Make a fairy jar and a glowing Fourth of July shadow jar to decorate with this summer!  This is a sponsored post with Xyron.

Summer makes me think of childhood memories like catching fireflies and Fourth of July parades.  I decided to bottle up those memories to create pretty jar decor that’s perfect day or night!

By day these pretty jars shimmer softly and just look pretty.  By night, the jars glow to reveal the shadow of a fairy! Or a parade of kids.

Here’s what you need to make fairy jars or patriotic jars:

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Choose the files you want to use from Silhouette’s library and cut them from the Silhouette Chipboard.  The chipboard is thick enough to help create the shadow effect we want to achieve, but pliable enough to curve in the jar.  I cut a silhouette of children on parade and several fairies.  I just love all the details in this parade!

Roll the chipboard piece through your Xyron Creative Station to turn them into big stickers.  Peel the chipboard off the backing carefully, especially with the detailed cuts like the parade.

Slide the chipboard into the jar with the glue facing the glass.  Stick the chipboard to the glass.  If your hand doesn’t fit in the jar, use a flat wood spoon or something similar to help stick the paper in place.

I love how cute they are parading around the jar!

Cut a piece of white tissue paper to fit around the jar.  Roll the paper through your Xyron  Creative Station to add permanent adhesive to the paper.

Very carefully remove the tissue paper from the backing and attach it to the jar.  There will be wrinkles…don’t stress about it too much as they don’t affect the shadow effect.

Time to get a little messy!

Make the paper slightly more translucent AND add a bunch of beautiful shimmer in one step.  Brush a thin application of Mod Podge glitter over the tissue paper and let it dry.  You can add more layers after it dries if you want more glitter, but I only used one application.

For the fairly jar, I hot glued moss to the lid and glued on a few tiny fabric roses.  I just love this delicate finishing touch!

Add battery operated lights to the jar.  For this one, I placed one tea light on the bottom and used sticky tack to place another tea light on the lid.

Photos really don’t do this project justice.  The shadows shine through beautifully and create such a mesmerizing effect.  These would look awesome on a table for a garden party at night.

I topped the patriotic jar with various red, white, and blue ribbons.  It’s Fourth of July in a jar!

The marching children look so darling parading in a circle!

My daughter has already claimed this fairy to use as a night light in her room.

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  1. I’m making two of these …. my friends love to tease about lighting bugs, or fireflies. I see these lovelies in their future !!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. I love these! I have a Silhouette and chipboard too! I will get the designs and make these. They are SUPER cute! Thank you for showing me how !

  3. I really must get and learn how to use a Silhouette! You post so many fun things for using it for! Plus for teaching And fun planner stickers!

  4. I am in love with the fairies jar. It is amazing what a few supplies can make! I would have snatched it up for my room too!


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