25 beautiful DIY mason jar lights home decor & crafts ideas. Best tutorials on making easy pendants & lanterns with quality kits & supplies!
In love with DIY mason jar lights? These beautiful and functional home decor and lighting ideas are great for any space in a home and garden, such as kitchen, bathroom, living room, porch, patio, and backyard, and in any style from farmhouse, boho to modern!
Here’s the secret to a successful DIY project: it’s not just about the looks. There are two common types of mason jar lights:
- Light fixtures such as mason jar pendants and mason jar chandeliers, which requires electrical connections. They are often used as kitchen light, vanity light, etc.
- Decorative mason jar lanterns lit by candles, string lights, etc, to provide ambiance lighting.
Let’s explore group one first: DIY mason jar light fixtures.
Important basics when choosing a light kit
Important: Safety first. Have professionals do the electrical wiring to ensure proper installation. Always choose good quality parts for your light fixtures.
Combined with mason jar lids that have ventilation holes which you can purchase or drill them yourself, charming LED Edison bulbs , and some gorgeous pendant cords like these, you can make very beautiful and safe mason jar pendant lights!
How to attach the light socket to a mason jar
In this youtube tutorial by thesorrygirls ( see video below) , they shared a great way to cut out a hole in the mason jar lid and attach the pendant light socket to the mason jar.
Such a great idea to spray paint the Ikea Hemma pendant cords and mason jar lids for a vintage look!
They also created ventilation holes on the jar lids and used bulbs similar to these stylish LED light bulbs which are low heat.
Rope wrapped mason jar lamps
By selecting / creating the right elements for your mason jar light fixture or lantern, you will have a mason jar light that is not only beautiful, but also safe and long-lasting.
Now that we covered the basics such as LED light bulbs and mason jar lids that have ventilation holes to prevent overheating, it’s time to get creative here: wrapping the mason jars with some rope for rustic hand-made mason jar lamps.
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DIY mason jar chandelier
I love the fact that she used LED light bulbs ! I would also add mason jar lids that have ventilation holes to prevent overheating!
More hanging mason jar chandeliers
Make a beautiful farmhouse mason jar chandelier beautiful enough for weddings using this really affordable wrought iron canning jar chandelier frame! All you have to do is add 8 mason jars around this frame, and a light bulb in the center.
The rainbow jar chandelier full of charm is from this Esty shop. ( Thank you to our reader Betty for finding the original source!) You can also use colored mason jars like these with the chandelier frame, or make your own tinted mason jars!
Mason jar chandelier hacks
Hack a hanging pot rack from the ceiling and build this farmhouse mason jar chandelier great for a dining room. If you want a simple version, Beth at Unskinny Boppy hacked a ladder to create an outdoor mason jar chandelier in her backyard!
Easy DIY hanging mason jar lanterns
You can add some mason jar wire handles to create enchanting lanterns. Make them easily using clothes hangers in this hanging mason jar lanterns tutorial.
Add tealights or string lights to a group of mason jars like Robin All Things Heart and Home did! This is a very easy and beautiful decor idea for a fence, deck , or porch!
Mason jar night light
Why use a generic nightlight when you can have this rustic farmhouse mason jar nightlight?
DIY mason jar solar lights
In the above video tutorial, Amanda used solar mason jar lids to make decorated DIY mason jar solar lights! There are so many creative ways to customize mason jars!
DIY mason jar night light with glitter
Because the batteries on solar mason jar lids can light up for 8-12 hours, it’s an easy way to make DIY mason jar night lights for your indoors and outdoors. Add some glitter to make them extra magical!
Magical glow in the dark mason jars
Can these little glass jars contain a whole galaxy or 1a hundred fireflies? Just have to include these last two, although they are not DIY tutorials! The secret is glow-in-the-dark paint ( source).
These mason jar solar lights are filled with string lights, and you can hang them in you backyard!
DIY botanical mason jar lanterns
Here are some easy mason jar craft ideas! Make beautiful mason jar oil lanterns using vegetable oil and water, tutorial here.
Another variation is to use candles and herbs to make mason jar table lamps / summer citronella candles
Next, let’s look at some stunning DIY holiday mason jar lights!
Add leaves and flowers to mason jar lanterns
Faux leaves and flowers can add lovely details! These batter powered LED string lights or Christmas lights would be perfect for the decoupages leaf jar table lamps or the hanging mason jar vases. (Source: Leaf Jar here, flower jar here. Thanks to our reader who helped finding them! )
Painted and frosted mason jar lights
Since everyday is Valentine’s day, make the chalkboard paint mason jar candles any time here at HeartLoveAlways! These would also be great as mason jar solar lights!
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Stenciled mason jar lanterns
Snowy mason jars for winter and Christmas
DIY tinted mason jars
Make mason jar lanterns with colored glow by tinting them with food coloring and ModPodge! If you live outside United States and can’t find Modpodge, you can use a non-toxic glue that dries clear. Lanterns from Etsy, tutorial from SimplyDarrling.
Have a magical day! See you next week! 🙂