony.
berlin domingo saysAugust 23, 2016 at 10:50 am
such a nice diy project. we do not have a garden to put that but my little one will surely be delighted to look at the fairy as i lull him to sleep. we will put it at our bed side table. cuteness.
Kathy Kenny Ngo saysAugust 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm
Whoa that’s cute and very arty! I would love to do this together with my son! I am sure this is going to be a great bonding too,
Marielle Altenor saysAugust 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm
I love this fairy in the jar diy! Would be fun to have a few of them in the backyard.
Wildish Jess saysAugust 25, 2016 at 12:51 am
These are too cute! I can’t wait until I have a little girl!
Enricoh Alfonzo saysAugust 25, 2016 at 6:46 am
OMG OMG! this is like the coolest DIY project ever! thank you so much. I would love to make these for my god daughter and big sister for their birthdays.
Life Of Blogger saysSeptember 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm
Wow, so beautiful. I like it, i really love it. I’m so inlove on it :). I’m gonna try this diy items later i need to find a jar first, hehehe.
Anyways, thanks for sharing this amazing diy. More to come please :).
victoria ingham saysSeptember 28, 2016 at 3:07 pm
oh how cute these lights will be for anyone plenty of lovely lights thank you
Mammy saysOctober 21, 2016 at 7:55 am
Absolutely love these lights…..Look forward to making with granddaughters.Just wondering did you cut out all the details of the fairy?
Missi saysOctober 21, 2016 at 9:28 am
Thank you! I used a small pair of scissors, but a cutting knife would work as well.
DeeDee saysDecember 22, 2016 at 12:50 am
I really took three looks when I seen these they are so awesome! They would be a great gift if you had a younger child , grandchild and started a collection of different ones every year? People collect a lot of expensive items and these fall right in that bracket ! and really beautiful in so many ways to change up to make! Thank you for this posts , great idea
Jewell Martin saysMay 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm
I was attracted by the roundish jars, but I think the mayo jar is just as cute and has a larger surface on which to put a silhouette. Girls would love the fairies or princesses or ballerinas. But my granddaughters and little boys would prefer Batman, Batgirl, Supergirl, and Batman or Superman emblems. The ideas are endless. Best wishes
Missi saysMay 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm
Yes! I love those ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!
vodka saysJune 4, 2019 at 6:21 am
i am allergic to just about anything there is– if it’s from a box or can likely hood is i can’t have it. i have to make everything from scratch and after a while of using the same recipes for pretty much two years, it’s nice to find something so tasteful that i can actually eat. This recipe is delicious and a huge hit with my family, ill definitely be adding it to my recipe book and making it again.