Aleene's® Fairy Garden in a Jar
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Aleene's® Fairy Garden in a Jar

A fun project for the fairy lover! Tuck a small fairy and moss inside a glass jar to create a mini fairy garden complete with flying butterfly.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Aleene's® Thick Designer Tacky Glue
  • Aleene's® Tacky Double Stick Sheet
  • Fairy, Small
  • Cardboard, Thin (Such as a Cereal Box)
  • Sheet Moss
  • Scrapbook Paper – Green Print and Print of Choice
  • Scissors
  • Silk Flowers, Small
  • Paper Butterfly, Small
  • Embellishments – Plastic Dove or Design of Choice
  • Toothpick
  • Monofilament, Fine
  • Tape – Clear
  • Straight Pin

Project Instructions

Step 1 Use lid from jar to mark circle pattern on cardboard and Aleene's® Tacky Double Stick Sheet. Cut along pattern line. Remove paper backing and adhere sheet to cardboard. Remove paper backing to expose adhesive.

Step 2 Place scrapbook paper over adhesive.

Step 3 Cut paper to match cardboard.

Step 4 Apply Aleene's® Super Thick Tacky Glue with toothpick over center area of cardboard circle.

Step 5 Glue down moss and fairy to cardboard circle.

Step 6 Glue flowers and leaves into moss. Let dry for approximately ½ hour.

Step 7 Gently place entire piece into jar.

Step 8 Repeat gluing process with Aleene's® Tacky Double Stick Sheet to make second scrapbook paper covered cardboard for lid of jar.

Step 9 Using lid as pattern, cut one circle of decorative double-sided cardstock. Tape clear monofilament line to back of butterfly.

Step 10 Punch small hole in cardstock. Insert monofilament line through hole, and adjust length of line so that butterfly hangs inside jar without touching sides. Tape monofilament in place on cardstock. Cut away excess monofilament.

Step 11 Apply Aleene's® Thick Designer Tacky Glue to rim of jar. Place cardstock circle over opening (letting embellishments dangle inside). Let dry for a few minutes. Screw lid onto jar.

Step 12 If desired, cut a strip of scrapbook paper and glue around outside rim of lid.

Step 13 Cut leaf shape from scrapbook cardstock. Fringe edges with scissors. Score and bend slightly down center vein of leaf. Glue to outside bottom edge of jar.

Step 14 Decorate top of jar lid with additional leaves and flowers and glue decorative bird in place.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Heidi Borchers courtesy of cool2craft.