by Roni Johnson
I don’t know any little girl that didn’t want to be a fairy when they were little…some of us have never forgotten that dream and love fairy’s to this very day. Here’s a way to sprinkle a little fairy dust in your home with this upcycled DIY Fairy Lantern craft!
Time: 1 Hour
Wash and dry a glass jar that you will use to create the lantern. Cut a fairy silhouette or cut out from black cardstock. Apply a layer of On Point Glue to the paper die-cut. Apply a layer of On Point Glue to the die-cut.
Press the fairy to the inside of the jar front. Note: If you have a fairy stamp you can exchange that for the fairy die cut and stamp it on the outside of the jar with StazOn Pigment Ink.
Glue a bit of moss to the bottom of the jar so that when the lantern is lit it will look like she is standing in a bit of foliage or plant life.
Stamp flowers images on the other 3 sides of the jar using StazOn Pigment Ink. Silhouette flowers work best but use what you have.
Sponge Blue Hawaii StazOn Studio Glaze to the corners, top and bottom areas of each side with an Ink Blusher sponge and let dry.
Sponge on a coat of Wedding Dress (white – dries frosty) StazOn Studio Glaze over the entire jar and let it dry.
Sponge on a second coat of the Wedding Dress Studio Glaze on one side of the jar and immediately sprinkle with Mboss Sparkle embossing powder. Shake off the excess and reserve for the next side.
Set the jar on the craft mat and heat the embossing powder to melt. Let it cool! Note: the jar will become very hot during this process. Do not try to pick it up as you will burn your fingers.
Repeat steps 9 and 10 on the rest of the jar. When the jar is fully covered it is now time to move on to the lid. Sponge Piano Black StazOn Pigment Ink over the writing on the lid.
Add desired embellishments to the lid and top of the jar. Wrap wire around an LED flicker light so you can insert it into the jar with ease.
You now have an amazing little fairy lantern to light your way! Use this tutorial to create decorations for a summer party, birthday or any fun outdoor event!
- StazOn Pigment Inkpad – Piano Black
- StazOn Studio Glaze – Blue Hawaii
- StazOn Studio Glaze – Wedding Dress
- Ink Blusher
- MBoss Embossing Powder – Sparkle
- On Point Glue
- Imagine Craft Mat
- Mason Jar
- Posh Paper Supplies – Fairy die cut
- Hobby Lobby – Pearl Trim, Garland
- Prima – Flowers
- Heat Tool
- Battery Operated Candle
11 thoughts on “Learn How to Upcycle an Old Jar into a Mystical Fairy Lantern”
Wow. This is wonderful! Thank you for the clear instructions and the step-out photos!
Thank you Kathi! I’m so glad you like it. I hope you give it a try.
This is lovely. What a wonderful outside decoration for the summer! You are so very creative. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so very much! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I am having a difficult time finding Stazon Studio Glaze. Any ideas? I am in North Carolina
Hi Annette! We always link our products in each tutorial and we certainly have the StazOn Studio Glaze in stock. Unfortunately, not all stores carry this awesome product. If you order directly from us and spend more than $50 than it is free shipping within the US.
Thank you for the question.
I do not see the wedding dress glaze on your site
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This is a beautiful and magical light. I have some granddaughters and greats that would like this. Got to get busy – thanks for the great instructions.
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