If you need elegant-looking lighting without having to spend big money, here’s one DIY project you might want to try. Indoor or outdoor, these lights are beautiful.
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You’ll need these materials:
- Mason jar
- The socket you want to put the jar on
- A plastic or metal ring that fits your socket (to secure your jar lid to the socket)
- Light bulb (warm white)
- A nail or wood screw
And these tools:
- A pen, pencil, or marker
- A hammer
- A flat head screwdriver
Choose the size of your socket and light bulb depending on the jars that you have. Make sure that the bulb would not be too close to the glass.
Trace the socket.
Punch holes along the circle, using hammer and a nail or whatever tool you have to make those holes.
Punch holes around the circle for ventilation.
Using hammer and flat head screwdriver, cut out the center of the lid.
Then use scissors to cut on the remaining bit.
It’s not going to be pretty and that’s okay, as long as the hole doesn’t get too big for your socket.
Now insert the socket on the hole.
If the hole is still too small for the socket, you can use the pliers to adjust the lid where your socket doesn’t fit. But if you were able to push the socket through without difficulty that the lid cannot even hold it, it’s probably fine as long as the ring of your socket can hold the lid and socket together. See above image.
When everything is well in place, you can now attach the light bulb and the jar.
Now you’re ready to hang it and turn it on!