DIY Glitter Fairy Jar

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This DIY Glitter Fairy Jar is a super quick and easy craft that works as room decor or a great night light.  We have also linked the FREE fairy SVG file for you below so you can create your own.  Follow along for the step by step directions.


If you are more of a visual person, check out the video tutorial here:


Mason Jars



Tea Lights

Free Fairy SVG File

Transfer Tape

Black Vinyl

Extra cups for draining

Ribbon (optional for bow)

Cameo 3 Bundles by Expressions Vinyl


First you will pour some polycrylic into the mason jar.  Swish it around and make sure the entire inside of the jar is coated.  Then turn the jar upside down and drain out any excess liquid in a cup.  Leave the jar to drain till there is no more liquid puddling (just a couple min).  Pour the extra liquid back into the polycrylic jar to save for next time.


Now, while the polycrylic is still wet, you will pour glitter into the jar.  Then, hold the jar horizontally with the opening slanted slightly down.  Turn the jar in a slow rotating motion as the glitter coats the sides.  (think rotisserie chicken turner)  If you run out of glitter, just add more and continue.  Make sure to coat the inside all the way to the rim of the jar and pour out any extra glitter into an extra cup to save for later.  As your moving onto the next step turn the jar back upside down to continue to dry. *let mason jar dry for about 24 hours*



Next, while the fairy jar is drying, it is time to cut and weed your fairy designs.  Download the Free Fairy SVG file here.  Cut the design on black adhesive vinyl and weed out the design.  Get our top weeding tips here.  Curious on what I’m talking about when I say weed your design?  Check out more details and an explanation of crafting terms here.


Using transfer tape apply your decal to the outside of your jar.  (don’t forget to clean the jar first)  I recommend putting it on the two sides that are closest to the side with the raised word so that the decals are evenly distributed around the jar.


Almost done!  The last thing to do is to add in your battery operated light and any ribbon embellishments or bows to the lid for decoration.  Just remember, don’t glue the tea light in (so the battery can be changed when it dies and the light can be turned on and off) and don’t glue the lid onto the jar so you can take light out when you need to replace it.

Additional tips and ideas:

Put the fairies on upside down and set the light in the lid and place the jar over the tea light so you get the full glow of the glitter on top.

Add a beautiful bow to the top of the lid so that while the lights are on, the jar is also a cute room decoration.

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  2. Barbara on December 14, 2020 at 12:49 am

    This is the first time I’ve seen your tutorial. I have been wanting to make a fairy jar and I really as your instructions. Thank you.

    • jespsantiago on December 14, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      So glad you liked it! Can’t wait to see what you create!

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