How to Make a Mason Jar Light

I love the rustic farmhouse look in home decor so I decided to make a light that could go with that theme or other themes by using mason jars. I tend to have a bit too many mason jars from purchases, spaghetti sauce, and other things.

Often, I use them to store extra craft pieces, buttons, etc. They also make can make a beautiful rustic flower arrangement on my dining room table or as a gift for others. You really can use mason jars in just about anything so today we are going to make a lamp. This lamp was very easy to make and took me ten minutes or less once I had all the supplies together.

Below will show you everything you need to make your own.

How to Make a Mason Jar Light

Items you will need:

  • Mason Jars
  • Lamp Adapter (Only works for the classic size mouth on the Jars, not the wide.)
  • Light Bulb- if you need help determining what kind of light bulb to use I recommend you clicking here as they have a wonderful chart that is very useful.
  • Small Lamp Shade (You will want to use a clip-on shade or one like the one below, pictured. You can even look at using the small chandelier lamp shades.)

What can I put inside a Mason Jar that is a Light?

If you want to store anything inside the jar that is completely up to you. Here is a list of some ideas that you can do to the jar before having your finished piece.

  1. Make it a beach inside with sand and shells.
  2. Paint the Ball Jar
  3. Fill with glass beads
  4. Put fake flowers inside
  5. Little Christmas trees or snowman with some fake snow
  6. Small pumpkin or fall leaves
  7. A picture
  8. Wood-like in the video below

WARNING: Please do not put candles or water as electrical and water/fire do not mix.

Easy Instructions:

  1. Once you have all the material and supplies needed you will want to decorate or fill your Jar. If painting, please allow the paint to dry before continuing.
  2. Screw on the Lamp Adapter to the top of the Jar.
  3. Place on your lamp shade before screwing in the lightbulb unless you have a clip-on lamp shade.

How to Make a Mason Jar Light

Share your finished product:

Other Mason Jar projects are in the works so please stay tuned to our newsletter for more DIY ideas to make your home have the rustic farmhouse feel.

Happy Crafting Y’all

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