How to Make DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

If want a lighting fixture that won't cost you an arm, try making your our own! With some creativity and basic handy-man skills why not build your own chandelier made from mason jars. Even under a tight budget, you can make this and add a personal touch in your dining or living room.

Steps

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    Find a good plank of wood. This will be mounted on your ceiling and will be the place where you will have your chandelier lights suspended. You can use an old shelf or just purchase one.
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    Visualize your project. Determine how many lights you need. Make some measurements where you intend to mount your chandelier.
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    Grab a sandpaper or better yet a grinder to smooth the surface of the plank.
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    Buy a roll of wooden self adhesive furniture sticker.
    • Cover the whole surface of the plank with the furniture sticker.
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    • Cut to size and leave no air bubbles on the surface.
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    Get your Mason Jars. Depending on your measurements, determine how many jars you will use on this project.
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    Remove the caps.
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    Mark the center of the cap.
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    Drill through the lids of the jars.
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    Obtain a metal tube where the electrical wire can pass through the jar lids. Use whatever is more accessible to you, you can use an old lampshade holder. cut them into pieces and use a nut to lock them in place.
    • Apply adhesive on the cap.
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    • Insert the metal tube on the hole on top of the cap.
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    • Thread the nut on the tube and stick it on the cap with adhesive.
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    Buy a lighting kit. The number of kits depends on how many jars you will use.
    • Cut the ends where the plugs are.
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    • Insert the wires through the jar lids.
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    • You can secure the lighting kit by applying strong adhesive on it or simply tie the wire into a knot.
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    Buy your light bulbs. Make sure you get 25 watts only. so it won't heat it too much and crack the jars.
    • Screw the bulbs into your lighting kit.
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    • Screw the jars to the lids.
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    • Repeat the process in making the jar lighting, depending how many you intend to use.
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    Grab you plank of wood once more and make measurements, mark the place wherein you're going to make holes where the wire will pass through.
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    Drill the holes. Make sure they are equally distant from each other.
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    Insert the wires through the holes you made.
    • Tie the wires into a knot on the other side of the plank, this will help the jars securely suspended.
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    Call an electrician for the wiring, if you have basic knowledge about electrical stuff simply do a series connection.
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    Attach the end of wires to a power source.
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    Drill four holes in every corner of the plank. get a long concrete screw and mount your chandelier.
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    You're done, for a tight budget you now have a new centerpiece for your dining or living room!

Warnings

  • Never attempt to do electrical wiring unless you are a trained electrician. In some countries and states it is illegal to attempt interior electrical work without a license and use wirenut for the insulation do not use any local electrical tape because many electrical tape was not heat resistance make sure the insulation was safe and the electrical tape was passed in UL listed before use.

Things You'll Need

  • Mason jars
  • Pendant light fixtures
  • Electrician
  • Light bulbs
  • Electric drill
  • Marker
  • Pliers
  • Clear drying glue
  • Threaded tube and nut
  • Plank of wood

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