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Easy & cheap hanging jar light

I saw a bunch of these hanging together in a restaurant (Straw) by my house and decided to try and make one. I took the easy route and got the pre-assembled light socket and cord from ikea for pretty cheap. If you can't get to an ikea you can definitely take a trip to the hardware store and assemble the light socket yourself. 

I've been a long-time instructable consumer, but this is my first time creating one so go easy on me please! Oh also, if hanging fixtures aren't your thing there are a bunch of other cool jar light 'ibles like this one .
 
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Step 2: Cut the hole

keep the lid on the jar. unscrew the part from the light socket that unscrews (don't know what the name of this part is). put the part that the lightbulb screws into on top of the jar lid and try to make it as centered as possible. with your marker, draw a circle on the lid around the light socket. 

now for the cutting part. at first i tried to use a hole cutter on my drill, but this didn't really work out so well. I ended up just using a box cutter to cut through the lid. keep in mind that the hole doesn't have to be perfect because it won't show and you can adjust everything when you are screwing in the socket. all you need to do is make sure that the end of the light socket can fit through the hole. 
aleist2 years ago
They are selling this lamp at Pottery Barn for $399
robertlena22 years ago
Very cool, I will be making a few pendents like this along with a a chandelier for over my dining room table. I would add a few drilled vents on the top.
drawe213 years ago
Care should be used, if too hot a bulb is used the glass jar could break if used in the rain.
Other than that, nice work.
foobear3 years ago
pretty cool