Mason Jar Chandelier DIY

Mason Jar Chandelier DIY - Little Lady Little City
As I mentioned in my last mason jar related DIY we have an absurd amount of mason jars left over from the wedding. I'm pretty sure I could spend a good week canning and still not fill them all, hehe. So I have been trying to come up with some fun projects to do with them (there are seriously a ridiculous amount of ideas on Pinterest related to mason jars). I kept seeing people make them into lights, and we were in need of a light in our dinning room area, so I thought I would give it a shot. I must say I am pretty darn pleased with how it turned out too! 
Mason Jar Chandelier DIY - Little Lady Little City
 1. Screw driver with a drill bit for metal (like this)
3. Cord (got mine from Ikea)
4. Marker
5. Mason Jar (I used pint sized)
6. Lightbulbs (not shown)
1. First you want to outline the base of your light cord onto the mason jar lid, so you know how big of a hole to cut. 2. Drill a couple holes into the lid, enough to get your tin snips started. 3. Cut out the hole with your tin snips, be careful you might have some sharp edges. 4. Screw on the lid onto the end of the cord. 
Mason Jar Chandelier DIY - Little Lady Little City
We split the cords and wired them to the dinning room light switch, you should only do this if you or someone you know is qualified to do electrical work. 
Mason Jar Chandelier DIY - Little Lady Little City
I think this might be my favorite mason jar project so far. It really dresses up our dinning area, and it puts to good use at least several of our absurd amount of mason jars hehe. 

Hope everyone is having a nice Wednesday! 

x's and o's

16 comments :

  1. Wow, that's awesome! If I knew someone who could do electrical, I'd be all over this project.

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  2. Whoa, this is truly amazing! It looks fabulous! Good for you for trying something ambitious!


    My bf and I are attempting to house-hunt lately and I have ~dreams of doing these kinds of DIYs one day, but I'm definitely not qualified to be allowed anywhere near electrical equipment. Haha :S

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  3. This is awesome and I want to do this in our new place (if we ever get there...) My boyfriend said it sounded easy, haha, "not to me, honey!" I know nothing about electrical.

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  4. This turned out great! I love it!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  5. This is such a great idea!

    xoxo,

    Laura

    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm so in love with this project! x


    http://benlovesting.com

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  7. Awesome DIY! I think I'm going to have to add a chandelier to my thrifting/flea market list so all the electrical work is done for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Soooo cute. Your creativity amazes me sometimes!

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  9. THIS IS FANTASTIC! I am looking for lighting ideas for my new place and I love that this looks amazing and dramatic, but is affordable in the materials. Great post! :D

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  10. Wow, that looks seriously amazing ! Love it :)

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  11. Amanda, what kind of light bulbs did you use? I'm obsessed with any type of edison bulb, but I know that using those would get pricey!

    Thanks for the tutorial, I love the idea and am glad I got to see yours completed. Love the clustered look!

    -Sarah


    http://www.sarrrahgirl.com

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  12. These lights are similar to what I found at a local hardware store, for about the same price too. Hope that helps.

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  13. This is awesome! I actually saw something similar to this in a local interior shop the other day and almost bought it. It looks pretty easy to make on your own though, so might give this a go! Will have to get some jars first though!

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  14. What is the light fixture called??

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  15. These are great lights regardless of how they are made...but secure the lid inside the ring on top of the jar when drilling it...if the drill catches in the metal it can turn the lid into a finger eating weed eater...be careful...a vise would be even better....from a metal worker.

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