We have a lot of empty jars at home – and I mean dozens of them. I literally stumbled upon them while I was cleaning out our storage room. I must have collected them over the years because I don’t like throwing recyclable stuff away.

Because the jars were of different make and sizes, I engaged myself in a DIY project. I once saw a video tutorial on how to make mushroom fairy houses from jars. A quick  search gave me what I needed. I then decided to give it a try.

These mushroom fairy houses are perfect as home décors or as gifts. You can also use them to store candy, jewelry, trinkets, and other stuff.  With this DIY project, you can bring new life to old boring jars. You just have to turn them into mushroom fairy houses!

You can also ask the kids to join you. Let them have fun with the clay or ask them to color. It will be a great bonding activity for you and your kids.

Gather what you need and get to work…


  • empty jars
  • tinfoil
  • hot glue
  • white air-dry clay
  • watercolors


  • glue gun

Take a look at some of the finished products below. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration to make your own.

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Thanks to Creative Mother in Craft for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here