Have ya’ll snagged a recent catalogue from Pottery Barn this season? Looks like everything that was out in the barn is now coming inside the home! Lots of rich textures, rusty fixtures and rustic lighting. Seems like a new spin on what used to be categorized as “country.” I hear more and more terms like “modern country” and “industrial vintage.” However you want to label this look, I love it and with the right mix it can steer clear of being trendy and just be timeless.
I spotted these awesome mason jar light pendants on the Pottery Barn website and then started spotting them on other sites like Ebay and Etsy. I’ve wanted to replace the horrible florescent tubing light fixture that was placed above our kitchen sink with something more unique, yet casual. I remembered that I had purchased a small lot of old, blue mason jars at an auction once. I started combing the house, looking in every closet and every cabinet for those cuties but of course they disappeared! Oh darn…just another excuse to hit up some of my favorite antique shops to look for that perfect old blue jar!
My husband was convinced that he could save me the $65-$100 that these mason jar light pendants can cost, so we started plotting on how we could create one of these adorable light fixtures ourselves.
The Right Tools
Here’s the list of supplies we used for our light:
- 1 large antique mason jar ($8.00)
- 1 Edison light bulb ($5.00)
- 1 single light pendant light fixture kit (by Westinghouse, in Oil Rubbed Bronze, available at Home Depot) ($15.00)
- 1 Hole Saw
- Wire Strippers
- Power Drill
Total Cost of the project = $28.00
How to Make a Mason Jar Light Pendant
Step 1: Use a hammer and a screwdriver to break the glass that is in the galvanized lid of your mason jar.
Step 2: Use a hole saw to cut a hole in the galvanized metal lid to your mason jar that is equal to the size of your lamp holder.
Step 3: Attach the metal lid to the lamp fitter.
Step 4: Screw the Edison light bulb in to the light pendant and place the jar onto the lid.
You’re done! I think the entire project took about 30 minutes. And it’s super cute and matches our cottage style kitchen. If you’ve made one of these light pendants or something similar, drop a note and tell me about it!
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