SUBJECT: DIY Crafts
EDITED BY: Lynette Delgado, Emma Bjerklie
INTRODUCTION: A lamp made from household materials. These instructions are to guide you through making a DIY Mason Jar Lamp. It’s important to follow each individual step correctly and safely to achieve the finished product.
WARNING: Do not leave DIY Mason Jar Lamp unmonitored for more than two hours to reduce the risk of possible fire.
· 6-foot indoor extension cord
· A non-grounded lamp holder adapter
· Hot glue gun with glue sticks
· Standard size mason jar with lid and lid-tightener
· Standard light bulb
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The mason jar should have the jar lid and jar lid-tightener attached to the mason jar.
Use a scissor to puncture a hole on the top of the mason jar lid. The hole needs to be the size of the lamp holder adaptor.
Use the scissors to widen the hole by sticking the top in and opening the scissors to get the desired width.
Remove the lid-tightener and lid from the mason jar. Put the adapter through the opening of the hole, prong side facing out of the jar lid.
Twist the lightbulb into the adapter until tightened.
Plug the extension cord to the prong end of the adapter. At this point, the lid and lid-tightener should be loosely fitted over the adapter.
Put the light bulb end into the jar and tighten the lid and lid-tightener back on the jar.
Cut the string around the loofah with the scissors.
Unravel the loofah completely.
Hot glue the loofah to your liking on top of the mason jar lid only. Be sure not to hot glue the mason jar lid and mason jar lid-tightener together or you will not be able to change the light bulb.
Ensure the extension plug on top of the mason jar is unnoticeable.
Cut the excess of the loofah off with a scissor and hot glue the end under the material.
Wait five minutes to let the glue dry before plugging in. If it’s going to be for more than two hours, make sure it is being monitored.