One can never have too many mason jars.
One can never have too many hanging lights.
So, what about hanging mason jar lights? The answer is obvious, is it not?
These hanging mason jar lights are so easy to make and so enchanting. All you need are recycled glass jars, some wires and / or dry cleaner’s wire hangers.
How lovely it would be to have lots of them throughout the gardening for an evening gathering?
Materials and tools: ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
- First and most important: eye goggles! Because wires can snap out of your hand, please wear eye protection goggles!
- Needle nose pliers for shaping, and wire cutters like these.
- Dry cleaner’s wire hangers will work for the entire project. However, I prefer a softer wire for shaping around the rim ( found at HomeDepot, 16 gauge which is about 1.25 mm diameter), and dry cleaner’s wire hangers are great for the handle part because it is more rigid.
- Candles, these are good size for mason jars, LED candles, or LED fairy lights.
These hanging mason jars are not only great for candles, but also great for plants! See how to grow beautiful plants in glass bottles here-
Remember to follow basic safety practices when using candles and other flammable materials!
To make these hanging mason jar lights , start with a piece of wire about 12” long.
Here is why this tutorial is called “the easiest”. Like many out there, I made my first two jars by bending a loop on one end, and trying to find the exact halfway point and making a loop there.
That was not easy! By the time I make the second loop, it was not quite at half way anymore.
Finally I figured out a better way: make a loop at the middle point FIRST using needle nose pliers, then wrap the wire around the neck of the jar until the two ends meet at the opposite end to the first loop..
Twist the ends together and make the second small loop. Cut off the extra bits of wires at the end.
The trick here is to shape the wire so the ends are pointing in. It looks better and is safer.
Now we are ready to make a handle. Continue To Next Page…