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.

Step 1: Gather Materials Needed

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.
Is there a way to do it without cutting the wood? I like it but don't have what I need.
Pretty! I like the colourful baubles.
Hey, thanks Chrys!
I love this, and will probably make it! Its so pretty. Is that just white spray paint?
Yes, and thanks for commenting!
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.
Thanks rimar! glad your wife approves!
I am always looking for things to do with Mason jars so thank you for posting this. It looks great!
Thanks, Ninzerbean!

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