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How to Make Mason Jar Lights

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How to Make Mason Jar Lights

Crafting your very own Mason jar lights is a simple, affordable way to create a wide range of home and event accents. Whether you want to make DIY Mason jar decor for your woodland-themed interior design scheme or are in search of cute Mason jar ideas for complementing your country or rustic-inspired wedding or special event, this quick tutorial will help you make your vision a reality. You can make Mason jar lights in an assortment of unique sizes and styles to suit your particular needs. These glimmering accents make the perfect Mason jar lights for wedding centerpieces, outdoor decor, tabletop decor and much more.

What You'll Need

For these Mason jar lights, DIY-ers will find everything they need in the aisles of their favorite craft stores or online at Paper Lantern Store. For this tutorial, we'll cover making Mason jar lights with standard 16-ounce Mason jars and string lights, but the method is the same if you decide to opt for a larger or smaller style. Because we've decided to use Mason jars with handles, this tutorial is also great for those looking to learn how to make hanging Mason jar lights. The built-in handle doubles as a hanger, allowing you to suspend the jar lantern from any hook, tree or suspended wire.

1 16-Ounce Regular Mouth Clear Mason Jar
1 string of battery-powered LED string lights
Fishing wire (for hanging)

Crafting Your Mason Jar String Lights

Illuminating your Mason jar lights is super-simple and quick when you opt for the string light method. Simply remove all of the jars' lids and set aside. Make sure your string lights are well-charged before placing them inside the jar. You then want to gently bunch together the wiring in order to allow the string lights to fit through the mouth of the jar and place them inside the jar, adjusting each bulb so that it creates an all-over glow. Simply re-install the lid and you're done! If you want to make your jar lanterns easy to hang, you can tie the fishing wire or a hook around the handle portion and hoist them from a suspended wire, ceiling hook or an existing structure.