Introduction: How to Make Mason Jar Pendant Lights

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We are in love with how simple and beautiful this mason jar pendant light project turned out! You can use any style of light bulb you like– we love the Edison Bulbs for their vintage charm!

This mason jar pendant light fixture makes for great bedroom lighting, or you can even make a bundle of them for a mason jar chandelier over your kitchen table!

Step 1: Supplies:

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  • A mason jar (We used a wide-mouth quart sized jar)
  • Pendant light
  • 1 Nail
  • Pen (or marker)
  • Hammer
  • Tin snips
  • Pliers

Step 2:

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Using your light socket as a guide, trace a circle on the top of the lid.

Trace a circle onto the top of the lid as a guide for where you will make a hole for the light socket.

Step 3:

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Grab your nail and hammer, start punching holes along the inside edge of the circle. These holes will make it easier to cut the centre of the lid out, so don’t be shy!

Punch holes all around the circle. The more you punch, the easier it will be to remove the center piece.

Step 4:

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Without any air flow, the jar will start to get super hot when you turn on your light. To solve this problem, simply add holes to allow for ventilation. Do this by barely tapping your nail into the top of the jar. We liked how a bunch of small holes looked compared to a couple large ones. (How big you make your holes is up to you.)

Add holes to allow for ventilation. Do this by barely tapping your nail into the top of the jar.

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Now it’s time to remove the centre of the lid. To do this, grab your tin snips (scissors may work too) and start cutting along the holes.

We ended up with some sharp edges poking upward from where we cut. To remedy this, we grabbed our pliers and bent the edges down and in. This also made some more room for the socket to fit through.

Using your tin snips, cut the rest of the centre piece out.

We had to use our pliers to pull the sharp edges down in order to get our light socket through the hole.

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Push the light socket through the hole you made in the lid. (make sure to include the rim as well). Then screw on the ring that comes with your pendant light.

Push the light socket through the hole you made in the lid. (make sure to include the rim as well). Then screw on the ring that comes with your pendant light.

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Now you are ready to screw in your light bulb and secure it to the jar.

Now you are ready to screw in your light bulb. (We chose a vintage Edison Bulb!)

Carefully place the bulb and lid on the mason jar and secure.

Step 8: Finally

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Find a place to hang your new mason jar pendant light!

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Comments

seanmichaelhunt made it! (author)2016-07-05

Nice, clear instructions! With a few extra parts these can become this other recent Instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Pole-Mounted-Mason-Jar-Garden-Lights

gtharris1 (author)2016-06-17

Great conversation piece.

Andydecreative (author)gtharris12016-06-17
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DIYLuvver2 (author)2016-06-12

Oh, I love this idea!!! It's so strange that I was just trying to figure out what lampshade I was going to use for my hanging lamp and you have given me a unique option.

I wondered how you would solve the issue involving the heat of the light on the jar, so clever! I think the light bulb you chose is very appropriate; the vintage look is so cool!

Thank you for sharing this great idea! Peace.

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Dashing Rainbow Dash (author)2016-06-13

I really need to do this, cause it does really look neat.

Thank you

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