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Handmade LED Fairy Jars























Hey everyone, I hope you are well :) I was thinking of ideas for christmas the other day when this idea popped in my brain. You must all know how much I love LED lighting from my older projects but as time passes they get even better! Smaller and much easier to make with :)

I saw a plain set of jars in a store for a reasonable price so I thought I would try to make my own LED fairy jars to give as presents for christmas!

I bought some LED fairy lights on wire with a small watch battery online and thought I would pair them if I could work out how to decorate the glass.

Anyway after considering it for a while I remembered my stash of Adirondack inks I have and rarely use. They are fantastic because they 'stick' to all kinds of surfaces-one of which is glass!





















I loaded the felt with the chosen colours and repeatedly stamped over the glass until I was happy with the colouring. When the inks were dry I then got out my Sparkle Mod Podge and gave the jar two coats of sparkly varnish. You cant see the sparkly finish well in photos but when you are next to the glass the glitter shines giving an added dimension to the jar. Then lastly I placed the LED fairy lights inside and 'Tada!'






















I tried to make it look pretty even in the day time when you wouldn't have the lights illuminating the glass.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: All that Glitters

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :)

Comments

  1. Really cute idea. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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  2. Love your Fairy jar! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    TTCRD DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  3. Loving the colours and such a brilliant idea. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting from the Heart. Good Luck.

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  4. beautiful project! Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  5. Wow...love this...thanks for inspiring me. I have to pull out some of my Adirondak inks too. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our ATG challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, CYP DT

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  6. This is a fabulous project!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

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  7. This is lovely, will have to make something similar.

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  8. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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