How to Make Fairy Lights from Recycled Jars

Fairy Lights from Recycled Jars

We made some magical fairy lights with glass and plastic jars which are this month’s Project Recycle material!  These are not only colourful but easy for Peakles to make as well.  They are ideal for decorating the patio or for putting on her bedroom shelf as a nightlight.





Materials Needed

clean glass/plastic jars    battery operated LED lights  glitter   PVA glue

coloured cellophane   black card   scissors   glass markers

How to Make It

Peakles took one of the jars and added some glue to the outside.  She then sprinkled some glitter onto some areas and some coloured cellophane to other areas.  Once it was dry she added some details with the glass markers.  Next, we cut out some tiny fairy wings from the black card and stuck these onto the outside of the jar before adding other details to the jar as well.

Finally, Peakles put the battery operated LED lights into the jars and then switched them on.  She loved how the glitter shimmered and sparkled.  Peakles also liked the different colours that were projected onto the walls and was delighted to see some of the fairy wings casting shadows as well.

2016 Project Recycle and Create Main Image

More Project: Recycle and Create Ideas – material

We are joining in with a group of global bloggers, each one has come up with a different way of recycling and creating with common household materials.  To find out more click on the links below!

DIY Snowglobe by Kidz Activities(not shown)
Recycled Plastic Pendant by Our Whimsical Days
Calm Down Sensory Bottle by Sugar Aunts
Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift by Crafty Mama in ME
Chalkboard Lid Jars by Play and Learn Every Day
Photo Jar Luminaries by Mum in the Madhouse
Sea Glass Suncatcher by The Gingerbread House
Edible Sand Jars by Playdough & Popsicles
Washi Tape Photo Jars by Teach me Mommy

Project: Recycle and Create Next Month is ….. BUTTONS

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