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Mason Jar Lamp Tutorial

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If you love mason jars you’ll want to check out this Mason Jar Lamp Tutorial!  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.

Mason Jar Lamp Tutorial - a great way to display things you love!

Mason Jar Lamp

You only need a few items to make your own mason jar lamp.

Mason Jar Lamp Supplies: {this post contains affiliate links for your convenience}

You can purchase a lamp lighting kit at your hardware store or online (click the link above).

How to Make a Mason Jar Lamp

lighting kit to make your mason jar lamp

Drill a hole in your mason jar lid that is large enough to slide the base of the light socket through it.

Creating your mason jar lamp

Slip the mason jar ring and the decorative base over the end of the socket.

Attaching lighting kit to the mason jar lid

Slip the mason jar lid on and follow with the washer and nut.

Attach the mason jar lid to the jar and twist on your mason jar ring.

Gorgeous mason jar lamp diy project

Super easy, right!!!

Fill your mason jar lamp with shells or other collectibles

This lamp is in my oldest daughter’s bedroom.  I filled the base with seashells to fit in her beachy bedroom.

So many options you can do with this easy lamp tutorial.

Mason Jar Lamp Tutorial an easy DIY project

Here’s some other great mason jar projects to check out:

Hanging Herb Mason Jars

Hanging Mason Jar Succulents

Mason Jar Lamp Tutorial - learn how to to make your own lamp with this easy DIY tutorial using a cute mason jar.


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  1. Please tell me what size mason jar you used. I tried it with a 24ounce and the shade hung to far down over it. Also what size shade did you use.

    1. I have a lot of small lamps you use the lightbulb after you place the shade on you screw the lightbulb in it holds the shade in place if you don’t have a small lamp you can get the small lampshade at a dollar general or any type of store similar pick one up for 5$ or less hope this helps

  2. I love this idea. I am going to make this for my kitchen and use either whole coffee beans or wine corks in place of the shells. Thank you.

  3. Hello, thank you for sharing your tutorial. I love the idea. I found a box full of mason jars last weekend at a yard sale and I was looking for some ideas to use them for crafts. And I stumbled upon your blog. I have included a link to your page from mine. I do hope that is ok. If not please let me know I will have it removed. Thank you again for the great post!
    Kind regards,

  4. Mason jars are like drop cloth, they can be used for so many different projects. This one is super cute, thanks for the tutorial 🙂                Hugs, Teresa

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