DIY Fairy Lantern

If you don’t already believe in fairies, you will after you make this magical DIY Fairy Lantern! When the lights are low, it’s positively mesmerizing. It makes a delightful night light or patio luminary. Or, use it as a guiding light to hunt for those mysterious pixies in your backyard.


-Mason Jar
-Mod Podge
-LED Tea Light
-Fairy Silhouette (included)
-Artificial Moss
-Felt/Cardboard (optional)
-Hot Glue

Download Free Fairy Lantern Template


Step 1: After collecting all of your materials, coat the Mason jar with an even amount of Mod Podge, making sure your strokes are in the same direction. Let it dry for a couple of minutes, then add a second layer of Mod Podge and let it dry.

Step 2: Use our fairy silhouette or one you’ve found and print it out. Cut the silhouette with scissors or an Exacto knife. 

Step 3: Carefully place the fairy into the jar. Use the Mod Podge to securely attach the fairy to the inside of the jar. Be very gentle with this part sothe fairy doesn’trip.

Step 4: Add Mod Podge evenly around the entire jar, then add sparkles. Close the jar and give it a little shake so all the sparkles spread evenly.

Step 5: Make a circle for the lid of your jar with the felt (or cardboard) and cut it out so that it fits nicely on top.

Step 6: Hot glue some artificial moss onto the felt until evenly covered. Then glue the felt to the lid of the jar.

Step 7: Add a bit of the artificial moss into the jar, then place the LED tea light inside.

Step 8: Add some finishing touches such as twine and crystals to complete your mystical fairy lantern!


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Stacee Gillelen

Mother of four, artist, and founder of Dragonfly Designs. After my second daughter was born, I left my career in banking and fell in love with the art of jewelry making, and found that I just couldn’t stop spreading the joy of it to others.

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