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Easy to Make Mason Jar Pendant

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:

  • A mason jar ( Quart jars come with silver, and copper)
  • Hanging light kit  (comes in white or black)
  • 1 Nail
  • Pen (or marker)
  • Hammer
  • Tin snips
  • Pliers
  • Edison bulb

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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 center 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! You can do it too! Now some of you will love the idea but think you can’t do it. It is a easy one, really! The hanging light kit makes it easy.

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Easy to Make Mason Jar Pendant”

  1. neat : ⚠️However using more then a 40 watt appliance (oven) bulb You will constantly be replacing bulbs and could create a fire hazard whilst this is NOT an UL approved (underwriters laboratories) aproved device and is against the ‘National Fire Protection Agency’ (national electrical code) ⚠️ Your insurance will NOT cover you for code violations⚠️
    I have been an electrician for 48 years❕ I know⚡️Be careful with your DIY projects ❕❕❕

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