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This is a simple project, very inexpensive and easy to do.  The goal is to transform a Mason Jar (or any suitable glass or plastic jar) into a dazzling lamp.  The unlighted jar makes an outstanding light catcher if hung in the garden or displayed outdoors on a table or wall, for example.
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Step 1: Gather Materials Needed

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Glass baubles, or beads (Michael's label them ("decorative accents")
Mason Jar, or other jars made of either glass or plastic.
Christmas lights, 20 lights per string.  Other lights can be used as well, i.e., small lamp bulbs, leds, etc.
Lids to fit the jar.
Glue: I have shown two that I used and can vouch for.  Any epoxy glue would work as well.

Step 2: Start Gluing Glass Baubles Onto Jar

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Glue baubles onto jar in a random manner as shown.  One dab of glue on several pieces at a time speeds the process up.  I acutally did this over a period of a few days, gravity will play a role so glue must be allowed to set to avoid pieces dropping off.  I wasn't in any hurry, so waiting was no problem.  I tried to fill up as much of the space as I could, while trying to balance the different colors so as not to be redundant in placement.  It would be cool to have jar(s) with one color only, or two, like green and red for christmas, etc.  Art is ALWAYS an experiment!

Step 3: Paint Inside Of Jar

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Using spray paint, it is an easy task to apply a coat of paint to the inside of the jar.  This paint coating diffuses the light, makes it more mellow, and generally adds to the appearance of the lamp... although, an unpainted jar is very compelling, as well.  You get to decide!  I also cut a piece of colored paper to use as a diffuser by simply cutting to size to fit the inside of the jar and inserting it into the jar before I added the lights.  Either way works fine.
cgoodnight1 year ago
Is there a way to do it without cutting the wood? I like it but don't have what I need.
ChrysN2 years ago
Pretty! I like the colourful baubles.
Creativeman (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Hey, thanks Chrys!
karalalala2 years ago
I love this, and will probably make it! Its so pretty. Is that just white spray paint?
Creativeman (author)  karalalala2 years ago
Yes, and thanks for commenting!
rimar20002 years ago
I called my wife to see this, and she said, "¡Ay, qué lindo!" (Oh, how cute!). When I explained her how it was made​​, she could not believe it.
Creativeman (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Thanks rimar! glad your wife approves!
Ninzerbean2 years ago
I am always looking for things to do with Mason jars so thank you for posting this. It looks great!
Creativeman (author)  Ninzerbean2 years ago
Thanks, Ninzerbean!