How to Make Charming Summer Fairy Lanterns

These charming fairy lanterns are not only easy to make, but look adorable in a garden or when used as a night light. They'll be sure to spark your child's imagination.

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Things You'll Need

  • Various size jars

  • Moss

  • Artificial flowers and plants

  • Jute rope

  • Fine glitter

  • Fairy silhouette cutout

  • Cardboard

  • White glue

  • Foam brush

  • Hot glue

  • Flameless tea light

Step 1

Using a foam brush, spread a thin layer of white glue inside a clean jar.

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Step 2

Prior to the glue hardening, pour some fine glitter inside the jar.

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Step 3

Close the lid and shake the jar so that the glitter adheres to the glue. Discard remaining glitter and allow glue to dry.

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Step 4

Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the opening of the jar and sit on the base of the jar. Trim various pieces of faux plants and flowers.

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Step 5

Hot glue moss and plants onto cardboard.

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Step 6

Cut out the silhouette of a fairy.


You can find a variety of free fairy silhouettes online.

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Step 7

Hot glue the fairy to cardboard, ensuring you place it as close to the edge as possible.

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Step 8

Insert the cardboard and fairy into jar.

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Step 9

Make a loop with jute rope and attach it to the lid using hot glue. At this time, you can also glue some moss.

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Step 10

Glue some artificial vine onto the jute rope if desired.

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Step 11

Place a flameless candle into the jar.

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Step 12

Secure the lid in place and enjoy!

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