DIY Mason Jar Light

5 Materials
1 Hour

Give your boring bathroom light fixture a fun new update with this mason jar project! Try out this DIY for only about $10 and a couple hours of your time. If you're looking for more projects and home décor tips check out Elegance & Peonies!

Are you sick of looking at your plain, boring bathroom light fixture? I know I definitely was, especially when one of the glass shades broke and we didn’t get around to fixing it for months! I just couldn’t bring myself to spend money to replace something I didn’t even like. Finally I came across some gorgeous mason jar lights for sale but they were well over $100! I started thinking they couldn’t be that hard to make, and enlisted the help of my husband to turn them into a DIY project. This project can be a bit tricky with the wiring, please be careful and exercise caution.

To start the project you need to remove the light fixture from the wall. Then you are going to tape around the areas you don't want getting painted. Next you can spray paint your light fixture the colour of your choosing.

You will then draw a circle on the mason jar lid, using the ring from the current light fixture. Following this you will use a hammer and nail, or drill to cut out the circle.

Finally you will put the mason jar lids onto the existing light fixture socket, and put it back up on the wall. Then just screw in light bulbs and mason jars and you're done! You now have a beautiful new light fixture that you created!

For more detailed instructions on this project please visit my blog Elegance & Peonies.

DIY Mason jar ideas

For more creative ways to repurpose empty glass jars, discover Hometalk's best DIY Mason jar crafts here.

Suggested materials:
  • Mason Jars
  • Light Bulbs
  • Sharpie/Pen
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Alysha @ Elegance & Peonies
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Frequently asked questions
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  3 questions
  • What about vents for the heat from the light bulb to escape?
  • Do you not need to have vent holes for the heat from the bulbs to escape?
  • Susan Susan on Aug 26, 2016
    Do you glue the lids on to the sockets of the light fixture. I know that's what the hole is for but how do you keep them from slipping off?
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  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Aug 25, 2016
    Alysha inspired use of the Mason jars this looks chic, industrial and high end, I love your post thanks for sharing you must be delighted with them, hugs.
  • Gail lichtsinn Gail lichtsinn on Aug 29, 2016
    Mason Jars can be used in the freezer or a high temperature pressure canner. Its tempered glass
    • HandyGirl HandyGirl on Jun 27, 2019

      I imagine the concern is overheating the light fixture not damaging the glass. I have read warnings on certain light fixtures that have enclosed covers. There’s a special type bulb that’s intended for those lights and the bulbs somehow dissipate heat better. Also more expensive. Using the wrong bulb voids warranty on the light fixture.