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Mason Jar Pendant Light

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Budget Tip of the Day: Mason Jar Pendant Light

Here is a mason jar decorating idea that is sure to make any spot in your home extra special. Turn an ordinary mason jar into a fabulous pendant light. These sell for about $200 each, but you can make your own for just a few bucks. It’s not too complicated, but I do recommend having an electrician do the final installation.
Here is what you’ll need:

  • Pendant light cords (ikea sells these for about $4 a piece)
  • Mason jar and lid
  • Light bulbs (low wattage)

Drill or cut a hole in your lid just large enough to fit the light cord through. Feed the cord through the hole, attach your bulb, and screw the lid shut. The tension of the cord will keep the light bulb in place. That’s it! Make sure you have a professional install your new light. It’s never a good idea to mess with electrical stuff and always better to be safe. Don’t these look great! And let’s not forget about the awesome price tag.

What are your mason jar decorating ideas? I am obsessed with these jars and am amazed at all the cool things they can be used for.

Mason Jar Pendant Light

Image via Our Homemade Life


  1. Rachel Henry says:

    I’m not 100% sure on this, but I did read that these kind of lights can be dangerous, as they don’t allow the heat from the light to escape, and could explode. What I was reading said that they would be great if you could get some ventilation. Thoughts?

  2. Heidi says:

    I did think about that too. I have not actually done this one, but I’ve talked to a friend who has. She said you need to make sure to use a very low wattage bulb. She hasn’t had any problems with it. I’m guessing it’s probably best to put this in a place where it doesn’t need to be turned on all the time. That would probably minimize the risks a bit more. Definitely something to be careful about. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Tiffany Sizemore says:

    I am eyeing these for my new house under construction…and enjoy the fact that I can save 100′s of dollars by doing this myself. 9I did something very silimar last year for my wedding with a few hundred collected jars but with battery powered candles!) A few of the professionally made ones I’ve seen have small holes drilled through the top of the lid to allow heat to escape which is what I plan on doing.

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