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Make Your Own Mason Jar Pendant Light

Mason jars…..they are all over the internet, and so many people are incorporating them into their home decor.  I am in love with how simple and beautiful this mason jar pendant light project turned out! You can use any style of light bulb you like– I happen to  love the Edison Bulbs for their vintage charm!

This mason jar pendant light fixture makes for great bedroom lighting, kitchen lighting, or you can even make a bundle of them for a mason jar chandelier over your kitchen table!

This is what you will need:

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Using your light socket as a guide, trace a circle on the top of the lid. Trace a circle onto the top of the lid as a guide for where you will make a hole for the light socket

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See how it looks:

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Grab your nail and hammer, start punching holes along the inside edge of the circle. These holes will make it easier to cut the center of the lid out, so don’t be shy!

Punch holes all around the circle. The more you punch, the easier it will be to remove the center piece.

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Without any air flow, the jar will start to get super hot when you turn on your light. To solve this problem, simply add holes to allow for ventilation. Do this by barely tapping your nail into the top of the jar. We liked how a bunch of small holes looked compared to a couple large ones. (How big you make your holes is up to you.)

Add holes to allow for ventilation. Do this by barely tapping your nail into the top of the jar.

.Now it’s time to remove the center of the lid. To do this, grab your tin snips (scissors may work too) and start cutting along the holes.

We ended up with some sharp edges poking upward from where we cut. To remedy this, we grabbed our pliers and bent the edges down and in. This also made some more room for the socket to fit through.

Using your tin snips, cut the rest of the centre piece out.

We had to use our pliers to pull the sharp edges down in order to get our light socket through the hole.

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Push the light socket through the hole you made in the lid. (make sure to include the rim as well). Then screw on the ring that comes with your pendant light.

Push the light socket through the hole you made in the lid. (make sure to include the rim as well). Then screw on the ring that comes with your pendant light.

Now you are ready to screw in your light bulb and secure it to the jar.

Now you are ready to screw in your light bulb. (I love vintage Edison Bulbs!)

Carefully place the bulb and lid on the mason jar and secure.

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Your done….now hang:

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Isn’t  this perfect…..and so inexpensive compared to store bought!

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22 thoughts on “Make Your Own Mason Jar Pendant Light

  1. I love this tutorial!! I want a few over top of my dining room table. Mason jars are so versatile. I’m in love with them.

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  2. Have you ever seen the “Moroccan” jars? I think if I am able to try out this tutorial, I’d color and decorate the jar 1st. But do you think the light would affect it?

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    1. Kelley, Moroccan jars are beautiful. I have painted glass before with acrylic paints, and then put in 200 degree oven for 20- 30 minutes. This will set the paint. That is just for the paint…not the embellishments. I would love to see them when finished!

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  3. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was doing a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch simply because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this topic here on your website.

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  4. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. cheers

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