DIY Mason Jar Ceiling Fan Globes

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Introduction: DIY Mason Jar Ceiling Fan Globes

About: I hope to inspire others to make it or build it yourself!

We had a farmhouse style bedroom and my wife wanted mason jars as ceiling fan globes. It is an easy project and great for beginner DIYers!

Supplies

Mason Jar, Drill, Hole Saw, Paint, Paint Supplies

Step 1: Mason Jar

Select the perfect mason jar based on the look you are wanting and the size of the bulb you ceiling fan needs.

Step 2: Old Globe Removal

Remove your existing globe (Globe not shown for clarity) by unscrewing the nut from the socket.

Step 3: Mason Jar Lid

Use the nut from the ceiling fan to trace the hole needed in the jar lid to fit the ceiling fan socket.

Step 4: Drilling the Lid

It is best to clamp the lid down to some lumber prior to drilling the lid. The hole saw size will be determined by the nut that came off of your ceiling fan.

Step 5: Filing Sharp Edges

Use a file to clean up any sharp edges caused by the hole saw.

Step 6: Paint

Spray paint the lid and ring to your desired color. We chose black because we wanted a farmhouse look to go with our shiplap ceiling.

Step 7: Install Lid

Simply place the lid over the ceiling fan socket and tighten the nut until the lid is completely secured.

Step 8: Light Bulb

Use an LED bulb since you are using an enclosed mason jar as the globe. Using a standard bulb could cause the globe to bust due to the heat put off from the bulb.

Step 9: Install Mason Jar

To install the mason jars, simply screw the jars onto the mason jar lids already attached to the ceiling fan.

Step 10: Completion

Now you are ready to turn on the lights and enjoy you new project!

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    7 Comments

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    fred_smith
    fred_smith

    12 months ago on Step 8

    I am not sure, but some LEDs may still overheat in an enclosed fixture like this (depending on their specifications for enclosed use). I seem to think think that at least higher wattage ones still get pretty hot during use, albiet not nearly as much as incandesents of course. In my expierience the ones with diffusers and large white ballasts (bases) are usually very hot after a few minutes, less so with the (pictured) clear bulbs.

    Thank you for the great Instructable!

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    TheWeekendDIYer
    TheWeekendDIYer

    Reply 12 months ago

    Hello Fred! Thank you for checking out my instructable. I can only speak for my personal experience and I have had these mason jars on this fan for over a year and have never had any issues regarding the LED bulbs. The LEDs I used can be left on for an hour and you can remove the bulb immediately after turning the light off unlike normal incandescent bulbs where you have to let them cool down. Appreciate your concern and should definitely be considered when doing this project.

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    doing2much
    doing2much

    12 months ago

    Very cool and nicely done👍🏼 Got my vote! Honestly, though, I was also wondering about the overheating issue...🤔

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    TheWeekendDIYer
    TheWeekendDIYer

    Reply 12 months ago

    Appreciate you taking the time to check out my post. I have had these mason jars on this fan for over a year and have never had any issues regarding the LED bulbs.

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    TheWeekendDIYer
    TheWeekendDIYer

    Reply 1 year ago

    It appears this video has been published but it is not showing my entry in the Mason jar challenge. I tried to re-enter but this post is not showing up as an option. Is there something else I need to do to get my entry in to the challenge? Sorry, new to this platform so trying to understand it.

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    TheWeekendDIYer
    TheWeekendDIYer

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you! Appreciate you taking the time to check out the post!