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Easy Fairy Garden Idea - Lighted Fairy Jars

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Light up the night using Mod Podge and mason jars with this easy fairy garden idea.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
Item #12900
All of the tools you need to Podge it up, in one cool little case! Two pairs of scissors, a squeegee, ruler, emery board and a brush are all zipped up in a cute Podge orange or pink pouch. Your supplies are ready to travel with you!

$15.59

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
Item #24887
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$7.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Melter
Item #24888
The Mod Melter is a unique new shaped tool to use specifically with Mod Molds and Mod Melts. Hold the tool above the molds and fill them with ease! You can also use the Mod Melter as an all-purpose glue gun to make everything from molded embellishments to home décor, paper crafts, and more!

$24.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Bright Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2896
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Medium Blue, 2 oz.
Item #2927
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lavender, 2 oz.
Item #2928
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

$7.29

Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 2 oz.
Item #CS11217
Add a touch of sparkle to your decoupage projects! Waterbase formula dries fast & clear, holds tight, protects and gives a smooth finish. Great for all-around crafts and kid's projects.

$3.49

Other Supplies
Downloadable art “Fairy Jar Silhouettes”
3 Sheets of white tissue paper
1 yd. of ribbon
Small green floral pieces
9-12 small paper flower shapes
3 Clear glass jars with lids
Flameless tea lights
Ruler
Water basin
Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry your jars and lids.
  2. Measure the side of the jar for a maximum height for the fairy images. Print out the size of the provided downloadable art in black and white on copy paper.
  3. Trim around the fairies as close as possible with scissors.
  4. Coat the inside of a jar with Mod Podge Gloss. Place a fairy silhouette inside the jar against the glass with the front of the copy facing out. Mod Podge over the entire fairy and seal it to the inside of the jar. Set aside to dry.
  5. Repeat step 4 for the other two jars.
  6. While the inside of the jars dry, paint the lids of the jars in one of the three fairy colors – Bright Pink, Lavender and Medium Blue. Let dry.
  7. After the lids are dry, paint a coat of Mod Podge Sparkle over the painted lids.
  8. Cover each fairy jar with a single sheet of tissue paper cut to the size of the jar. Mod Podge Gloss over the fairy first and gently lay the tissue paper over the image and smooth trying not to have any wrinkles. Add Gloss over the image and continue the applying under the tissue paper and then on top, all the way around the jar. Turn the jar upside down to dry.
  9. When the tissue paper is dry, add a coat of Mod Podge Sparkle careful not to cover the fairy. Too much glitter makes it harder to see the silhouette.
  10. Divide your ribbon, greenery and paper flowers into thirds. Tie a ribbon around each jar.
  11. Mod Melt a center onto each flower. Let dry.
  12. Gather a small amount of greenery and tie to each jar.
  13. Mod melt each flower onto the greenery.
  14. Add a flameless tea light inside each jar, close the lids. Enjoy the magic!
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