Mason Jars are good quality glass that have stood the test of time for canning those veggies and jams, but they also have other uses that could turn them into cash for your pocket!
Make something really cool from these plain jars and they may just be the star at your next craft show. Yes they are glass so be careful carting them around and have tissue paper for wrapping them to sold customers, but here is the basic idea behind the mason jar light that doesn't need any electricity and would look awesome on a patio, table, or as a centerpiece. Hope the videos below gets you inspired!
Dollar store or online
You can check the dollar store or reuse it center for the glass candlesticks or get creative with different base ideas. I have found the other supplies online below:
To keep your costs down, try searching out mason jars at garage sales, relatives basements, estate sales, and reuse it centers or thrift stores. Put them through the dishwasher to get them super clean and make sure they are totally dry before using. The above craft requires the lid as part of the project so find ones complete with the lids or invest in a box of new ones above.
mason jar light with lid adapter
This craft is a plug in standard lamp, but instead of messing around with wiring kits and cutting holes into the lids, you can simply buy the adapter lid online (below video). This makes it safer and easier to get creative with whatever you do to the jar whether you distress it, or leave it clear and fill with glass marbles, stones, or themed items as in the video. Purchase a cool looking lampshade and you can ask top dollar for this lamp or make it for gifts.
You can create your lamp in no time without fuss or worry about the electrics as you simply switch out the original lid for this lid which is designed especially for these projects. You can then fill the glass with all kinds of craft ideas or themes or get really creative with a lamp shade. You could also distress or paint the glass and find a unique lampshade at a thrift store or reuse center to really give it a "shabby chic" look.
So instead of spending your time wiring, invest in the lid (which are a good price online) and get to work on the rest.
how to make a mason jar fairy light
These are really cool and so beautiful when done. You can use any kind of die cuts, they don't have to be fairies, but I thought the fairy idea was cute. You can create your own and print onto card stock or you can purchase them already to go online (below the video).
These have battery operated flickering tea lights to really add this beautiful ambiance and to give the realistic look of flame. So make sure to use the flickering style to really give the jar movement.
You can use any jar for this project, but the mason jar works well because it gives you easier access to the inside. You can paint the inside as she has done in the video or another option is to modge podge tissue paper on the outside with some glitter too. You can decorate these in so many ways.
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