DIY Mason Jar Pendant Lights

I spotted these beautiful things in the (oddly decorated, but hey) window at ABC Carpet & Home. I am not allowed to go into ABC Carpet & Home (my wallet says so), so I couldn’t examine them more closely…but through the glass, they looked quite gorgeous. I have this fantasy of one day creating a light fixture of various pendant lights hung at different heights. It would look like this:

That one’s from Pottery Barn. Here’s another view:


But rather than spend the hundreds of dollars required for a pre-made fixture…you know what I think I’m going to do? Take a shot at DIY-ing a jar pendant light or (if I’m feeling extra-capable) the more elaborate one pictured above. I’m not kidding; bear with me here.

I did some research online, and it is totally possible to create light fixtures out of Mason jars – you just pick up a hanging lamp kit and a ceiling light plate (and of course some jars) and punch holes in the lids big enough to fit the lamp cords through. Then you drill holes in the ceiling plate and feed through the cords, adjusting them to the desired length. You (or at least I) will probably need an electrician’s help to get the thing installed in the ceiling, but that’s really it. And you can create a single hanging pendant without a ceiling plate – just buy a cord kit and affix it to the ceiling fixture you already have.

This project, however, will probably have to wait until I have a dining room capable of holding aforementioned gorgeously rustic farmhouse table and (knockoff) Ghost chairs; the effect just isn’t the same atop my Formica.

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