This project is so quick and easy to do and the light fixtures you can create are endless.
Time: 10-15 minutes for each light you cover.
Step 1: Choose Fixture
Since I wanted covers for a wall sconce and a chandelier with multiple light bulbs, I needed:
-1 mason jar
-1 metal light base bought at Ikea for $15.
-1 light bulb
-3 mason jars
-1 chandelier previously hung on ceiling and bought from Ikea for a mere $30.
Almost any base will work.
To create a gorgeous glass pennant effect, hang several mason jars from ceiling at different heights using $5 Ikea cord sets. The end result is stunning.
Step 2: Create Glass Covers
- Remove metal top from mason jars Each top will have 2pcs; an exterior ring and an inside flat circle. These pieces will become the base of glass light cover.
- Trace the circumference of light bulb socket onto the middle of flat circle. If there's a cover piece around socket, unscrew it before tracing. Remove circle with exacto knife and scissors.
- With 2 top pieces together and upside down, wiggle them around light bulb socket.
- Put cover piece back over socket and screw in light bulb.