How to Make a Nautical Mason Jar Lamp in 6 Easy Steps
Add a bit of coastal style to your porch design with this DIY mason jar lamp made from affordable Dollar Store items. In no time at all, you’ll have one-of-a-kind outdoor light fixtures that bring a warm, inviting glow to your space.
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Head down to your local dollar store and grab some mason jars, wood pallets, rope, and coastal embellishments for this porch lantern project.
1. Glue pallets together
The first thing you should do with your mini pallets is hot glue two of them together. Let them sit for just a minute so they can dry.
2. Add rope
The next step is to take some rope and lay it across the back of the wood pallets you glued together.
Now flip the pallet over so the front is facing forward. Pull each side of the rope through the space just above the bottom slat. Then pass both sides of the rope over 2 slats and slip them into the next slit and towards the back again.
Now run the rope down the backside under two slats and then pull it back up through the next slit towards the front.
3. Attach the mason jar
Attach the mason jar to the pallet by adding a bead of hot glue to the back of the jar and securing it to the middle of the pallet. Line up the lip of the jar to the slat where the rope is coming out.
Once the jar is in place, grab one side of the rope and pull it tightly across the jar lip. You can secure it in place with some hot glue.
Do the same thing on the other side.
4. Knot the rope and make a bow
After placing the rope around the jar, run it down the back of the pallet under two slats and pull it out at the space just under the last slat. Now, knot the rope.
Make a cute little bow to finish off the rope. This will also be used to hang the light.
Cut the tails of the rope to whatever length you'd like and add a dab of hot glue to the ends to keep them from fraying.
5. Add embellishments
To decorate the inside of the jar, start by adding some white sand. You don’t need much.
Add some small seashells by placing them on top of the sand.
Next, add some faux seaweed. Use a pair of scissors to push the ends into the sand to keep them in place.
Now that the jar has been filled, it’s time to add some flowers. I chose some white flowers and snipped off the ends so they would lay flat on the pallet.
I added three flowers and some more of the faux seaweed with hot glue to the top of the pallet.
To finish off the coastal craft, I added a little starfish. I found a Styrofoam one that I glued to the front of the jar.
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6. Finish with fairy lights
The final step to making the new porch lights is to add some little fairy lights. I filled the jar with the string lights and then used hot glue to attach the lightbox to the back of the pallet.
Mason jar lamp: mini pallet craft project
This mason jar lantern project is a fun and budget-friendly way to enhance your porch and add a touch of coastal style to your home. The blend of materials and attractive design creates a warm and inviting ambiance in your outdoor space.
It was extremely easy to hang my nautical lights on my porch. You could also hang them by your covered front door to provide an inviting glow when guests enter your home.
I really enjoyed this porch idea and love how the lamps turned out.
My hope is that you'll be inspired to try out this elegant but simple project. You won't regret the very minimal effort you put in.
So, gather your supplies, and have fun creating a stunning lamp that perfectly captures the essence of a seaside retreat. I would love to know how your DIY Mason jar lanterns turned out, so share your creations in the comments.