Mason Jar DIY Lights Easy and Beautiful

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Do you want to see a project where I created mason jar DIY lights? I found some super cheap candle holders at a thrift store that were dated, and one was even broken. I knew with a little update and makeover they would be beautiful and look like something that came from a place like Cozy Cottage.

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Here are the original candle holders. I cleaned them up so they'd be ready for painting.

Here are the original candle holders. I cleaned them up so they’d be ready for painting.

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I painted each candle holder with Folk Art White Wood Tint using a chip brush going for a Farmhouse look. I painted on 2 coats and let them dry completely.

I painted each candle holder with Folk Art White Wood Tint using a chip brush going for a Farmhouse look. I painted on 2 coats and let them dry completely.

After they dried I added E6000 glue to the top of each candle holder.

After they dried I added E6000 glue to the top of each candle holder.

I placed mason jars on the glue on top of the candle holders. I let these dry completely.

I placed mason jars on the glue on top of the candle holders. I let these dry completely.

This is the other candle holder I found at the thrift store. It was super inexpensive, and as you can see something was missing from the top of it. I wiped the piece clean to get it ready for painting.

This is the other candle holder I found at the thrift store. It was super inexpensive, and as you can see something was missing from the top of it. I wiped the piece clean to get it ready for painting.

I painted the candle holder with Folk Art Color Shift Black/Gold Paint. I painted 2 coats on and let it dry completely.

I painted the candle holder with Folk Art Color Shift Black/Gold Paint. I painted 2 coats on and let it dry completely.

I added E6000 glue to the top of the candle holder and added a mason jar to the top of this one as well. I let it dry completely.

I added E6000 glue to the top of the candle holder and added a mason jar to the top of this one as well. I let it dry completely.

I bought solar fairy lights, and I added them to all of the mason jars. The solar panel is in the lid, so I just had to put the lights in the jar, and screw the lid on. I did this to all of the candle holders.

I bought solar fairy lights, and I added them to all of the mason jars. The solar panel is in the lid, so I just had to put the lights in the jar, and screw the lid on. I did this to all of the candle holders.

I placed my wooden candle holder by my fire place and next to a candle holder I had gotten from IKEA. I set a mason jar on top of that holder as well.

I placed my wooden candle holder by my fire place and next to a candle holder I had gotten from IKEA. I set a mason jar on top of that holder as well.

Here is the other set, and I love how the fairy lights remind me of fireflies.

Here is the other set, and I love how the fairy lights remind me of fireflies.

If you like this you might like my DIY lampshade makeover that is a mason jar lamp.

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20 Comments

  1. These turned out so cute. It’s a fun alternative to a lantern but small enough to use right on the table. Thanks for hosting.

    1. Thanks Andrea, they were so much fun to create. Love your post about shelves – we all need those. Thanks for hosting the DIY Blog Hop with us 🙂

  2. Chas, You are so creative and imaginative! I would have never thought to do this! I love your energy and your ability to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words friend. I love your luncheon post (and by the way I’m inviting myself lol) Thanks for hosting with us.

  3. Chas you are so creative! This is such a cute idea, and I love that they honor your grandparents – that’s so sweet! Thanks for hosting, and I hope you have a lovely day out there! ?

    1. You are just so sweet Barbara! I’m so excited you joined the party and I can’t wait to read your posts!

  4. I love this idea and the mason jars with lights is so brilliant!!!! Can’t wait to try this!

    1. Thank you so much Kristin 🙂 Reminds me of the fireflies/lighting bugs I use to catch as a kid. Thanks for hosting our DIY Blog Hop with us.

  5. The project came out so cute. I linked up a project I almost a year ago. My dining room set is also my grandparents. Stay safe.

  6. Thank you so much and thanks for joining our DIY Blog Hop!

  7. Love these so much! They’re very classy and elegant, I’ll have to make myself a couple for our dining room as well.

    1. Awe, love that Tarah! I’m so flattered you like them that much. Wonderful hosting this blog hop with you friend

    1. Thank you so much Anita, I appreciate it. We are enjoying them.

  8. A really cute upcycle! Another way to make cool lights!

    Thank you for sharing with Creative Compulsions!
    Michelle
    mybijoulifeonline.com

    1. Thank you so much Michelle, they are so fun to create.

  9. I just LOVE these! I am going to be on my way to a thrift store soon to find some holders! Are the lights battery operated? If solar, do they still work inside? (Sorry for my ignorance!) Thanks for sharing these at the TFT link party.

    1. Thank you so much Pam, and I’m thrilled you are interested in making some. Yes, there are special solar batteries inside that power up by the sun and drain down at night to work. Solar lights can work inside if they get enough sunlight.

  10. Marilyn Lesniak says:

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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, and I’ll see you at the next one.

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