In the last few years, my interests have evolved from fashion DIYs to a mix of interiors and fashion. My interior designer boyfriend has had some influence over this shift as he is always coming across some super cool DIY ideas for the spaces he designs. I don’t always get to participate but in one of his recent projects, I got the chance to get DIYing these mason jar lights! Read on to see how to make your own.
plug in light fixtures with a 25w bulb
super glue that dried clear
1. Start by cleaning the jar and then adding some glue around the top. Use the skewer to spread the glue about two thirds of the way down.
2. Start wrapping the mason jar with rope. Make sure to wrap the rope tightly and press down.
3. Once you get to the edge of the glue, snip the end. Add some extra glue to the end and press down to secure.
4. Take the top of the mason jar lid off. Hopefully the light fixture will fit properly inside the lid, if it doesn’t you may have to glue it in to keep it secure. We used 25w bulbs for this project so they don’t heat up too much, I left one on all day and it didn’t heat the jar up at all. I would perhaps also suggest drilling holes into the lid if you want to use a brighter bulb so the heat can escape, but it’s probably easier to use a low wattage bulb. Place light fixture into the mason jar and screw on the lid. You’re done!
Geneva Vanderzeil is an author and the founder of A Pair & A Spare, a lifestyle website dedicated to an adventurous and colourful life where she shares daily DIY projects, travel guides and interiors inspiration. You can follow her day to day via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter