Friday, December 04, 2015

Fairy Lantern with Tutorial

** Please read to the bottom of this post for answers to common questions. Or visit THIS PAGE**


Gina's Designs Laser Cuts has a brand new name: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and I have a brand new tutorial for you!

I was sort of hesitiant about using this as a design team project because it's so easy and requires just a few simple supplies... but it's soooo stinkin' cute!

Fairy Lanterns with Tutorial - Nichola Battilana

Fairy lanterns! Now, anyone who has experience with real fairies knows that it is not a good idea to stuff them into jars. They will pinch and nip and basically make your life unpleasant if you treat them rudely. These jars are a fairy friendly alternative. Perfectly dreamy as a little nightlight, or magical accent.

Fairy Lanterns with Tutorial - Nichola Battilana

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts carries the Garden Fairy cutouts in three different sizes so you can create a variety of lanterns in an assortment of jars. And if fairies aren't your thing... well, there's always baby dragons from the Dragons Shape Setfloral elements, or whatever suits your fancy!

Fairy Lanterns with Tutorial - Nichola Battilana

The tutorial can be found HERE on my YouTube channel (and below), but here are a few tips:

• Sticking the figures directly on the glass (generally) yields better, more detailed results
• Use two or three battery powered tea lights. More light = stronger silhouette effect.
• Take care how many layers of paper you use, how much overlap there is. (A little is ok.)
• Use thinner school glue for the paper and thicker tacky glue for the glitter
• DO NOT use real candles inside


Finally, the supply list:
Gypsy Soul Garden Fairy cutouts
• Glass jam jars with lids
• Thin tissue paper
• White school glue
• Quality white glue
• Clear glitter
• Twine
• Floral embellishments (THESE sugared blooms from Petaloo are gorgeous)
• Battery powered tealights or led string lights

NOTE: Please DO make for friends, as gifts, as a group project but remember that making them commercially (including teaching as a paid class) is not permitted.

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EDIT: to answer a few questions

1. The cutouts are available here: Gypsy Soul Garden Fairy cutouts
2. YES she does ship internationally. International customers might want to try placing an order via Alpha Stamps HERE. I also have a few listed in my etsy shop HERE.
3. The size you buy would depend on the size of the jar you are using. If using a pint sized canning jar small or medium is probably a safe bet.
4. "Can I use/do/change x,y,z ?" Give it a try! Experimenting is part of the fun of making.
5. DO NOT use real candles. Safety first!
6. NO, selling replicas of this project is NOT permitted. Seriously, just be inspired, add your own style and vision, and create your own version of a fairy lantern.  If you are selling handmade you should be selling YOUR ideas and style, not mine. Think of it this way, you wouldn't copy a book word for word... don't carbon copy this project. For fun? Make as many as you like. For profit? Make your own version.

Note: I am not the owner of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts or Alpha Stamps. They send me products, I use them in my work, that is all. If you have a question about ordering products, please direct them to the company you are ordering from.

198 comments:

  1. You are so creative. I just have to try this. Thank you.

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  2. Fantastic idea! So dreamy...would be great in a child's room by their bed.

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  3. Too stinkin cute is right!! Love these Nichola!! Thanks so much for the tut! xx

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  4. I keep telling my 5 year old great niece that faries are real and she swears they are 'just betend'. I'll have to make one of these for her. Ahhh youth!
    Great project! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Terry your art is awesome, if you would not mind, I ask this because you mentioned your daughter, I recently lost a family member who was very ill for a long time..one of her worries is that her 6 year old son will forget her, they were building a Fairy Garden together, do you think a little boy would find this comforting,
      thank you for your time.

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    2. Possibly a fairy or larger fairy garden; any little boy would love. Or if you have the ability; a silouette of his Mother{or a woman holding a fairy in her hand} made from a favorite photo enlargement.

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    3. My 6 yr old grand-daughter is a believer like her Gramma! Her Dad (my son) is NOT. He tried to tell me when he was about 12 they didn't exist - I told him to believe what he wished; leave MY beliefs alone!

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    4. Oh my Sarah Schuler, what a beautiful idea, just beautiful.

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  5. Too beautiful, Nichola! Thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas (and thumbs up on your HP shirt).

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  6. I love this. I save the glass jars from candles that I have finished burning. They are easy to clean and are so plain - no stamped words or textures. They would work well for a project like this. What a wonderful gift for a young girl's birthday or favors for a birthday party. Thank you for sharing this.

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  7. I've been looking for an idea to use the small Mason jars. Fun!

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  8. know are candles but not too warm Has Danger of Catching Fire?
    sei que São velas mas Não Tem Perigo de esquentar demais Pegar fogo ?

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  9. know are candles but not too warm Has Danger of Catching Fire?
    sei que São velas mas Não Tem Perigo de esquentar demais Pegar fogo ?

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    1. If you use battery powered ones, or LED lights they should be fine. DO NOT use flame candles for this project.

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  10. sei que são velas mas não tem perigo de esquentar demais pegar fogo??

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  11. What size of Fairy Cutouts did you use? Small, Medium, or Large?? Thanks!

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    1. The top image with the three jars has all three sizes. From left to right: medium, large, small. Some of the large ones are pretty big (taking wings into consideration) but would look great in big pickle jars. Most of the samples at the end are medium. If you're using baby food jars I would opt for the small. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thank you for your quick reply! I am adding your beautiful idea to a class on Wildflowers I am teaching at our homeschool co-op, we can have a whimsical day, look at Flower Fairie books and use flowers we have studied to embellish the lids. I think the girls will love them! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    3. The children made their jars today and LOVE them! All girls between 9-13 years old. My 12 year old daughter now wants to make them for her birthday party, even though she made one in class, she loved doing it so much. Thank you again for such lovely inspiration!

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  12. Would mod podge work for the tissue paper?
    -Amanda

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    1. It probably would. I'm more comfortable with glue. Sometime Mod Podge doesn't quite sit right for me... but give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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    2. Have you tried the mod podge? I was going to than resorted to plain Elmer's glue so not to block out my fairies' images.

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  13. Where do you purchase the clear glitter??

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    1. I usually buy mine from a small local craft shop, but you can find it at Michael's. It will look white in the bottle but it is made up of clear pieces. If you can't find any, just experiment with what is available to you.

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    2. Couldn't you use the clear glittery nail Polish?

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    3. I use glitter polish in projects all the time. I love how it looks.

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  14. Can't find the fairies in the UK can anyone help? Thanks

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    2. Alpha Stamps is now selling the cut outs and can send internationally.

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    3. I cut my own from craft foam

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  15. Can't find the fairies in the UK can anyone help? Thanks

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    1. Do you have someone in the USA that could buy them and mail them to you?

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    2. I went into Google and brought up printable fairy silhouettes...I printed them and cut them out on heavy paper ..works like a charm ..

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    1. It tells you in the blog post. Even has a hyperlink.

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    2. http://goo.gl/O1aJOo If you aren't in the US just send them a message and they'll be happy to ship internationally.

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  17. I absolutely love this. I think I'm going to use this idea for my centerpieces for my backyard wedding reception this summer. I love fairies!

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  18. I assume that the tealights are loose inside the jar and removable to turn on? I didn't see the addition of the tealights.

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    1. Yes. Just tuck in a tea light (or two) or a string of battery powered led lights.

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    2. Hi, another question on this as I am planning on making them today. DO you just drop the tea lights into the jar with them turned on? What if they land flame down, is that fine and will it have the same effect, or do you keep turning the jar till it lands upright?

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  19. How would you ever know if someone is selling them? Someone could sell something similar and call them something else,what's wrong with that?

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    1. It's a request from one maker to others to respect the spirit in which the project is shared. I am absolutely 100% fine and dandy with people making and giving these as gifts or for fun. I also fully support people who are inspired to create their own new and improved version of this project with their own added flair. I am not ok with outright copying for profit. How would I know? Chances are I won't, but that won't stop karma from doing her thing.

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  20. I absolutely love these -These have really captured my imagination - a lovely idea and so sweet and pretty. Thanks for sharing these with us.
    An adapted form is going in my outside fairy garden corner and some in my inside fairy corner. Grandchildren will love them.

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    1. Sounds lovely! Have fun and send me a pic when your magic is in place :)

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  21. it is possible to find the fairies in other shops?

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    1. I've linked to my source but I'm sure with a bit of searching you could find an alternative.

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  22. I absolutely love these but am wondering how hard it is to get to the tealights each time to turn them on. Also can't find the fairies in Australia. Any ideas please?

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    1. The tealights are not glued into place. Just tip them out of the jar, flick them on, and pop them back in. Easy peasy! Also, you CAN order them internationally from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts just shoot her a message for international shipping (don't worry, she's very nice) http://www.gslcuts.com/Store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=fairies&x=0&y=0

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    2. Jeansblog ~ There are some great options for tea lights with remote controls and even timers to turn the lights off to save on battery life. Here's my favorite (a taller version of the tea light) - flameless wax votives: http://www.fruxhomeandyard.com/products/flameless-wax-votive-candles-9-piece-set-with-remote-control-color-changing-and-our-exclusive-bonus-laser-cut-decorative-wraps

      In fact you can even change the color of the light/candle to go with a themed fairy or other shaped lantern. These are so darn cute I can't wait to make them with my daughters!!

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    3. Thank you! I'll take a look. Sounds great.

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    4. If you know a scrapper with a ça me, an eclipse or any kind off cutting machine (plotter if I am not wrong ) you can have them cut the fairies for you. :)

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  23. Thank you for sharing this project! I am making these for my friends Neverland themed baby shower. Quick question...do I apply the glue to the outside of the tissue paper as well? I just ordered the laser cut fairies and I can't wait to make these!

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    1. I did. I think it sort of evens things out (but it does make the tissue more tearable). I would definitely experiment and see what works for you.

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    2. If you are going to glitter, you have to glue the outside of the tissue also, correct?

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    3. Yes, that's what I saw in the video so the glitter sticks to the outside of the jar.

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  24. A truly charming project and professional tutorial production. Thank you! A grand way to start the week.

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    1. Thanks for that! Editing drives me bonkers so that's nice to hear :)

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  25. Some have more of a yellow tint. Is that because of the color of the tea light? Also in the demonstration video and final product did you use just one layer of tissue paper?

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    1. Yes, the colour of your tea lights will affect the hue of your jar. And yes, there is only one layer of tissue on the jars.

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    1. I'd use cheap glue for the paper to be honest. I love tacky glue. It is my go-to stuff for gluing just about everything, but in this case I think it might be a little thick for the tissue and cause some tearing. That said, I absolutely encourage you to experiment and see what works for you.

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  27. What type of paper should I use for the fairy cutouts please ? Love these

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    1. I used card cutouts from GSLCuts.com http://www.gslcuts.com/Store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=fairies&x=0&y=0

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  28. CUTE! What size fairies did you use? Not sure which to order! Thanks!

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    1. The first photo uses, from left to right, medium, large, small. It largely depends on the size jar you are using. If a regular pint sized canning jar I'd recommend medium.

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  29. My friend runs a program that helps our local cats. She sets up a fundraising craft and bake sale table each month. Can I have your permission to make a few of these (less than 10) for her to sell for the fundraising?
    I can add tags with references/crediting if you'd like

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  30. LoL my boyfriends name is showing as the post, but it's not him, mine is Amy Guthro.

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  31. LoL my boyfriends name is showing as the post, but it's not him, mine is Amy Guthro.

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  32. I hope you don't mind that I posted your video on my blog. what a lovely idea with the Mason Jars and fairy silhouettes. I hope I gave you the correct credit for the project. thank you so much for the tutorial.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I appreciate that :)

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  33. does anyone know where you can buy the fairy cut outs

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  34. I don't think fairies ate biblical . But a guardian abel would be fascinating and comforting

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    1. Some people might like to do a cross..

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    2. Some people might like to do a cross..

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  35. Is there any cutouts that are free...say on Pinterest...that would work. My daughter wants to do this NOW. LOL...but we don't have cutouts. LOVE THIS!

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  36. So if I make these,I can't sell to friends ,if they ask?

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  37. Is it possible to send to new Zealand 😯

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  38. this is so Gorgeous for big and little people alike .... just Beautiful, thanks for sharing....

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  39. I sent an email to know the shipping costs for Italy but they did not respond :(

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    1. She has been inundated with orders over the past few days. I'm sure she will get to you as soon as she can :) If not, give her another nudge.

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    2. Oh, I understand, ok thank you ^_^

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    3. I'm so sad :(
      "Due to extremely high volume, we are currently unable to ship outside the United States. We apologize for the inconvenience.
      Thank you,
      Gina
      Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts"

      I hope to find the fairies elsewhere or that she can send in Italy soon.

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    4. check your craft stores. I found tinkerbell 3D stickers almost in the same pose and it looks great. Any fairy figurines may work as well

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  40. Hello there! My niece and I made one of your fairy jars, and it turned out pretty neat. In fact, they are just beautiful.

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    1. I'm so glad! I hope you had fun too.

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  41. I couldn't find fairy silhouettes either, so I bought some fabric with fairies on it. I glued them to think card board and cut them out. The wings I did with an Xacto knife which gave them that delicate look. It worked really well. I put a post of what we made on my art blog. :D Thank you again for sharing this fabulous idea!!!

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    1. http://www.gslcuts.com/Store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=fairies&x=0&y=0

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  42. I love your website! I've also put a link on my page so people can refer to the tutorial you put up. Thanks again!

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    1. I appreciate that :) I checked out your jar and it looks adorable. Well done!

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  43. will be taking your idea and using it for the mermaids on the same site....wish me luck

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  44. So cute...just ordered the cut outs! Can't wait to make mine!

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  45. I posted this comment already but I don't see it posted so here goes...... I would love to make these as party favors for my daughter's baby shower but not sure of an appropriate theme that will go along with a baby shower. Anyone have thoughts or ideas to help me?? Food, decorations, etc. to go along with the fairy lanterns? Thank you so much!

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    1. Never land theme would work well. Pirates, a ship, mermaids, and a large crocodile (bonus is you make it tick), and some shadow cut outs of your daughter and her partner maybe for decorating.
      Foods: you could put out anything for finger foods with a few decorations scattered through them or serve them on plates with maps or fairies on them.
      Original Peter Pan cartoon sound track playing in the background.
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      Just fairies in general.
      Mushrooms and mushroom circles as decorations. giant leaves or wildlife pictures on the walls
      foods - serve on plates that look like saucers. Breads, honey, milk/cream... so a nice honey cornbread would be nice, or sticky buns, fruit and whipped cream/a white fruit dip, etc,
      wings as favors or accessories for those who want to wear them. If you just have paper wings that are pinned on you can do a game - anyone who says the word baby looses a wing to the one who catches them. Most wings at the end of the party wins a prize. Or do mushrooms and anyone who can make a fairy circle wins.. wings on baby on a tummy pose and picture in a signable frame would be a beautiful guest book and gift for mom

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  46. Hello,

    I am making these as a decoration for my friends baby shower. The theme for the shower is "Neverland". The fairies look very close to a Tinkerbell and fits perfect with the theme!

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    1. What fun! Be sure to send me pictures, I'd love to see them :)

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  47. How long do the glow stick ones last

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    1. No idea. These ones have battery powered tea lights inside.

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    2. It would depend on the glow sticks used. Assuming you don't cut them open they will last the time on the package. Standard glows ticks last 4-6 hours for the 4inch ones. Earrings are about 2-3 hours give off more specific lights but are a lot dimmer.
      Cutting them open gives a splattered glowing effect but only lasts about 20 min once exposed to the air.

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  48. I think I'm going to try this with a hanging type light bulb.

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    1. Please be very careful when placing anything near something that generates heat. Lightbulbs can get very hot and placing something flammable near them may be dangerous.

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  49. When applying the tissue paper, are you covering the outside of the tissue paper with school glue also? Or just smoothing it out with a clean brush?

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  50. One suggestion. Since glitter tends to flake off, use a glossy dimensional adhesive on top of the glitter once the glue has dried. Make sure it's glossy- matte finish adhesives will dull the glitter, but a glossy one will retain the shimmer.
    Alternately, use glitter glue. As for lights, glow stick materials can be toxic, so cutting them open is NOT recommended.

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  53. Nichola, i hope this is ok to put here for the international followers like me who couldnt find the cut-outs. I found this page and have ordered a few fairies. I hope they work the same. https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/hilemanhouse

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  54. What a great idea! It doesn't have to be fairy's. You can use anything. You can even make your own disign with foil on the inside.

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  55. These are beautiful. I would like to try my hand at it.

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  56. These are beautiful. I would like to try my hand at it.

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  57. What's everyone's thoughts on making these with coloured jars? A solid colour not too dark like maybe yellow or green? Do you think they would have the same effect?

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  58. I like that you don't want anyone to copy and sell, but do you honestly think you're the first person to make a fairy jar? This kind of stuff has been around for ages.

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    1. Yes, this sort of thing has has been around for ages, literally hundreds and hundreds of years. In my etsy shop I even encourage buyers to search out other etsy artisans who make their own unique lanterns. What I'm saying is don't replicate this project for profit, make your own version.

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  59. HI Nicola, i hope you get this and i will join your blog, i think this would be a great way to use up my large yankee candle jars, is it clear glue for the fairly and regular white glue for the tissue paper, I will try and order some of the fairies, are they just regular fairies on cardboard.

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    1. I would play around with the type of glue you use for putting the fairy in place and see what works for you. For the tissue just some sort of runny white glue, like school glue, works well. Yes, these fairies were cut from cardboard.

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  60. Just a pop-by to say Hi! Your fairy jars has gone viral! Congrats! And FYI I'd have to scroll scroll scroll to the bottom to leave this comment!

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  61. Just a pop-by to say Hi! Your fairy jars has gone viral! Congrats! And FYI I'd have to scroll scroll scroll to the bottom to leave this comment!

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  62. Think these fairy jars are so fabulous, am just in the process of making one at the moment for the first time and have found that using a white glue makes the effect look too thick so am going to try a clear glue next. Just a little hint. Thank you for your lovely ideas xx

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  63. Solo se decir que bellas manualidades y un gran corazon para compartir tan bellas ideas

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  64. Do you think colored tissue paper will work? Like like t violet or pink?

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  65. Hi I want to make projects like this this to sell. As you have mentioned in your post that I am not allowed to sell this particular project where do I find similar projects like this and if I were to sell this one what would do want me to change?

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  66. made one of these with my granddaughter 2 weeks ago, using a large mason jar, and yellow tissue paper ( we didn't have any white on hand) I went to AC moore and bought Tinker bell fairy 3d stickers. It looks adorable. I am going to make another one with a clear jar (no raised lettering as a mason jar has) and use white tissue paper this time. I did order the laser fairies and they are adorable. Can't wait to order them. I got medium and large, the large are very large so I would go with the mediums for the quart size mason jar.

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  67. I am not very creative or artsy. In fact, when it comes to arts & crafts I just plain stick at it :( Is there anywhere to purchase these? I mean even if I had to provide my own light it would allow me to enjoy this AMAZING product without somehow ruining it by doing it myself.

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  68. I've just carried out a review on my blog for this, hope you're ok with that:) let me know:) http://www.myrealfairy.com

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  69. So cute! This would be a great gift for my best friend. We both LOVE Fairies! Thank you for sharing and the tutorial. :o)

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  70. So cute! This would be a great gift for my best friend. We both LOVE Fairies! Thank you for sharing and the tutorial. :o)

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  71. Absolutely beautiful!
    Making one for my daughter this week. She wants to redo her room to be a fairy room, and I know this will be a huge hit.

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  72. You have • White school glue and
    • Quality white glue
    Are these different? Can use just use Elmers school glue for both?

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    1. I prefer to use a better quality glue to adhere the glitter. It helps it to stick in place and stay put.

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  73. lovely....... love your choice of finishing too.. I have seen them elsewhere .. so was your call to not make them to sell based on the actual cutouts ? cuz I've seen the same concept done in many different ways.

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    1. I know full well that I'm not the first to come up with the concept of a fairy lantern or shadow work. Honestly, there are 100's of years of inspiration to draw upon and there is absolutely no reason to replicate this exact project for profit. Be inspired, make your own version. If you are selling creative work it should look like YOURS not a copy of someone elses pieces.

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  74. I've made a number of these now but am not happy with the way they look when they're not "on". I've tried three different clear glues, gradually using less each time but they still end up looking streaky with quite obvious white streaks even when i'm careful to spread the glue evenly. Any advice or is this the way the all come out? Thanks in advance for any input.

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    1. I know it sounds counter-intuitive but you might want to try using more glue. I use a boatload and when dry there are no streaks. You might also try thinning the glue with a bit of water. The glue I use is very inexpensive school quality glue which is quite thin. Good luck!

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    2. Thanks Nichola. As they say practice makes perfect and i want them to look as good during the day as when they are lit up at night!

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    3. Just one more thought. You might try changing the paper too. Try picking up a different brand of tissue to see if that helps.

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  75. Hi Nichola,

    What size fairy cutout was used for this project?
    Thank you.

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    1. It really depends on the size of the jar used. In the top picture all three sizes are used. From left to right: Medium, large, small.

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  76. I soooo deeply love this idea.. Im just preparing my balcony for spring and this is a must have decoration part!! Thanks for sharing <3

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  77. Do you use the small, medium or large fairys? :-D

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  78. What type of instant glue did you use exactly? I tried gorilla glue but, it caused the glass to turn white when it dried and left a haze around the cutouts.

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  79. What type of instant glue did you use exactly? I tried gorilla glue but, it caused the glass to turn white when it dried and left a haze around the cutouts.

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  80. Hello,
    I am newbie in your site. I am so in love with your project that I will try to make few for my daughter room and few as present for my friend who also have a baby girl.
    I know, i read your post and I open the link of the flowers but don't see how to buy them? any idea, tip or help? Thank you!!!!

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    1. Hi Michelle! You can find all sorts of Petaloo flowers here: http://www.scrapbook.com/store/products/?w=petaloo Thanks for the kind words and good luck :)

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  81. would a solar light be bright enough? (like the ones that are on the stakes you can put outside to illuminate your sidewalk)

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    1. Give it a try, but I don't think so. They look best if the light is quite bright. Also, if you keep the solar light inside, it may not get enough light to charge.

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  82. I did this project and used a string of moon lights 3.5 feet long. Made a hole in the lid to thread the lights in so battery pack and on off switch is outside of jar. Beautiful can't wait to do more with my granddaughters. Thank you

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  83. I made these with a girl I'm mentoring and she loved it! then I brought mine home and my family begged me to make them some as gifts, excellent idea thank you!!! for anyone looking for a version that requires less purchases, you can find tons of fairy silhouettes online that work just as well (make sure to glue with the black facing out) and if you have coloured tissue paper from Easter or something as long as its light it doesnt have to be white, in fact for kids the colours might even be cooler, i used light blue for one and purple for another and it looks beautiful

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  84. Can you use frosting spray on the jars? What affect does the glue/tissue paper give the jars that the frosting spray doesn't

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    1. You can use frosting spray, the effect is similar. There are a few reasons for using one vs the other. Tissue paper is MUCH less expensive and more widely available than frosting spray. The paper technique is less toxic and makes for a much more 'child friendly' project. I've done it both ways and although the spray can give a neater finish, papering provides better coverage (more opacity than the spray).

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  85. Hello,
    I´m looking for a shop in germany with these cutouts. Can anybody help me?

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  86. Where did you get and what the three sizes of the jars that you used?

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    1. The large jar pictured above is a large quart sized jar. Standard pint sized jars work perfectly. You can buy them where ever canning supplies are sold. Our grocery store sells them during canning season.

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  87. What instant glue did you use to adhere the fairy to the glass? Mine won't stick!!!

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    1. I recommend experimenting until you find what works for you. I know that may not seem terribly helpful, but people swear by certain adhesives that work for them, and they never work for me. Keep at it! You'll find something.

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  88. Does the tissue paper have to be white? Could it be another color as long as the paper is thin?

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    1. Experiment! Give it a try. I'm sure as long as it is thin tissue you'll have a similar effect.

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  89. Also do you have to use wood cut outs, can you print out a Silhouette and use that? Thank you.

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    1. The cutouts I used are not wood, they are thick card. You're just looking to block the light creating a shadowed effect.

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  90. What size is the smaller canning jar? 8 oz?

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  91. hi am looking for thelazercut fairys does gypsy laercuts sent to nz

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    1. Try AlphaStamps.com

      https://secure.alphastamps.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Chipboard+Fairies+Set&osCsid=ff461fd3d743d7c9e93c1a9d4aa4646e&x=0&y=0

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  92. hi am looking for thr fairys but carnt find them anywere help

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    1. Try AlphaStamps.com

      https://secure.alphastamps.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Chipboard+Fairies+Set&osCsid=ff461fd3d743d7c9e93c1a9d4aa4646e&x=0&y=0

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  93. Nichola, I just read through the comments. You, my dear, are the world's most patient person. ;-) I just want to thank you for sharing this wonderful, magical project with the public. In fact, I adore your website and can't wait to try everything! Wishing you a shower of good karma.

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    1. lol Thanks! My husband would probably disagree with the level of my patience ;) I hope you have a lot of fun making! Thank you for the kind words.

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  94. I have watched the video so many times this week, I just had to order my cutouts! Can't wait for them to get here to get my fairy jars started! Thank you so much for this awesome idea!

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  95. i've seen these at craft fairs for sale, do you own the copyright? i make outdoor lanterns with different mediums and thought i would add fairy lanterns and halloween lanterns but don't want to infringe on any copyright

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    1. Outdoor, different materials... you're good.

      I'm not the only person who makes fairy lanterns and the idea isn't new. I don't mind if people replicate these as gifts, but I do not allow outright copying of my work for profit/commercial use. I use the analogy of a book. There are loads of books and some tell similar stories, but copying word for word is wrong. If you're selling work it should look like YOU made it, not someone else.

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  96. want to add that i accent my lanterns with hammered and flame painted copper accents

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  97. Looking for CLEAR GLITTER ~ all I can find is Crystal. Is there much difference?

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    1. I'm sure that would be fine. Give it a try!

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  98. I came across this page looking for ideas for a fairy garden for my 3 year old. This was so cute I had to make one for her.

    You can find everything at the dollar store. I bought a craft knife, Tissue paper, battery powered tea light.

    Use new tissue paper. The less wrinkly it is the better. I tried 3 times with paper that was from a gift bag it didn't work. So I bought some from the dollat store.But if you do mess up you can put the lid on the jar tight and wash it with hot soapy water and try again.

    I didn't want to wait for the fairy cut outs by mail so I just found some fairies online and carefuly cut them out with a craft knife. It looks the same.

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  99. thanx for your reply. I love your fairy lights. your work is beautiul

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  100. Would acrylic matte medium work like school glue? Or would I need to thin it out? I'm trying to find something waterproof

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    1. Honestly, I'd spend the $1 and get the cheap school glue. Based on feedback from others, the better quality/thicker adhesive may leave a sort of streaky finish. Then maybe apply a top coat to seal it. Experiment and let me know how it goes.

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  101. My daughter (6) and I just made a trial version as she is having a craft party at home for her birthday. We thought it would be a wonderful idea for the girls to make their own fairy in a jar. Thanks for a great tutorial, with only a little guidance she did a pretty good job all my herself. It looks absolutely adorable, can see her making a few for a collection!

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    1. I'm so glad. Tell her I said 'happy birthday!' and to keep crafting!

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  102. I'm trying to do this, but I'm using vinyl instead of the cutouts. But at daytime, they are showing. And on your lanterns, they don't :( Am I using too thin tissue paper?
    Living in Norway, so perhaps my kind of tissue paper and yours are not the same thicknes.. Any suggestions?
    Made one yesterday with Glossy Mod Pogde and a really thin layer of white glitter, but still not happy with the showing of the fairy in daytime.
    Maybe try a different color on the vinyl than black..

    The lanterns you have made are gorgeous, by the way :D

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    1. I can see the cut outs faintly on mine when there is no light. I've tried a few things to totally hide them, but if the jars are too thickly covered then that hinders the shadow effect. If you figure out a brilliant solution, be sure to let me know your secret ;)

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  103. If I were to make some for our class reunion (50 yrs) & use our school colors, logo & initials do I need permission? Also thought about then giving them away as class gifts, you know, farthest traveled, most grandkids, etc. Any problem?

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    1. Nope! Go right ahead and make to your hearts content.

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  104. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing project! I just finished making 15 for my wedding centrepieces for this summer. The glitter that I thought was clear actually has a pinky tinge.. still really pretty. What is the benefit of using a thicker glue for the glitter? I just used the same white school glue, I didn't realize I was supposed to use a thicker one.. oops.. I absolutely love them!!

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    1. Thicker glue will help the glitter stay in place better and longer, but as long as you don't mind a little trail of pixie dust, don't worry about it.

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