DIY Fairy Lanterns/Flower Jars
These painted fairy lanterns (also can be used as flower jars) are made from glass jars that once contained items like spaghetti sauce and olives. I think that creating masterpieces from recycled items makes the process much more meaningful. With a splash of Poster Paint and a touch of Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Glue, the jars transform into fairy magic.
You will need the following supplies:
- Glass Jars
- Poster Paint Pods
- Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Glue
- Paint Brushes
Start by painting large polka dots on the jars with poster paints. Of course, you can decide on any design you want to paint. The kids can join in and paint fairies or patterns too.
When the paint is dry, add Sparkle Glitter Glue to the polka dots a little bit at a time. It’s better to do small amounts, then add more after it has dried if desired. Remember that fairies love sparkly things!
Next let it dry for several hours. After everything is dry, add colorful ribbon around the tops of the jars. You can tie bows or simply cut the ends on the diagonal for a cleaner look.
Then you can fill the jars with fresh flowers from your garden or fave store.
The jars are perfect for candles too. This turns them into fairy lanterns for the evenings sitting out doors – so the fairies can see where they are dancing!
Laura Kelly is a doodle artist with a creative spirit. She spends her time making art and creating fun with her family and her Girl Scout troop. You can follow her blog at Me and My INKlings and find her on social media platforms @laurakellydesigns !