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Stuff Moss And Bark Into A Glitter-Covered Jar To Create A Gorgeous Fairy Night Light

by Caroline Hockenbury
Caroline is an editorial intern who enjoys running, making origami, and beatboxing (simultaneously).

When I was a little girl, I couldn’t make it through the night without my three most prized possessions: my blanket, my stuffed animal Eeyore, and my night light.

Lots of kids today also rely on night lights to get a good night’s sleep. And through the years, night light designs have become even more creative and exciting — like with this incredible fairy night light made from a repurposed, old jar!

Check out the materials and directions below, then watch the instructional video to learn how to make this beautiful DIY craft today!

Materials:

  • paper fairy cutout
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • paintbrush
  • white acrylic paint
  • white tissue paper
  • scrap wood
  • hammer
  • nail
  • wire clothes hanger
  • pliers
  • adhesive spray
  • glitter
  • moss and/or bark
  • plastic flowers
  • battery-powered candle

Directions:

  1. Cut out a fairy design from a piece of paper and glue the fairy to the inside of a jar.
  2. Paint the outside of the jar with white acrylic paint.
  3. Wrap white tissue paper around the jar and smooth it over the sides. (Make sure the bottom is covered, too!)
  4. Place the lid against a scrap piece of wood. Then, use a hammer and nail to punch two holes into opposite sides of the lid.
  5. Cut a piece of wire hanger, and loop the wire through the two holes to create a handle. To keep the handle in place, use a pair of pliers and bend the wire on the inside of the lid.
  6. Spray the jar with adhesive and add glitter.
  7. Line the bottom of the jar with moss and/or bark.
  8. String plastic flowers around the mouth of the jar, and use a glue gun to keep the decoration in place. Weave flowers around the wire handle, too, and add glue.
  9. Place a plastic, battery-powered candle inside the jar and close the lid.

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