Friday, June 24, 2016

High Hopes Garden Fairies Tutorial

Hi there, Happy Friday!!
Peeking in to share a tutorial using the following High Hopes Stamps..
(These Fairies are amazing I have used them on so many projects and totally adore them!)

Okay let's get started with the tutorial :)

The lantern was inspired by a facebook post on how to make a fast and easy lantern.  There was a few more steps and a bit of troubleshooting along the way.  I think this tutorial is  a fun way to use these  super cute fairies :)

 Grab a jar from your recycling bin. I used a pickle jar, you will also need white acrylic paint and a sponge. 
 Next, prepare your images.  I used all three fairies mentioned above.  Stamped with black ink, fussy cut and them coloured entirely with a black sharpie marker to create a silhouette effect. Create a base for the faries out of cardstock . Also  punch out some butterflies, stars and grassy details from black card stock.  Set the images aside for now.
 Lightly dampen your sponge with water and apply a light coat of white acrylic paint to the inside of the jar. Let dry. 
Then  add your images, including the fairies, stars, butterflies and grass to the inside of the jar.  Use a Matt Medium to adhere the images and die cuts to the sides on the jar (from the inside). Let Dry.
Paint your cap and create two holes using a hammer and nail. (I ended up using a softer wire for the handle as the coat hanger was too tough to bend.)Also spaced the handle out a little bit wider on the cap.
Apply foil tape strips in a criss-cross pattern  to the outside of the jar for a lantern effect.  I used a black sharpie marker on the foil tape before adding it to the jar.  You could also use wire , strips of black card stock or nothing at all. Either way it will look good :)
Apply a mixture of matte medium  and fine clear glitter to the outside of the jar. Apply uneven (here and there) just for a textured look to the jar. 
I believe you could use a matte Modge Podge in place of the Ranger Matte Medium that I used for this project :)
Decorate your cap. I used faux flowers, green moss, vintage bird and deer and the super cuter :Fairies make a garden grow" sentiment. Oh and add some ribbon to the handel also!
Colour up one of the fairies and fussy cut. I added a eyelet and wire to string around the jar.  Its really only for show while the lantern is not being used. Otherwise I thought it looked unfinished without this added touch!  The fairies is on a wire which is easily removed when its time to light up at night!
I used an electronic tea light. This lantern is only intended for a battery operated tea light (not a candle and not a regular tea light, battery operated only!)
I also added some moss to the inside of the jar
Turn on and enjoy!

Check out my little video here :)

Thanks for peeking!
Our challenge this month is Anything Goes. You can find the challenge here to come play along. We can't wait to see what you create!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, tutorial and great job, love it, should try this, looks great! Hugs, L