Tuesday, May 10, 2016

How to Create a Holographic Lighted Fairy Jar

The fairy is magical in this cute project. What gives her the twinkle? It's a holographic sheet (curled up inside the jar) that causes the lights to look like stars when they are behind it. The firefly lights give it the magic! The jar was sprayed with Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint. Adorable!

The self-adhesive vinyl is so easy to apply! Just peel and stick to the jar.

The 30 Tiny Bulb Set of Firefly Lights is a must for this project! It has a 7' total length wire and is battery operated, so adding it to the jar is easy. You can use the timer for an on/off feature. It would be 6 hours on, and 18 hours off.

To create the oval shape opening on the front of the jar we cut out an oval shape out of our self-adhesive vinyl. We adhered it to the vase. Then we spray painted the outside of the jar. When it's dry, peel off the vinyl to reveal the clear opening.

We used the Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint to cover the glass jar. It provides a sophisticated, beach-inspired look with soothing coastal colors. It's semi-translucent, and has a frosted finish. The smooth and powdery finish resembles glass tumbled smooth by waves.

The Holographic Paper measures 6" x 6". There's 1 sheet per package. This specialty paper changes colors that appear to move as light hits the paper. So as the Firefly Lights reflect in this paper, it will give the impression of twinkling stars.

All the supplies shown here are available at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA (while supplies last). If you have any questions about this project, or any project you're working on, don't hesitate to give us a call at 360-794-6745 ext. 0, or stop by the store! Our associates are knowledgeable and always happy to help!

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  1. If you are spraying the entire jar with sea glass, then how do you explain the oval shaped window? It also doesn't say whether you spray the outside of the jar – or the inside!

    1. Good morning! You are absolutely right, there's a section missing in the instructions! (I will edit it after I write this). So the step missing is how to create the oval shape in the paint. We cut out an oval shape with our self-adhesive vinyl. Placed it on the vase. Then we spray painted the outside of the jar and then removed the oval vinyl to reveal the clear opening. Hope this helps. Thank you for reaching out! We'll make sure to add this step to the instructions above. ~ Brigitte

    2. how long did you wait before removing the vinyl oval? Does it have to be completely dry

    3. yes, you should wait until it is dry before removing the vinyl. Thanks for your question!

  2. So where do you put holographic paper please

    1. you can insert the holographic sheet inside the jar and it should take to curved form of the jar. If it doesn't shape the jar as well as you'd like, just peel and stick the holographic paper inside the jar while it's still empty.