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This is So Easy!
Here’s a low-cost DIY project with maximum impact – mason jar pendant lights.
To create this stylish look, all you need for each hanging fixture is a mason jar, a hanging lamp kit (like these), spray paint, hammer and nail, and for a vintage look an Edison bulb.
First, you have to make an opening in the mason jar lid for the socket to fit through. Using the socket as a template, mark the lid and then hammer holes all around the circle you drew. Leave some space between the nail holes (image below). Then go around again, making another set of holes in between the first holes.
Now that it’s well perforated, the center should pop out easily with a well-aimed hammer blow. (Or if you happen to have tin snips handy, you can hammer a nail hole in the center of the template for the opening, snip from the hole up to the circle you drew, and cut it out that way.) Watch out for sharp edges! Hammer two extra holes to the right and left of the opening for ventilation.
Insert the socket through the hole and screw on the shade ring from underneath. Tape off the wire near the socket and the canopy and spray paint. When it’s dry, screw in your bulb, then the mason jar, and you’re done!
This easy-to-make mason jar project looks great on its own, or you can make three of them and hang them clustered together at different heights (top image), or evenly spaced out all in a row. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong!