Introduction: How to Make a Mason Jar Light Fixture

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Materials

J-B weld

Simple Light Fixture

Small watt light bulbs that will fit in your fixture(Match number of sockets on light fixture)

Mason jars(Match number of sockets on light fixture) with open top lids

Spray paint of desired color

Lamp cord

Newspaper

Paper plate

Stir sticks

Wire caps

WHY

Ever have old fixtures sitting around your house that just have no use as they are, plain and simple. What about a fancy bathroom or room that is just not fancy enough by just a simple light fixture? Well here is a way to add a little more decoration to your room. Don't just hand up a simple old light fixture, add a little bit of southern touch to it with some mason jars! Here is how!

Step 1: Remove Lids From Mason Jar

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Take the lids off the mason jars, pull out the center part of the lid you will not need this.

Step 2: Get Fixture Ready and Clean to Apply Mason Jar Lids

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Make sure that your light fixture is clean of any dust so that you can properly apply the JB weld to secure your mason jar lids.

Step 3: Prepare JB Weld

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Get the paper plate and string stick out, with your JB weld.

Put both tubes of JB weld on the plate, it does not matter which one goes first.

HINT- The cap of the tube can be used to poke a hole in the top to let the JB weld out.

When both tubes are on the paper plate mix together until you get a grey color with your string stick.

Step 4: Attaching Jar Lids to Light Fixture

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Now we are ready to put the jar lids on the light fixture.

Use the string stick to apply a thin coat of JB weld to the bottom ring of the mason jar lid.

When it has a thin coat place it around the light bulb socket on your light fixture.

press down on it to remove any air bubbles in the JB weld

some JB weld might squeeze out just use your string stick to smooth it out(don't worry the paint will cover it up)

After you have have all the lids attached used the excess JB weld to put on the inside of the lid.

Becareful not to get on the outer ring of the lid, this will make it hard for the jar to attach.

Step 5: Painting Your Fixture

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Once you have all the mason jar lids attached you are ready to paint you light fixture.

Your JB weld does not have to be dry to begin painting. Just be cautious when you move your fixture not to slant it, it could move your lids around.

Rip small pieces of newspaper up like so.

Use these to stuff down into the sockets so you don't get paint inside them.

Then take your can of spray paint, I used rustoleum paint- Black

Apply as many coats till you get color of desire. Then let sit to dry for at least 24 hours.

Step 6: Light It Up

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Once your light fixture is dry and ready to go you will need your lamp cord and your wire caps.

Look at your directions for you lamp fixture to see which is hot and which is neutral.

Then match up hot with hot from your fixture to your lamp cord and the same with neutral.

Twist the wires together and then twist on the cap.

Step 7: Remove Newspaper

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Pull each piece of newspaper out of the sockets so that you can put the light bulbs in.

Step 8: Put in Your Light Bulbs

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Put a light bulb in each socket of your light fixture.

Then plug in to make sure each one turns on and there is no problems.

Step 9: Screw on Mason Jars

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Screw on a mason jars to each the you are finished! *If you are going to hang this up, take mason jars off, hang up, then screw them back on, this will keep you from busting them. *

Step 10: Thank You!

Comments

wmiller graham (author)2016-05-05

What bulbs do you use that doesn't get so hot that it busts the jars?

wold630 (author)2016-04-29

Nicely done! It looks awesome and your documentation is really good! Thanks for sharing!

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