Craft Your Style Make a DIY Pendant Light From a Mason Jar

Published on August 16th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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Make a DIY Pendant Light from a Mason Jar

Make a DIY Pendant Light From a Mason Jar

Got an old mason jar hanging around? Turn it into a pretty DIY pendant light with this video tutorial.

The ever-awesome Sorry Girls show you how to transform an old mason jar into a cute DIY lighting solution in this four-minute video. They use a light kid from IKEA, but if you don’t have an IKEA near you, you can find light kits on Amazon for under $10.

My favorite part of the tute below is their neat trick for punching a hole in the mason jar lid, so that you can fit the light kit through. No drill required! Check it out:

Are you reading this at work, where you can’t really watch the video? Don’t worry! We won’t tell. What we’ll do instead is provide the materials list, so you can hit the store on the way home and make this simpe DIY pendant light this afternoon!

DIY Pendant Light Materials

+ large mason jar

+ light kit

+ light bulb (save some energy with a CFL or LED bulb!)

+ hammer and nails

+ pliers

+ spray paint (optional)

More Mason Jar Goodness

DIY Beehive in a Mason Jar
Mason Jar Lid Picture Frame
Glitter Mason Jar Centerpieces
Educational Mason Jar Seed Starter Pots


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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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