How to: Make DIY Industrial Mason Jar Pendant Lights

created at: 02/18/2013

I find lighting to be one of the more difficult parts of creating a masculine or industrial interior, especially when it comes to DIY projects. While you can

sometimes find older lamps at secondhand shops, those that still work with up-to-date wiring can be pretty pricey, and usually more accent pieces than functional ways to light your space. (If you know of other great tricks, please let us know in the comments)

So, I love this DIY mason jar lighting project. While it's not the first time I (or likely you) have seen the lamp kit attached to the glass jar trick, this example shows you how important the details canbe. By sourcing the right lamp kit, spray painting the lid and fixture a warm copper, and using an industrial bulb, Tom and Brit took this technique from Pinterest-chic to something timeless that would work well in lots of homes, especially those with masculine elements.

created at: 02/18/2013

I love the trick of using a hammer and nail to make a perforated score line to cut out the larger circle in the jar lid. A great technique for those without a bunch of tools. 

The instructions are in Dutch, but the photos are fantastic and very clear, and Google Translate will take care of the rest.

Check it out: DIY Jar Lamp [Woonblog]