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Recycled Fairy Jar

Bring out your inner girly girl and explore your imagination. Make a Recycled Fairy Jar from Heidi Borchers using a clean, recycled mason jar. Mason jar centerpieces look great on a kitchen table and add a fun touch to a summer party.

Recycled Fairy Jar


  • Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
  • Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheet
  • Small fairy (available at Michaels)
  • Cardboard – thin (I use cereal box cardboard)
  • Sheet moss
  • Scrapbook paper – green print (for leaves and bottom of jar), print of choice for top
  • Scissors
  • Silk flowers (small for inside garden and top)
  • Small paper butterfly (or cut from scrapbook paper)
  • Plastic dove or other embellishments (for top)
  • Toothpick (to apply glue)
  • Monofilament – fine
  • Tape (clear)
  • Straight pin (to punch hole in scrapbook paper to string butterfly)


  1. Use lid from jar to mark circle pattern on cardboard and Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheet. Cut along pattern line. Remove paper backing and adhere Sheet to cardboard. Remove paper backing to expose adhesive.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  2. Place scrapbook paper over adhesive.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  3. Cut paper to match cardboard.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  4. Apply Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue with toothpick over center area of cardboard circle.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  5. Glue down moss and fairy to cardboard circle.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  6. Glue flowers and leaves into moss. Let dry for approximately 1/2 hour.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  7. Gently place entire piece into jar.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  8. Repeat gluing process with Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheets to make second scrapbook paper covered cardboard for lid of jar.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  9. Using lid as pattern, cut one circle of decorative doublesided cardstock. Tape clear monofilament line to back of butterfly.

    Recycled Fair Jar
  10. Punch small hole in cardstock. Insert monofilament line through hole, adjust length of line so that butterfly hangs inside jar without touching. Tape monofilament in place on cardstock. Cut away excess monofilament.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  11. Apply Aleene’s Thick Designer Tacky Glue to rim of jar. Place cardstock circle over opening (letting embellishments dangle inside.) Let dry for a few minutes. Screw lid onto jar.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  12. If desired, cut a strip of scrapbook paper and glue around outside rim of lid.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  13. Cut leaf shape from scrapbook cardstock. Fringe edges with scissors. Score and bend slightly down center vein of leaf. Glue to outside bottom edge of jar.

    Recycled Fairy Jar
  14. Decorate top of jar lid with additional leaves and flowers and glue decorative bird in place.

    Recycled Fairy Jar

    Recycled Fairy Jar

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Fairy Jar.

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I am from UK and so do not have what you call a mason jar, please could someone try to "translate" them for me. Also, it is not stated what size jar I would need please. I love what you are giving us by creating these newsletters. Imagination, creativity and Inspiration

Hi there, a mason jar is just another name for a 16 ounce glass jar. Thanks!

Never thought that Jar can be used in such a beautiful way. Will definitely reuse my Jar now.

Hi Earl121--We're so glad to hear that! Once you make this project, we'd love to see a picture of it! Be sure to use our handy image uploader at the bottom of this project to upload your version of the Recycled Fairy Jar. Thanks, and have a great day! --FaveCrafts Editor


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