Two of my favorite things to do are craft with mason jars and make fairy gardens! These Mason Jar Fairy Houses are the perfect combination for both!
A few weeks ago I showed you how to make fairy houses from the tiny little Oui Yoplait yogurt pots. Now we’re going to make fairy houses from mason jars. You can do this with the regular (pint size) mason jars as well as 12 oz and 8 oz (jelly size) mason jars.
These mason jar crafts are the perfect kids crafts to do with older tweens and teens. When finished, they have an adorable little fairy or gnome house to take home!
You can use these for centerpieces for a fairy birthday party or make witch houses for a Halloween party. Or, make a single fairy house as a night light for a kid. This post contains affiliate links.
How to Make a Light Up Fairy House Mason Jars
- pint size mason jars OR 8 oz or 12 oz jelly jars
- 2 felt sheets (11.7 x 8.3 inches)
- 1 sheet of card stock
- flickering LED lights
- embellishments – stickers, trims, ribbons, moss
- glue gun
- Sharpie marker
- Mason Jar Fairy Houses – Pattern Pieces
Cut out the pattern pieces. Use one felt sheet to cut out the roof. Use the second felt sheet to cut out the rectangle house piece in the follow measurements:
- 8 oz jelly jar – 2.5 inches x 9 inches
- 12 oz jelly jar – 4.5 inches x 9 inches
- regular pint size mason jar – 4.5 inches x 11 inches
In the very middle of the house piece, cut out a doorway. If you want to be a little adventurous cut out windows on either side of the doorway. I make one a little higher up than the other, as if the fairy house had stairs.
Use a Sharpie to go around the edges of the doorway and windows. (You don’t have to do this, but it looks really cool when it’s lit up.)
Make the Mason Jar Fairy Houses
Hot glue the piece of house felt to the jar all the way around the jar.
You can leave the house pretty sparse, or you can add embellishments. I added stickers of ivy which I hot glued. I used Jolee’s brand dimensional stickers. They have all kinds from mushrooms to flowers.
You can also buy a bag of moss and hot glue small pieces around your fairy house to look rustic.
Once your house is ready, set it aside and let’s work on the roof.
Make the Fairy House Mason Jar Roof
Each of these jars use the exact same jar lids, so the lid piece will fit all these sizes. Once you’ve cut the roof piece out, make a glue line about 1 inch above the bottom edge. Then, roll it around the ring lid as you glue.
Carefully glue the seam closed. Before hot gluing the very top of the roof, add a dollop of hot glue and fold the point down inside the roof. Then, hot glue the top of the roof closed together.
Embellish the roof with stickers or ribbons or trim, if desired. I hot glued a dimensional sticker around my roof.
To put the roof on, just place it on top. It should fit fairly snug over the lip of the yogurt pot. I do not glue it down, so I can easily remove it and turn the flickering lights on and off.
Light Up the Fairy House
These LED lights are my favorite because they flicker. I think the flickering is part of what makes these fairy houses so fun. It looks like a hearth fire or maybe the fluttering of wings in the lights of the house.
Just drop an LED light into the jar and then screw the roof on top. It’s easy to turn off and on because you can just easily take the roof off and turn the light off.
Turn those Fairy Houses into Haunted Houses!
If you love this craft, stay tuned! In the next few days I’m going to show you how to turn your fairy houses into haunted witch and monster houses for totally fun Halloween decor for the mantle or even centerpieces for your Halloween party. You will not believe how cool these are!
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