Learn How to Upcycle an Old Jar into a Mystical Fairy Lantern

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!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 Hour


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Stamp flowers images on the other 3 sides of the jar using StazOn Pigment Ink. Silhouette flowers work best but use what you have.

Step 5

Sponge Blue Hawaii StazOn Studio Glaze to the corners, top and bottom areas of each side with an Ink Blusher sponge and let dry.

Step 6

Sponge on a coat of Wedding Dress (white – dries frosty) StazOn Studio Glaze over the entire jar and let it dry.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

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.

Step 10

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!


  • Mason Jar
  • Posh Paper Supplies – Fairy die cut
  • Hobby Lobby – Pearl Trim, Garland
  • Prima – Flowers
  • Heat Tool
  • Battery Operated Candle

See How to Upcycle a Thrift Store Vase

by Kassy Tousignant

See How to Upcycle a Thrift Store Vase

Here is another upcycled project from me! I really love giving old, tired objects new life. I can always count on my All-Purpose Ink to help freshen things up!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour + dry time




•  On Point Glue
•  All-Purpose Ink – Sky Mist, Blue Bayou, Lemon Yellow
•  Creative Medium – Clear


• Gesso – White
• Glass Vase
• Paintbrush
• Resin flowers
• Prima ephemera
• Paper napkin
• String