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DIY Ball Mason Jar Sconce Light

We recently painted our bathroom and added some character to our bathroom out-of-the-box vanity and medicine cabinet. Meanwhile, I have been saving a few of my blue tinted ball jars for the perfect project…

New sconce lights to add more cottage chic to my bathroom? Well, of course.

My husband is a genius when it comes to repurposing items… He knows I’ve been looking at various ball jar lights on Etsy, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them. We are not electricians so it would also mean getting someone to install the wired light.
As it turns out, this project was so simple we are surprised we didn’t think of it sooner. Basically our old light had a glass sconce that was attached by a washer. I was removing them to wash the glass when he discovered that, with the lids I purchased at the flea markets this past weekend, we could finally fashion lights into ball jar sconces! Woot-woot hubby!
Old light.
Removed glass sconce.

Basically my husband removed the porcelain from the lids, cut a rough circle with his tin snips and ta-da… a light base for the jar. We just added the washer beneath the lid and screwed the jar into the lid. So simple, we are looking at the other sconces in our house to see which ones can be converted too!

I know you can do this too! Grab some similar jars here to get started!

Now, if we could only find 100-watt candle bulbs!

(UPDATE: These vintage-inspired Edison bulbs might work too.)

ball jar light

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More details on how we updated this stock vanity
to go with the mason jar lights here!
Kristy Robb - Robb Restyle

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  1. 3

    Hi, Kristy, That’s my daughter’s name, too. I love what you did with the mason jar and the bathroom light. I am going right in there and finding out if I can do that, too. Very, very creative and fun! Come on over to What to do Weekends Party and join in our fun, too. I know you would be a great addition to the party. Following you on Facebook and Pinterest also. Are you on Hometalk? This is the perfect thing for over there. Hometalk.com Best wishes, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/08/what-to-do-weekends-31.html

  2. 5

    Thank you so much Selene, Linda and Live with the Crust Cut Off. That means a lot coming from fellow crafters. I will be visiting all of your pages very soon! 🙂

  3. 8

    I love these lights. I also noticed in one picture you had a soap dispenser made from the mason jar as well. Where can I find information on how to make one of those?

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