Take those canning jars and create a new unique look with this charming chandelier project.
Who would have ever looked at a Mason jar — a mere glass container used almost exclusively for home canning … First, use brad nails and wood glue to join all the pieces. Garden Jar Chandelier:
Come on, how could we exclude mini mason jars from this scene?
There is something so pretty about mason jars lit up inside with candles. Using little LED lights inside makes it a safe adornment for your outdoor or indoor decor, adding a boost of light for your parties and meals. This would look great hanging from the eaves of your patio, in your kitchen, or even above your bed in your new KB home.
It is super easy to do. Here is what you need:
1. 8 lengths of chain (4′ long each) – see if the hardware helper will cut it for you.
2. 8 hooks, which are like S hooks only completely closed
3. 2 eye hooks
4. Canning rack
5. Pint size canning jars
6. light steel wire
7. Tools: pliers, wire cutter
First thing to do is to take the handles off of your canning rack. It should hold 7 jars (6 around sides and 1 in the middle). Your lights simple set inside each jar.
Second, using your steel wire, loop it around the outside of each jar and twist it back onto the rack to ensure each jar is somewhat secure. For the middle jar, loop the wire around the top lip and then secure it across to each side. Don’t worry about it being noticed, the wire is very fine and unnoticeable.
Next, secure your eye hook into the ceiling or patio roof where you want your chandelier to hang and then manhandle your chain into place. Open the last end loop of your chain and re-close it around your chandelier rack in four balanced spots and your hanging system should be stable.
Last, open your 8 hook and attach the open end of all 4 chains to one loop. Hang the whole apparatus onto the eye hook with the other loop. There you go, doesn’t it look fabulous?
When you have everything ready, it takes less than an hour to put this together. You can find used canning jars at yard sales and thrift stores. Or save time and just buy new ones. We also suggest using LED tea-lights. Go ahead and make two or three for your outdoor patio, these are so adorable, more will only look better.
Originally found on ThisLittleMama