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.
I am going to leave the link below to the adapter I used from consumercrafts.com, 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.
- 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.
Then, add your shade and bulb, and it’s ready for use!
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.
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!