If you’re throwing an enchanted forest birthday party (or wedding) like me, you’ll probably need magical fairy jar centerpieces. And if you love working in paper and cardstock like I do, then this is the easy way to create them along with just a few other materials that you may already have on hand.
Start by choosing the vessel you’d like to place your fairies in. I chose smooth-sided mason jars because I had a whole case of them out in my garage, but you can also make a lantern out of cardstock and vellum, like this one here. Some fairy jars are glittered, chemically-etched, or painted, but I chose the simple and elegant route and just sprayed mine with frosted glass spray-paint.
Trim out thin strips of Pop-Tone Black Licorice Cardstock to fit just inside the circumference of your jar or lantern and die cut the entire length with grassy or floral border dies. Here I’ve trimmed my strips to about 8.5″ long for the large mason jar and from between 1″ – 3″ wide depending on the height of the border die used.
Next, die cut the figures for your fairy jar using the same black cardstock. I chose a variety of fairies in different sizes as well as a unicorn.
Form a ring out of the die cut border strips by adhering the ends together with liquid glue, then adhere the figures to the ring using the same liquid glue.
Tip – Curl the paper a bit with your fingers before adhering to ensure it doesn’t bend…Pop-Tone Cardstock is the perfect weight for this project because it die-cuts beautifully and bends more easily than a heavier weight cardstock!