DIY Mason Jar Light!


When I finished our Screen Porch Makeover I thought I had plenty of light with the outdoor chandelier but I was wrong! I like to have my quiet time on the porch before the sun comes up and there just wasn't enough light to read. So I came up with the absolute easiest light in the world using everyone's favorite thing, Mason Jars! Adding some tiny white lights, twine wire, burlap ribbon and a great wall hook
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I needed just a little more light on the screen porch and thought I'd try to do one with everyone's favorite thing: the Mason Jar!
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Using grapevine twine wire, I made hangers for the widemouth jars (full tutorial on my blog).
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I added back the twist tops without the lids to keep the wire in place.
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I found this rustic swinging set of hooks from Hobby Lobby--they were perfect for hanging the light!
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Adding a bit of burlap ribbon to a couple of the jars helped lengthen them, creating a cluster shape. The burlap also softens the look.
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The Husband attached an adapter to our existing porch light, making the lights controllable from a switch--but you could easily use an extension cord. This makes a perfect light for my early morning quiet time reading.
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All Things Heart and Home

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  • Tammy
    on Dec 6, 2018

    I love this and I think it’s beautiful but perhaps Hometalk.com has it misrepresented as using a string of Christmas lights when you used a strand of fairy lights. I do love it though. I have battery operated fairy lights but using 3 AA batteries per strand which don’t last long and a 40$ hook minimum if you can one, is too expensive for me. But I do love it!

    • Tammy
      on Dec 6, 2018

      That comment of mine, smh, I want to remove but I can’t! It’s just too negative and I apologize. This is just absolutely beautiful and such a great idea!

  • Jeanne Martin
    on Jan 16, 2019

    I'm definitely doing this outside my garage door, both sides. I rent and there are no lights outside my garage. I found nifty hooks that fit into vinyl siding (no damage!) so I just need to make or find a hook that sticks out a little from the wall. I already have the solar inserts for mason jars. Thanks for the idea! I've been searching for months for two sconces I could convert to solar to no avail....but I like the look of this much better.

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