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Old Posted: 08-07-2008 , 02:56 PM #1
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Default Repurposed: Jam Jar & ESB bill = Fairy-dwelling

OK..this is more of a craft idea than a repurpose one but it uses mostly old stuff and is a great talking point with everyone who sees it.

Step 1- Capture a fairy. They are readily found at the end of the garden or in pound shops.
*It should be noted at this point that garden fairies are a protected species and can only be held captive for a maximun of one week. They should then be released back into the wild in accordance with the Wildlife Act 1954.
....By the way, if you should capture a leprechaun hang on to it as they are worth money.

Step two. You will need a jam jar or coffee jar, a piece of scrap material, a piece of cord (here I used a handle from a posh paper carrier bag)

Step Three. Type up and print this poem. (I did not write it-not that talented)

Step four. Pay your ESB bill and shred it. (Do not use a telephone bill as there is no heat in those and the noise keeps the fairies awake)

Place a bit of your shreddings in bottom of jar. Cut out poem and insert into jar. VERY carefully place the fairy into the jar. Place the circle of fabric over the top and secure with your cord....now...make a wish
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Old Posted: 08-07-2008 , 03:18 PM #2
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oh its gorgeous, i love it, i just happen to have a fairy, im gonna make one :)
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Old Posted: 08-07-2008 , 04:24 PM #3
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It's fab & sooo cute, my auntie loves fairies, i'm definitely going to make her one!
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Old Posted: 08-07-2008 , 09:07 PM #4
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Old Posted: 08-07-2008 , 10:55 PM #5
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Default Fairies

These are my great-nieces Amber & Hazel. I recently won a photo competition with this picture of them and I called it "Fairies".

Your jam-jar idea is brilliant unapam, but my bigggg problem here is..... How do I get them into the jam-jar???

They are not very co-operative either. I guess I'll have to sneak up on them when they are sleeping lol.

I have some fairies on a stick that would do for this project too - I got them in a garden centre. I will definitely be trying it out.

Keep the ideas coming please.

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Old Posted: 08-07-2008 , 11:05 PM #6
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Wow! that is amazing...two real fairies. Someone posted a large glass jar on JT tonight - go get it!
As an alternative you could try this...print out this photo, trim around the edges of the two fairies, add wings and insert into jam jar.

Fabulous photo..well done.
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Old Posted: 09-07-2008 , 01:43 PM #7
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thats fab definitly going to try make one!!!
billie-t thats a gorgeous photo
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Old Posted: 09-07-2008 , 07:37 PM #8
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thats fab definitly going to try make one!!!
billie-t thats a gorgeus photo

Thank you Marie - I take at least 20 photos a day of the 2 of them.
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Old Posted: 09-07-2008 , 07:39 PM #9
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Wow! that is amazing...two real fairies. Someone posted a large glass jar on JT tonight - go get it!
As an alternative you could try this...print out this photo, trim around the edges of the two fairies, add wings and insert into jam jar.

Fabulous photo..well done.


Hi Unapam
I am definitely on a mission now to do something with the photo - your idea was great - gonna try it. Thanks. Woulda definitely gone for the glass jar too - but too many people already looking for it.
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Old Posted: 10-07-2008 , 01:19 AM #10
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gorgeous jar lovely idea

Billie There is a 10 l bottlejar they might fit into on the site at the minute :D
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Old Posted: 10-07-2008 , 09:34 AM #11
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gorgeous jar lovely idea

Billie There is a 10 l bottlejar they might fit into on the site at the minute :D


Thanks for the info peasy, but for one reason or another I cant get the Jar so I'll just have to keep them tied to the tree in my garden till i find one big enough. Dont worry though - I'm giving them food and water and they're not complaining as much now.
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Old Posted: 12-07-2008 , 03:25 PM #12
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Here's my attempt, i got the jar at the fete last week, colm bought me the fairy for mothers day & the rest of the bits were lying around. It's not as nice as unapams but i still love it and it was more or less free (50 cent for the jar!). Thanks for the idea unapam & don't worry, i'll let the fairy out in a few days!

PS- pic isn't that great.
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Old Posted: 12-07-2008 , 05:00 PM #13
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looks good colmsmum, here's my attempt, feels a bit like show & tell at school
lol !!!
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Old Posted: 12-07-2008 , 05:14 PM #14
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omg, they are so cool, i'm going to copy you for my next one, hope i don't get sent to the bold corner though!
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Old Posted: 12-07-2008 , 05:59 PM #15
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hi, i used postcards cos i didn't have poems & pot pourri , couldn't find anything to put on top though, looks a bit bare ....
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