17 BEST DIY Mason Jar Lights and Ideas
How to Make Mason Jar Lights
While there are a ton of different ways to use mason jars around the house and all sorts of mason jar crafts you can try out, one of my favorite pieces of homemade decor is DIY mason jar lights. There are so many different ways you can create and display them, and they have a vintage-like feel that is just awesome.
Best of all, making your own DIY jar lights isn’t actually all that difficult. It will require a bit of time of course, but learning how to make mason jar lights is as simple as following the mason jar lighting ideas and tutorials below. Pick one that you like, and give it a go!
1. Mason Jar Fairy Lantern
Mason jar fairy lights are pretty popular and I totally understand why: they’re so mystical looking! They would make for a great piece of home decor, a nightlight, or a homemade gift.
2. Vanity Light
This is a really cool way to transform a plain old light fixture into something with a bit of personality! This project is actually a lot easier than it looks too.
3. Citronella Torches
Here’s a simple craft with a lot of functionality. Citronella torches provide light and they keep the bugs away at night! You can either hang these or set them down on a table.
4. Solar Mason Jar Lights
These DIY mason jar lights are super neat as they use solar lids for the lighting. The glass beads on the outside create a really cool atmospheric glow too.
5. Hanging Solar Lights
This craft actually uses solar lights from the dollar store which is really clever and cost-effective. Being able to hang them is also a really nice touch.
6. Mummy Mason Jar Lights
Get into the spooky spirit with these awesome (and adorable) mummy mason jar lights! I love a good Halloween DIY.
7. Blue Mason Jar Lights
Here’s a very simple set of DIY jar lights that will go great somewhere in your home. The jars have a subtle blue tint on them which adds a ton of character.
8. Frosty Night Light
This mason jar nightlight looks unreal! The blue paint gives the jar a magical looking frosty glow when the lights are turned on.
9. Patriotic Mason Jar Light Centerpiece
Do you host a yearly 4th of July party? Make this patriotic mason jar centerpiece once and you can reuse it every year!
10. Table Lamp
Of all the mason jar lighting ideas on this list, I think this is the only one where the lights aren’t actually inside the mason jar. This thing is a fully functional table lamp!
11. Light-Up Halloween Jars
These Halloween-themed lanterns would look amazing next to the mummy mason jars above! There are so many different ways to customize these as well.
12. Mason Jar Wall Lanterns
If you want to add a little bit of a rustic feel to your home, these mason jar wall lanterns are perfect. They’re quite easy to make too!
13. Mason Jar Monogram Light
If you want to create a sort of light-up sign with your mason jars, this is the way to do it! You’ll need several mason jars though so make sure you have enough – you can always buy extra on Amazon.
14. Hanging DIY Mason Jar Lights
Here’s another set of hanging mason jar lights, but these ones aren’t solar powered. They’re really easy to make though and can be hung almost anywhere.
15. Techo Tiki Torch Lights
These DIY tiki-torch jar lights require some more complex parts and a bit of soldering but if you follow the guide, you should be able to get it done! It’s worth it too as these jar lights can change colors, strobe, and do all sorts of other cool things.
16. Table Lamp
This is SUCH a cool mason jar lighting idea. Once you’ve built the base of the lamp, you can switch out different colored mason jars onto it for a completely different color and feel.
17. Constellation Jar
Last but not least, one of the most creative DIY mason jar lights ever. I’ve seen similar constellation lights being sold in stores but why buy one of those when you can make something better yourself?
Which DIY Mason Jar Lights Are Your Favorite?
I think the constellation light idea is just genius! I think I would put one of them in my room and fall asleep as I watch the “stars”.
Before you go, let me know in the comments which mason jar lighting ideas are your favorite. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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