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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

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Mason Jar Decorating Ideas

Mason Jar CenterpieceBudget Tip of the Day: Mason Jar Centerpiece

If you need to dress up a table in a hurry and on a budget, a mason jar centerpiece is the way to go.  Chances are you’ve already got a few jars on hand, so you can pull this together quickly.  All you need is a mason jar, candles, and sand or stones.  You can find all these items at the dollar store.  Simply fill your jar with sand to your preferred height and nestle a candle into the middle.  That’s it!  Something this simple looks so fabulous.  Try giving these more impact by grouping a few together in varying heights, or line a bunch together to create a beautiful runner down the center of your table.  You can even skip the sand all together and just stick to candles of varying heights in each jar.  This no-fuss mason jar centerpiece will bring a touch of class and elegance to any table without breaking the bank.

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Mason Jar Centerpiece

Mason Jar Centerpiece

Mason Jar Decorating Ideas

Twine Wrapped Mason Jar

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Budget Tip of the Day: Twine Wrapped Mason Jar

Mason jars make lovely vases and look great as is with any arrangement.  For an extra fun decorating idea, try wrapping one in twine to give it more interest and texture.  Twine is very cheap and can be found in most stores, even the dollar store.  Working in small sections, attach the twine to the base of the jar using a hot glue gun. Slowly work your way around, pressing each layer nice and snug against the one below it.  A simple, cheap, and lovely addition to your decor.

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Twine Wrapped Mason Jar

Mason Jar Decorating Ideas

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

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Budget Tip of the Day: Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Here is an easy mason jar decorating idea that takes just minutes to make. It’s super easy to turn any jar into a lovely soap dispenser for your kitchen or bathroom. There are many shops that sell these, but you can make it yourself for a lot cheaper. You will need a jar with lid, soap dispenser, and a drill. Drill a hole in the center of the lid about a half inch wide. You want the hole to fit the width of your dispenser, but you want it to be snug so it’s not loosely spinning around. Make sure your pump is long enough to reach the bottom of the jar. If it’s too long, just cut it to size. Fill you mason jar with soap, insert the pump, and enjoy washing your hands. Try using a jar you already have and a dispenser from an old bottle you no longer use. Final cost: FREE!

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Mason Jar Decorating Ideas

Mason Jar Decorating Ideas

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Budget Tip of the Day: Mason Jar Storage

Mason jars are so much fun to use when decorating your home. There are so many uses and, most likely, you already have a bunch sitting in your cupboards. If not, then head to any thrift store and you’ll find plenty to choose from. It’s time to put all those jars to use this week with these mason jar decorating ideas.

Mason jars make the perfect storage container for a variety of reasons. They are functional, very cheap, clear, and pretty to look at, and can be used in nearly any room of your home. Use them in the kitchen to store dry goods in your pantry or create a display piece by placing on open shelves. In the bathroom, use them to corral make-up brushes, soaps, cotton balls, and more. Get organized in your office space and use them to store pens/pencils, paperclips, and rubber bands. Or fill them with thread, beads, and ribbon in your craft space. The options are endless. So what are you waiting for? Pull out your old jars or pick up some cheap ones at any thrift store and start getting organized today.

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Mason Jar Decorating IdeasMason Jar Decorating Ideas

Mason Jar Decorating Ideas

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Mason Jar Decorating Ideas

To make these office jars just glue or screw each lid to your shelf, fill with supplies, and screw the jar in place.  Easy peasy!