If you love mason jars you’ll want to check out this Mason Jar Lamp Tutorial! If you love crafts, this is an adorable way to showcase your collections. I personally have a deep love for seashells, so I piled some into the mason jar for this lamp. But whatever you collect, whatever your hobby, this is a great way to personalize a lamp… and it’s an easy DIY lamp project too.
You only need a few items to make your own mason jar lamp.
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- Mason Jar
- Drill with a large drill bit (needs to be larger than the base of your socket in your lamp kit)
- Lamp lighting kit
- Lamp Shade
You can purchase a lamp lighting kit at your hardware store, craft store, or online (click the link above).
How to Turn a Mason Jar into a Lamp
I hope these instructions are easy for you. I think this is such a fun and easy DIY Mason Jar Lamp. You can pick whatever size mason jar you want to use. Your local thrift store is a great place to find mason jars too.
Drill a Hole
The first step is to drill a hole in your mason jar lid that is large enough to slide the base of the light socket through it. You won’t really see the hole, so no need for the hole to look pretty, but you can always cover it with painter’s tape prior to drilling to keep the hole cleaner.
Mason Jar Ring
Then slip the mason jar ring and the decorative base over the end of the socket.
Attaching the Lamp Kit
Finally, slip the mason jar lid onto the end of the lamp socket by inserting the end of the socket through the hole you just drilled. Finish by twisting on the washer and nut.
Assembling the Mason Jar Lamp
Screw the mason jar lid to the glass jar and twist on your mason jar lid ring to complete your beautiful lamp.
Super easy, right!!! Now how will you decorate your lamp? You can show off your style with your lampshade and what you put inside your mason jar for display. It’s ready for a light bulb and all you need to do is plug in the cord and you’ve created a beautiful lamp.
What Will You Fill Your Lamp With?
This lamp is in my oldest daughter’s bedroom on her bedside table. I filled the base with seashells to fit in her beachy bedroom and I think I’m going to finish it with a burlap shade. Here are some other ideas to fill your mason jar with.
- acorns (in the fall)
- wine corks (from special occasions)
- small pinecones (in the fall or winter)
- smooth rocks
So many options you can do with this easy lamp tutorial.