If there’s one simple product that’s the favorite of every DIYer out there, it’s mason jars. There’s just so many different things they can become, including beautiful lanterns for your outdoor living spaces!
In the following VIDEO, you’ll get the see just how simple it is to make beautiful DIY mason jar lanterns that can add charm to virtually every space. If you want a step-by-step guide to follow along with, just take a look below:
We’ve also outlined the 12 incredible simple steps you’ll need to go through! From beginning to end, we’ve got this incredible DIY mason jar project covered…
1. The Materials
Here you have a look at all the materials you’ll need to complete this project; as you can see, it’s not that much!
2. Getting the Socket
Naturally, you’ll need a light socket in order to build your DIY mason-jar lanterns! These DIYers recommend the cheap ones at IKEA!
3. Starting Out
After pulling apart your mason jar, the first thing you’ll do is trace an outline of the socket onto the mason jar cap.
4. Making the Hole
You’re using that outline, obviously, to create your hole! These DIYers recommend creating small holes with a hammer and nails to make something that you can easily punch out.
5. Pulling It Out
Once you have the hole perforated, you can make a hole in the center of the circle. You use this hole to gain leverage with a pair of pliers.
6. An Optional Step
If you’d really like the socket to blend in with the lid, you can use a metallic spray paint!
7. An Important Step
You still have to do more with the lid before you can move on. It’s necessary to perforate holes around the outside of the lid so that heat can escape from the lantern.
8. Putting It Through
Once you have your lids set up, it’s time to put the socket through them. It may take a little work depending upon the size of the hole you made.
9. Attaching the Lid
In order to keep the lid attached to the socket, you’ll use the ring, which would normally be used to attach a lampshade.
10. Twisting a Light Bulb
After that, it’s time to put in your light! You can use whatever kind you’d like, but the long, thin one that these DIYers have selected is beautiful.
11. Screwing It All Together
With the light attached, you put the lid on top of the mason jar, and then use the mason jar’s ring to put it all together!
12. The Finished Product
And that’s it! You’ll end up with a beautiful mason-jar lantern that looks like this. The only question that remains is: “Where will you hang it?”