How to make a fairy lantern for your garden

This enchanting fairy jar is easy to make with foraged mosses and plants.

fairy lanterns in the garden

Create an enchanting garden fairy jar with foraged mosses and plants – it’s a fun and crafty way to spend an afternoon and will leave you with a magical lantern to light up your night


You Will Need

  • Glass jar and lid
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Cardboard
  • Dried moss and plants
  • Fairy silhouette
  • Flameless LED tea light

Step 1

Using a brush, paint the inside of the jar with craft glue (PVA works well).

Step 1 – brush glue in the jar

Step 2

Pour the glitter into the jar, cover the top with the lid and shake well.

Step 2. Glitter
Step 2 – Glitter

Step 3

Cut a circle out of the cardboard to fit the base of the jar. Glue moss and dried plants to the card, leaving space in the fairy garden for the candle.

Step 3 - cut the cardboard
Step 3 – cut the cardboard

Step 4

Draw a fairy silhouette on the remaining cardboard or print one from your computer. Cut it out and glue its feet to the edge of the cardboard.

Step 4 - fairy silhouette
Step 4 – fairy silhouette

Step 5

Drop the fairy garden into the jar and place a flameless LED candle among the foliage.

Step 5 - light
Step 5 – candlelight

Step 6

Stick moss to the lid and put it on the jar. Your magical fairy world is now complete.

Leave the fairy jar glowing at the bottom of the garden
Leave the fairy jar glowing at the bottom of the garden