MINI glittery fairy jar Christmas ornament

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DIY FAIRY JAR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Day 9 of DIY Christmas ornaments

If you enjoyed one of my very first ever craft tutorials that I wrote, HOW TO MAKE GLITTERY LIGHT UP FAIRY JARS, then you will love this Christmas version. It’s such a cute mini version of the large light up fairy jar and I love the winter twist that it has. With the faux glitter snow it makes me think of the winter fairy from Tinker Bell. So adorable!

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I was browsing the aisles of the Dollar Tree last year when I came across a mini plastic looking mason jar in Christmas ornament form. And I instantly knew my girls and I had to make a fairy jar for our Christmas tree.

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MINI FAIRY JAR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Here’s what you’ll need

1. CUT OUT DECAL

The first thing I did was cut my fairy decal out using my Cricut cutting machine. I used my GREEN cutting mat for this and THIS SVG CUT FILE (you can use my shareable Cricut link).

I measured how big my jar was then sized my fairy to fit. I used black Oracal 631 to cut my fairy out of. This is one difference from the larger mason jar version. In that version I used a cardstock cut out fairy but for this one I wanted to use sticky vinyl, make it a little easier.

2. APPLY THE FAIRY DECAL

I applied the fairy decal to the INSIDE of the Christmas ornament. I used contact paper as my transfer tape. The end of a pen worked well to help me position the decal before pressing it down. Once I was happy with the placement I used my fingers to work out any airy bubbles.

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Then I slowly rolled the transfer tape, contact paper, off and away from the fairy decal. Since this has some delicate lines it can rip easily so be sure when you do this step to go very slow.

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3. APPLY TISSUE PAPER

To get the frosted look I cut a piece of plain white tissue paper so that it was a little bigger than my mason jar Christmas ornament. I wanted it bigger in case I messed up I would have a little extra to work with. You want you tissue paper to be able to fully wrap around your ornament plus cover the top.

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Then I used matte finish mod podge to apply the tissue paper to the Christmas ornament. A regular artist paint brush works great for this. I covered the front of my ornament in sections with the mod podge.

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The I placed the tissue paper on top of it and carefully smoothed it out with my fingers. I did this all the way around the jar.

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Once I got to the top of the jar I cut off so there was just enough to cover it. Then I cut slits in the tissue paper so it would lay down smooth.

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I used my paint brush again to apply mod podge to glue the top pieces down. I trimmed off the excess with my scissors.

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4. ADD GLITTER

After my tissue paper was pretty much dry I applied a thin layer of the matte finish mod podge to the front of the Christmas ornament and then sprinkled it with extra fine translucent glitter. Then I let that dry.

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5. ADD WINTER EMBELLISHMENTS

To make my fairy jar more winter themed I added faux glitter snow to the flowers and moss. I glued the moss down first then glued the florals to the moss.

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I even glued the moss to the bottom piece that screws onto the Christmas mason jar. I added the faux snow here and there.

6. ADD A TEA LIGHT

I let my ornament dry then I added a tea light.

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I think it turned out SO CUTE!

If you have any questions please ask below in the comments.

Happy Crafting!

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