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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 more (per my husband).
Often, I use them to store soups that I make in the fall and winter months, stock as it is easy to freeze, but you must make sure they are frozen before tightening the lid or the jar will burst. They make beautiful rustic flower arrangements on my farmhouse dining room table that my husband made. I have 3 of them lined up in the middle of the table and I switch out the flower I put in there weekly or unless I find some fake ones on sale.
I was trying to come up with more ideas and decided to make a light. 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:
This idea came about that one of my guestrooms needs a night table light. I was trying to come up with more ideas to use the Ball Mason Jars, as well, so decided to figure out how to make a light. 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:
Items you will need:
- Ball 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.)
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.
- Make it a beach inside with sand and shells.
- Paint the Ball Jar
- Fill with glass beads
- Put fake flowers inside
- Little Christmas trees or snowman with some fake snow
- Small pumpkin or fall leaves
- A picture
- Wood-like in the video below
WARNING: Please do not put candles or water as electrical and water/fire do not mix.
- 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.
- Screw on the Lamp Adapter to the top of the Jar.
- Place on your lamp shade before screwing in the lightbulb unless you have a clip-on lamp shade.
Video Step-by-Step Tutorial to Make a Mason Jar Table Lamp:
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