Weekend Project: Mason Jar Pendant Lights

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In the back of my mind for a while now I've been wanting to make some mason jar pendant lights and have always wondered how it really was done.  To me they seem like the perfect DIY (not too difficult, not too long to make and they look great)! I'm sure if I really thought about it I could figure it out, but was happy to land upon this one (image below) from Kenzie at Secret Pocket. I love the jars she scored too, apparantly dating back before 1910. And as an alternative idea, aren't these Easter coloured ones (above) by BootsNGus cute? See Kenzie's how-to here. Thanks Kenzie!

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Jan Halvarson

29 comments:

suffragette said...

love love love this idea

Sandra_Stillestund said...

These are so beautiful

Jessica Beyer said...

I love this my mom has so many mason jars (she cans) so maybe I can get a few from her :)

kim kruse - - - the sassy crafter said...

Retro Renovation just did a related post on these types of lovely lamps: http://retrorenovation.com/2011/03/18/video-make-pendant-lights-out-of-thrifty-vintage-finds-put-a-bulb-in-it/

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Oh my goodness, are you serious?! I totally want to try this after seeing some in this cute store in Paris! Thanks, Jan.

Lila said...

I love this !
Could you believe that I carried in my move from the US 2 boxes full of some super cool water bottles that I still hope one day to transform into super cool pendant lights ( one day I will but I won't tell which year...).

Thank you for sharing this project!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

I am NOT kidding...I was JUST researching this!!! I really want to DIY these. I have the perfect spot for them in my kitchen!!
Thanks for sharing :)

Rikkianne said...

LOVE these!

alyssa ettinger said...

not surprisingly, i love them. and might need to make some.

emily jean. said...

I am SO trying this soon!

Thanks love!

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Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

I really want to try this! It looks like something I could actually pull off! lol

Renee B. said...

NO Way! I literally just convinced my husband to go with the Pottery Barn ones, $129 for five!!! So glad I stumbled upon this, we are definitely doing a little DIY this weekend! Eiii! Excited!!

Missing Goat said...

Ahh, I love this - this may be my island lighting solution! Merci madam. Pop over and see what my life is full of right now..you'll like it. We've talked about this.

Andrea @ strawberry-chic said...

I have been wanted to make these for a while too! Unfortunately, I can't figure out a good place to hang them. I have no kitchen island or bar stool area...any ideas?

Jan | Poppytalk said...

andrea @ strawberry-chic - hmmmm - i guess it depends, i like the idea of hanging them over a dining table (if they are a cluster of them) or how kenzie did - if you had an open area above your kitchen cabinets?

Catherine said...

Yee-haw! You've made my day. I'm thinking I'd love these in our simplified bedroom. Thanks for sharing!

meenal @ maison marigold said...

these are too cute...loved the easter colored ones! thanks for sharing..xx meenal

naomi said...

this is WAY TOO COOL. i am stunned. what a good idea.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing! I want to try this!

helen said...

very very cool.

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Thanks for this post, I love old glass jars filled with flowers and candles! I always have a few hanging from the verandah - these mason jars are lovely.

Karen said...

The lights are gorgeous and we just bought the IKEA lights (HEMMA) to make one. Unfortunately the Secret Pocket instructions leave out one very important detail: ventilation holes in the lid. My resident engineer quoted Ideal Gas Law which basically states that without ventilation holes, the old gas jars can explode due to pressure caused by the heat of the bulbs. The glass of old canning jars becomes brittle when exposed to light. So, add ventilation holes and be safe. =)

Karen said...

I meant the old "glass" jars not old "gas" jars. Oops.

Hello Olive said...

Love these!

Catherine *The Spring* said...

Amazing! I have an uncanny (ha!) love of mason jars and use them for everything around the house - my husband complains that he hasn't seen a proper drinking glass in years!
- Catherine at The Spring

Stephanie R. said...

i am completely enamored with this idea! thanks so much for the inspiration.

iva yaneva said...

There is a small cupcake shop in my city and they have lights like these. Soooo pretty and cute :)

Margaret Pearl said...

I love that multicolored one! I'll have to remember to collect old mason jars at the flea market this summer. Thanks for the ventilation tip Karen...I was wondering about the safety...

joana_mty said...

How do you do this??

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