DIY Mason Jar Lamp (AKA the Coffee Bean Lamp)

Well, we survived the move and we are getting all settled in!  I can’t wait to get my craft room up and running (but first, it desperately needs better lighting!!)  I haven’t gotten a chance to do much DIY beyond unpacking – which is definitely not the fun kind, LOL.  But I still have a quick-and-easy project I want to share with you today!

This is a project that I shared over at Crafts Unleashed a few weeks back – a fun tutorial on how to turn a canning jar/mason jar into a lamp.  It’s perfect for any skill level because all you need to know how to do is screw a lid on a jar, really!  You can personalize it any way you like and assembly is quick and painless.

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I am going to leave the link below to the adapter I used from, because you may want to know exactly where I found it if you think this is a project that you would like to try!  I don’t make any commission or anything if you decide to buy something, but I did get these products for free so that I could design this project for the Crafts Unleashed blog.

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  • Canning Jar (I used a 32-oz wide-mouth jar because that’s what size I have on my craft shelf right now, but a different size will yield a different look.)
  • Canning Jar Lamp Adapter (they are also available in a small mouth size)
  • Small Lamp Shade (and a bulb, of course)
  • Filling of Your Choice – (I used a bag of whole coffee beans, but the sky is the limit for filling your jar!)

The adapter makes this project seriously so easy that it hardly qualifies as a tutorial.  It’s a one-step deal: just fill your jar, and screw on the adapter.

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Then, add your shade and bulb, and it’s ready for use!

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I love the look of the coffee beans in mine – for one, I am of the firm opinion that coffee helps in every situation, and the warm brown tones blend right into my decor.

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The design makes it easily adaptable, though – use what matches your taste and your decor.  You can even change it up each season, if you want!

What ideas do you have for making your own lamp from a mason jar?  Leave a comment, I’d love to hear your take on this project!



  1. Kirsten says

    I love this! I’m a sucker for anything using mason jars :) Hope the move is going well!

  2. says

    Adrianne, I didn’t know that they had canning jar lid lamp adapters! That would definitely make this project super easy! I’ll have to stop over at consumer crafts and order a kit! :D

  3. says

    How adorable! I’ve used coffee beans to surround candles in a jar but have never thought of this! Very clever use of coffee beans.

  4. says

    So fun! The coffee beans are a wonderful look! I would be in trouble though because I already crave a mocha or latte way too much of the time. This might send me over the edge ;) I can think of so many things that would look great in the jar though. Great idea!

  5. Carrie says

    Seriously?! I didn’t know there was such a thing like this adapter! That totally makes it way easier. Thanks for the inside details!

  6. Donna says

    We’re can you get the adapters Home Depot don’t have them just curious I want to do this so badly. Thanks for any help!!

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  9. Angela says

    I have a question I was going to make this light and I bought the canning jar lamp adapter but I am having problems founding lampshade. All the lamp shades that I fould clip on the light bulb it doesnt work since it is regular light bulb. Can you please help me out

    ANgela GAble

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