How To Make A Glowing Fairy Vase
This year’s New Year’s Resolution was to start making crafts again. Well, it was actually, “Do something that makes me happy”. During the summer I started working on crafts. It had been a while since I had actually sat down and crafted anything. I pulled out my craft box and found all my paints dried up and the glue hard as cement.
My next question was… What do I want to create?
I was inspired by a small solar powered toy on my table. It must be the Disney inside me. The idea of tinker bell in a jar just appealed to me. It reminds me of a snow-globe without the water or a glimpse into a small world.
I found a glass vase at the Dollar Tree that I could invert to catch a fairy. Then I found a fairy doll in the toy aisle. I also found the ribbon, glass marble rocks, flowers, glitter, and paint. I think the only thing I didn’t buy from Dollar Tree was the glass glue. The glass glue was purchased at Michael’s for $4.69.
Every fairy needs fairy dust. I wanted to create a reflective surface to simulate the look of glittery fairy dust. Using glitter provides the sparkly look of ice. The glass marble rocks are shiny enough to reflect the light back on the fairy. Add a small glowing light from the candle. What a magical scene!
Let’s Make A Fairy Vase
1 – Glass 7″ Urn Vase
1 – Fairy Doll
Bag of Glass Marble Rocks
1 – LED Color Changing Candle
Tube of Glitter
Bag of Glass Marble Rocks
Bottle of White Paint
Roll of Fishing Line
Spool of Ribbon
Box of Sticky Dots
Tube of Glass Glue
Tacky glue or Hot Glue
Fixing Up The Fairy
Start by spreading glue over the wing.
Sprinkle glitter over the wet glue on the wing.
Tie a pretty bow in the fairies ponytail. This one was a bit too much. I took some off.
Working On The Vase
Tie the fishing line to the fairies ponytail and knot it.
Stick the dot to the fishing line. Then figure out where you want the fairy to hang. Tie the fishing line off where you want it.
Take the glass glue and glue it to the sticky dot and then stick it to the top of the vase (which is the bottom of the vase turned upside down). Going forward the bottom of the vase has the opening (normally the top). Wow! That’s hard to explain in writing. 😉
Use glass glue to glue the glass marble rocks to the inside of the vase neck. I wouldn’t suggest using Hot Glue. The hot glue peels off the glass.
Gluing the glass marble rocks to the vase.
The completed ring of the glass marble rocks.
Paint the outside of the vase with white paint and sprinkle with glitter.
Creating A Bow For The Top Of The Vase
Cut out a small cardboard circle out that will fit the top of the vase without being seen but large enough to fit a bow. It doesn’t need to cover the whole top. Paint it white.
Cut ribbon into strips long enough to make loops. Start gluing loops to the cardboard. I use hot glue for this part.
This is what my completed bow looks like.
I added flowers to the bow using hot glue.
Glue ribbon strips down the front and back from under the bow. Then glue the cardboard bow down on top of the strips of ribbon.
Making The Bottom To The Vase
Cut out a cardboard circle large enough to just fit the neck of the vase. Make sure to cut out a hole for the LED changable candle. The cardboard circle will sit on top of the candle.
Paint the cardboard circle white and then sprinkle with glitter on while it is still wet to make it glittery. I wanted mine to look like a snowy scene. The light from the candle will bounce off of the glitter to make it sparkle.
Place the cardboard piece on top of the changable LED candle. Turn on the candle.
The two pieces of this project are the completed vase jar and the candle LED bottom.
Place the vase on the top of the candle LED bottom.
Completed Fairy In A Vase
Fairy vase completed with the blue color from the LED color changing candle.
Completed fairy vase with the changable LED candle. Yellow color is currently showing in the picture. It is a wonderful Dollar Tree find.
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