How To Make Mason Jar Wall Sconces

Maura White
by Maura White
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I love this time of year because you can find Christmas lights everywhere! I love these twinkly lights and want to keep them up all winter. That is one reason why I made this mason jar sconce so that I could have "fairy lights" displayed way past Christmas-time!
What You'll Need For Your Mason Jar Wall Sconce: Natural Craft Blank Wood Sign - I found mine at Joann Fabrics that I cannot find a link for you online. I did find similar ones here on Amazon. Floral Garden Reindeer Moss Mason jar - 32 oz Liquid White Glue - like Elmers Drill with 3/8" drill bit Liquid Fusion Clear Urethane Glue Hot Glue Gun Twine String of Fairy Lights (and batteries needed for the lights) I personally prefer the "warm" white compared to the bright white. But I did use bright white for this project and in the pictures because its what I had on hand. There are other color options available as well. The first thing you need to do to start your project is to drill a 3/8" hole into you wood slab. You will want to drill this right where the top of the mason jar will go on the wood slab. This hole is for the string of lights to thread through. The size of the hole can vary a bit depending on the type of lights you use. This hole will eventually be covered by green moss so you should not be able to see it on the finished product.
After you have your hole drilled, you will want to cover your slab with some green reindeer moss. I ordered one package of this floral reindeer moss and it was enough to cover 2 sconces with some left over. Simply just apply a generous amount of white glue all over your slab. Then spread out and apply the moss until it covers the wood slab the way you like it. One thing to note is to keep the center of the wood slab (where the jar will be glued on) covered with a "barely there" layer with plenty of wood showing through, or the Liquid Fusion adhesive we use for the jar will not stick to the wood slab. Shake off any access moss that isn't sticking and let the rest of the moss dry onto the slab. I waited over night - but if you want to do this in one day, then wait 20 minutes or so for the glue to be mostly dry.
After your moss is sticking to your wood and dry, go ahead and feed your string of lights in through the back.
Want to see the final product all lit up? GO HERE! I have another cute mason jar DIY - Mason Jar Vase With Puffy Paint Flourishes
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