Invented and patented by John Landis Mason back in 1858, the glass jar got was named after its inventor and has been used ever since to preserve food. Nowadays mason jars are still used for their main purpose and can be found in a variety of sizes as well in wide-mouth. Nowadays mason jars are becoming more and more popular for various DIY projects and one of the most common use, besides storage and canning, is making original lighting fixtures. Mason jar chandeliers have a simple vintage beauty and are often used as home decoration.
Mason jar chandeliers are an attractive decoration in the interior
Mason jar chandeliers add originality to the interior design and that is the reason why they have become so popular over the last few years. People enjoy having them for the simple look and the rustic charm. The two main types of jar chandeliers use either an electric bulb or a candle is installed in the jar. Both types of chandeliers are suitable for interior or exterior decoration. Jar chandeliers are particularly attractive outdoors at summer time. They are a good and cost effective option as porch lights as well because you can mount mason jars on the already existing porch light fixture.
DIY Mason jar chandeliers are fantastic projects
Lovers of DIY projects can create unique designs of mason jar chandeliers as everyone has a different idea and can use a different technique to construct a chandelier of their own. You can use new or already used mason jars in various ways. Mason jars are easy to find and really affordable. You can use as many jars as you want – three, five, seven or more and organize them in groups or leave them as single pendants. DIY mason jar chandeliers kits may be found in craft stores. If you follow the electrical instructions there should be no problems. In case you are not that skilled, you could always go for the tea candles option and your mason jar chandelier will add a romantic touch to your home.
DIY jar pendants in a modern dining room
An attractive decor element the chandelier adds a vintage flair to the design
Rustic style kitchen with creative lighting
Open wooden beams and mason jars lighting fixtures create the rustic atmosphere
Contemporary dining room lighting idea
Modern kitchen with a rustic flair – brick wall, wooden beams and an original chandelier