Harry Potter Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern (With Free Printables)

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My daughter is obsessed with fairies and the magical pixie world. We have a fairy door in our house that is visited often by the Tooth Fairy and the Sugar Plum Fairies visit every year around Christmas. My son, however, is not so smitten by the fairies, so we decided to do something a little more up his alley… Diagon Alley, to be exact. This Harry Potter Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern is the perfect magical DIY project for Harry Potter fans or kids who need a little more mischievousness in their life! It looks exactly like a Cornish Pixie silhouette for their rooms! A pixie in a jar!

Harry Potter Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern, inspired by the pixies from the Wizarding World. Includes video tutorial and free printable.

Harry Potter Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern

Cornish Pixies are the most mischievous of the pixies. Despite their tiny size, they are quite mighty. They love playing tricks and causing trouble — sounds kind of like a toddler to me!

In the Wizarding World, Cornish Pixies were introduced during Harry’s second year. Gilderoy Lockhart brought a cage full of them into his Defense Against The Dark Arts class and set them loose. They wreaked havoc on the classroom, and were SUPER hard to catch, but we have to imagine that Hermione took at least one of them back to Gryffindor Tower for further study.

Did you fall in love with the pixies from Harry Potter too? Now you can have one of your own!

Don't let the Cornish Pixies loose, you might regret it!

Once you let these little guys loose you might not be able to catch them, so make sure you pay attention to that warning tag! (Note: This post contains affiliate links)

Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern Project Materials:

Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern Video Tutorial

How To Make A Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern

It is super simple to make a Cornish Pixie Jar Lantern! Modge Podge is your best friend in this project.

Your first step is to cut out the shape of the Cornish Pixie. Then you will apply a thin film of Modge Podge in the inside of the jar. Stick the Cornish Pixie cutout directly on the Modge Podge. Make sure the black side is facing outward! And add another thin layer of modge podge over your pixie cutout.

Use Modge Podge and Tissue paper to coat the jar!

Next, coat the outside of the jar in Modge Podge and lay the tissue paper over the entire jar, gently pressing it down as you go. Cut off the excess tissue paper.

Wait for the jar to dry before you complete the next step. I wanted to add a little glitter to jazz it up because all magical creatures, of course, need glitter! I painted a little bit of Modge Podge around the face of the jar, and sprinkled some glitter on it.

Once your jar is dry, you can insert your electric tea light candle.  I choose ones that flash and change colors.

My kids use it as a nightlight, for reading, and even carry the jar to the bathroom for late night trips. A Harry Potter Pixie silhouette makes a perfect companion for the middle of the night!

It’s like the “how to catch a fairy in a jar” crafts I made as a kid, but even better. Harry Potter Cornish Pixies will delight your kids! Even better that they can help make your own pixie.

Cornish Pixies are great year round, but they are perfect for a kid who might be a little nervous to start school! They could even take it to their first day of school and show their friends. Cornish Pixie Jar Lanterns are also great for stirring up impish trouble around Halloween.

Harry Potter fans, rejoice, you can now have your own little Cornish Pixie! Now can you think of any Cornish Pixie names?

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More DIY Projects Inspired By Harry Potter

Check out our Harry Potter Floating Candles and this great tutorial for a DIY Harry Potter Wand.

Easy tutorial for making your own Harry Potter floating candles. They are perfect for a Harry Potter party or Halloween decor! It's easy to recreate the magic of the Hogwarts Great Hall in your own home.DIY Harry Potter Wand | This simple tutorial is perfect for making your own magic wands for a Harry Potter party or gift.

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.